civic engagement at the core__________________
Puksta Foundation offers scholarships to students ready to get involved in causes on and beyond their campuses.
The college years are about something more, something special, something significant, something we at Puksta Foundation call civic engagement. Check out the projects that our scholars have worked on, spanning from human rights to researching the educational barriers for undocumented students.
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Reydesel Salvidrez Rodriguez honored with the Rosa Parks Diversity Award!
Rosa Parks Diversity Awards This annual award honors faculty, staff, students, and community organizations whose contributions to diversity at CU Denver embody the spirit of Civil Rights pioneer, Rosa Parks. With the work that Reydesel Salvidrez Rodriguez is doing with his Puksta Project in his community and on campus, Rey was the only student this year… Read more »
Puksta Intercollegiate Winter Retreat 2018 Estes Park
Our winter retreat this year was truly one of a kind from singing karaoke, hiking, bonding, workshops on community issues, to bonfires and dance parties. Check out this video to see what some of our graduating seniors had to say about the program and pictures from an unforgettable weekend! The Puksta Foundation
Puksta Alum, Marco Dorado, is proof that sharing your story can have a great impact and reach ears on a national level!
Nancy Pelosi shared Marco’s story during her eight consecutive hours on the chamber floor, fighting for immigration reform, with a in particular focus on those with DACA. Pelosi says, “Marco Dorado was born in Mexico and moved to Denver’s Globeville neighborhood at the age of three. After attending Thornton High School as a… Read more »