Graciela “Gracie” Leal

Metropolitan State University - 2026



Get more funding put towards homeless shelters in Denver or other major resources that they could use day-to-day.

Project: Hostile architecture is negatively impacting where and how people experiencing homelessness get to live. My goal is to shift the funding that is put towards this kind of architecture towards resources more beneficial to the impacted people.

Inspiration: Volunteering at food banks has allowed me to see the different kinds of people that are struggling, even within the small town where I come from where I thought everybody was financially stable. It makes me want to help these people live comfortably and safely.

Future Goals: I want to get more funding put towards homeless shelters in Denver or other major resources that they could use day-to-day.