Friday, April 20, 2018

Good News Friday!

Today I’d like to share three stories of support from the Longmont community.

First, I'd like to offer a huge “thank you” to the students, teachers and administrators at Longmont’s Timberline PK-8 school for donating $420.25 to support Imagine!’s mission.

The fundraiser was called “Feed the Pigs.” The kids had to bring coins to feed piggy container (pictured below). Each container was for a different grade level. There was a contest of which grade would earn the most coins. The prize for elementary was extra recess, and the 5th grade won. The prize for middle school was a hat day, and the 6th grade won.

We love it when some of our community’s youngest citizens reach out to help create a world of opportunity for all abilities, and thank the good folks at Timberline for their amazing generosity.

Special thanks also to Belinda Chirinos (pictured below with her son and Imagine! Foundation Executive Director Patti Micklin), a former Imagine! employee who helped to facilitate this wonderful donation!

Next, I'd like to thank the Longmont Community Foundation for its generous grant of $1,900 for Imagine! CORE/Labor Source programs based in Longmont.

The Longmont Community Foundation has supported Imagine! in so many ways over the years, and we remain so grateful for all they do to promote the potential of Longmont citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Pictured below are Imagine! Foundation Executive Director Patti Micklin and Imagine! Ambassador Extraordinaire (and former Longmont mayor) Leona Stoecker at the Longmont Community Foundation event where the grant was announced.

Finally, Imagine! is honored to have been selected winner of The Longmont Community Foundation’s “Your Story” contest.

As winners, we received a $750 award, and will be featured on the Longmont Community Foundation’s website and social media sites. We are delighted to be selected, and once again thank the Longmont Community Foundation for its longtime support of Imagine! and the individuals we serve.

The award winning story and photo are below.

Longmont resident Gillian takes part in Imagine!’s “Horsin’ Around” class, where participants with intellectual disabilities learn how to build relationships with the horses, care for them, and ride them. Like all of Imagine!’s services, “Horsin’ Around” is community-based and designed to enhance the quality of life of people like Gillian. Community-based services enable people with disabilities to be included in society, as well as enriching communities by encouraging acceptance of all.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Technology Tuesday

Imagine! recently purchased its first electric plug-in hybrid car, a Ford Fusion Erergi, to add to its fleet for transporting those we serve throughout the community. the car averages 97 miles to the gallon, and we will save Imagine! approximately $600 in gas costs per year while allowing us to leave a smaller carbon footprint on our community making it healthier and cleaner.

Every day, Imagine! evaluates its options to improve our cost efficiency in a world of ever changing technology, and we’re always looking for ways to be a better community partner. This vehicle helps us do both. Congratulations to our vehicle department for making this big step!

Friday, April 13, 2018

Good News Friday!

Tonight, Imagine!’s Out & About Centre Stage for Children is debuting “Let The Wild Rumpus Begin.” Details are below.

I hope you’ll be able to join us!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Technology Tuesday

Electric adjustable counter tops at Imagine!’s Charles Family SmartHome allow Stacey and Anthony to utilize their kitchen better.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Good News Friday!

Imagine!’s Out & About department is currently hiring for summer positions. To help in their recruiting efforts, they created a short video that I thought would be fun to share. Check it out below.

And if you or anyone you know is interested in a great summer job opportunity, click here to get started.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Technology Tuesday

Imagine!'s CORE/Labor Source (CLS) team uses technology to their advantage during their weekly science class. Eight students engage in an interactive quiz using iPads. Instructors read the question off of a projector screen, and students submit their answers on the tablet. Students can choose their answer by word, letter, color, or shape, ensuring that people with a wide variety of capabilities can participate in the instructional activities. The app CLS uses displays quiz results in real time, making for an interactive and fun way to learn!

Friday, March 30, 2018

Good News Friday!

On February 28, Alliance held its annual I/DD Awareness Day Luncheon at the McNichols Civic Center in Denver. Service agencies from all over Colorado were in attendance to celebrate their successes in supporting individuals with I/DD. As a grand finale to the event, Alliance handed out a Direct Service Professional (DSP) of the Year award, and Imagine! employee Jason Kingsbury took home this prestigious award!

In the mix of 28 nominations, Jason rose to the top as the employee most deserving of this honor. He works at Imagine!'s CORE/Labor Source in Boulder and was initially nominated by his colleagues.

Program Coordinator Jeff Rodarti said this about Jason: “Jason has demonstrated a dogged advocacy for clients with intense and challenging behaviors. He has consistently modeled a sense of determined and graceful patience in those moments, even going so far as to educate members of the community with regard to how Imagine! supports those with significant behavioral challenges, and how these individuals deserve a space in the community as much as anyone else.”

Jason gave a meaningful speech after accepting the award, which you can watch below. Jason noted “My mother was a school teacher for 45 years and she taught me that I have the choice to either be a part of the solution, or a part of the problem. Since then, I decided whatever the case, to be a part of the solution.” Jason received a standing ovation for his remarks and his work.

Congratulations Jason for this well deserved honor, and thank you for all you do!

Friday, March 23, 2018

Good News Friday!

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. This year’s Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month theme is “See Me for Me!” – expressing a desire that we all look beyond a person’s disability and see that person for who they really are.

Each week has a sub-theme, and we’ve been sharing videos on our Facebook page throughout the month that highlight those themes. I encourage you to take a look and to consider what you can do to make sure we all are able to “See Me For Me!” in all our interactions.

 Week 1 – “See Me As Your Classmate” 

Week 2 – “See Me As Your Coworker”


Week 3 – “See Me As Your Neighbor” 


Week 4 – See Me As Your Friend”

Friday, March 16, 2018

Good News Friday!

Did you miss last month's Imagine!'s Out & About Adult Centre Stage performance? Held on February 28 at the Broomfield Auditorium, participants and instructors performed "Disney Dog Disaster" for a packed house! Check out some photos from the performance as well as a video of the entire show below!

See even more photos here.

And here's the show in its entirety:

Friday, March 9, 2018

Good News Friday!

Imagine!’s mission is to create a world of opportunity for all abilities. We’ve always know that there’s no way for us to do that alone. We need community partners who support and enhance our work. We’re at our best when our community is an equal partner in our work.

Today I’m going to demonstrate how beneficial our community partnerships can be by highlighting the two-plus year collaboration between the YMCA of Boulder Valley and Imagine!’s Out & About department.

As part of the collaboration, Out & About provides the YMCA of Boulder Valley with:

  • Training and support for their staff members who work in their business office and front desks, with an emphasis on how to create a more welcoming environment for people with developmental disabilities and their family members. 
  • Training to staff members working in their summer day camp and after school programs. 
  • Consultations for supporting individual children. 
  • Advice on how to handle registration, how to create more welcoming materials, and assisting in the creation of a consistent registration and assessment form. 
  • Trainings in a “lunch-and-learn” format, including a recent training on Person First Language and Inclusion. 

In return, the YMCA of Boulder Valley offers Out & About:

  • Use of their facilities and completely waived entrance fees and rental charges for their studio spaces for Out & About’s Summer Camp, After School Program, and School Closure Day programs for children.
  • Same for Out & About’s Catalog Program for Adults, which regularly uses the Y twice a week.  
All of those collaborative efforts result a healthier, more inclusive society where opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities to be active and participating members of their community aren’t an afterthought or an add on, but rather standard and expected aspects of everyday life.

Thanks to the YMCA of Boulder Valley and Out & About for demonstrating Imagine!’s mission in action.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Today Is Spread The Word To End The Word Day

Today is Spread the Word to End the Word Day! Help us raise awareness about the hurtfulness of the R-word by pledging to eliminate the derogatory use of the word from everyday speech and promote the acceptance and inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities.

Learn more and take the pledge here

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Technology Tuesday

Touring Imagine!’s SmartHome recently: Arielle Hudson, a Junior at Regis University majoring in Education with a specialty in special needs. Arielle also happens to be the granddaughter of Imagine! Ambassador Extraordinaire Leona Stoecker, and we were delighted to have her take the tour.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Good News Friday!

Imagine! recently conducted a satisfaction survey among individuals and families who had recently interacted with the Imagine! Intake Team.

The results were, pardon the pun, extremely satisfying! It is clear that our Intake Team is remarkably skilled, and their work is so vital in getting people who may be entering into the world of services for individuals with intellectual delays and disabilities started the right way. Below you will see some of the overwhelmingly positive results of the survey.

Congrats to the Imagine! Intake Team.

And here’s a few comments from survey respondents:

Staff was awesome. 

We had a great experience with Imagine! as well as the transition out of the program and into preschool for our now 3-year old son with hearing loss. 

Amazing resource. 

The Imagine! staff was fantastic at every step of the way! 

Thankful for this help for our family and little guy! 

Very happy with your team, thanks! 

Lovely team. Warm, personable ladies. Thank you! 

Everything has been wonderful.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Technology Tuesday

It is the spring semester at the University of Colorado, and for us at Imagine!, that means another opportunity to collaborate with University of Colorado Engineering students in a class taught by Associate Professor Melinda Piket-May.

For the past eight years, students in these classes have worked on projects to design adaptive technologies to aid increased independence for some of the individuals Imagine! serves. To start the project out right, Imagine! representative Fred Hobbs presented to the class last Wednesday, providing the background and historical context that makes these projects so meaningful to our fellow citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Check out the video below to see some examples of previous assistive tech projects created by CU students. We look forward to sharing more at the end of the semester!

Can’t see the video? Click here.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Good News Friday!

Today I’d like to recognize Imagine! employees Quincy Hegeman and Jason Kingsbury, both of whom have been nominated for the Alliance Direct Support Professional of the Year Award. Alliance is a nonprofit, statewide association of Community Centered Boards (CCBs) and Program Approved Service Agencies (PASAs) that is dedicated to strengthening services and supports for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). This award recognizes the incredible work DSPs do every day to improve the lives of Colorado citizens with I/DD.

Below is some information, taken directly from their nominations, demonstrating why these two stellar Imagine! employees are perfect candidates for this prestigious award.

Quincy Hegeman 

Quincy is a member of Imagine!'s Out & About team. On Quincy’s very first day as an intern, she discovered that a particular vehicle was needed to support the participant she was working with, and that vehicle was not on site. She offered to make an extra trip to pick up the vehicle. On her first day, she demonstrated going above and beyond by advocating for those in our services. 

Quincy is thorough and professional when she communicates with participants. She sets him/her up for success by creating a detailed schedule of the activity, and always gives them a safe platform to communicate his/her needs. Quincy combines a professional therapeutic style with her personal/friendly demeanor to build rapport and a safe environment for all participants. 

Quincy has developed numerous relationships with individual participants, to the point where she can encourage them to participate in a new activity that is outside their comfort zone. Due to the high quality of support and type of relationships she builds with participants and their families, she has been asked to do respite on the side many times. For example, she took a participant skiing for the first time and assisted him in getting comfortable on the slopes. Families really trust her. 

When Quincy comes back to the office after a shift, she always shares a success story her assigned participant. She offers tips and tricks to be added to the therapeutic plan or talks to the therapeutic coordinator on how to best support such person. 

She has become a strong leader among all instructors and offers a wealth of knowledge and experience for others to learn and better their skills in the field. Her knowledge is trusted due to her high quality of service. Quincy strives every day to make sure her participants are getting the most out of each activity, whether it is teaching them something new or assisting them in completing a project or activity with a sense of pride. 

Jason Kingsbury 

Jason is part of Imagine!'s CORE/Labor Source team. There is hardly a corner of the Imagine! community that Jason hasn’t touched. Over the ten plus years that Jason has been with the organization, Jason has worked in multiple group homes and at day program, supporting individuals to grow and achieve their potentials. For years, Jason regularly puts in overtime, working 6-7 days in a row to fill staffing hours across the organization. His time and efforts have made a real impact keeping group homes open during staffing shortages. Jason is always willing to sacrifice his time to help the team make it happen. 

In the course of my time with Jason, he has also demonstrated a dogged advocacy for clients with intense and challenging behaviors. Jason has always been willing to jump in and work the most intensive challenges, and has helped me, personally, to understand the significance of this service. No matter how difficult these challenges have been, Jason has consistently modeled a sense of determined and graceful patience in those moments, even going so far as to educate members of the community with regard to how Imagine! supports those with significant behavioral challenges, and how these individuals deserve a space in the community as much as anyone else. 

Direct support requires balance, and Jason demonstrates this trait across every aspect of his work at Imagine!. Over his career, Jason as developed real friendships with the people we serve and at the same time maintains professionalism in his rapport. Jason balances his heart and compassion with effectively implementing behavior therapy. And Jason time and again demonstrates that supporting clients is only a part of the picture. Jason shows up for his fellow team members, too, providing a space where his peers feel comfortable sharing the success and their frustrations. In this capacity, Jason mentors both his coworkers and the clients with whom he works. Moreover, Jason balances his eagerness to improve the lives of the people we serve with a sense of patience and understanding that gives those clients the time and space they need to grow into themselves and develop real, meaningful relationships within their community. And through it all, Jason has always brought a smile to his work.

The winner of the Alliance DSP of the Year Award will be announced next Wednesday, February 28, at Alliance’s Annual I/DD Awareness Day at the State Capitol in Denver. I don’t know if Quincy or Jason will be selected as the winner, but I do know that either way, Imagine! and the people we serve have already won by having these two as part of our staff! I am honored to call them my colleagues.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Good News Friday!

Mackie's big smile after losing her two
front teeth on both top and bottom.
Photo credit: Elizabeth Hill
Imagine! is very grateful to all of our generous donors throughout the years. But today I'd like to shine the spotlight on perhaps our youngest donor yet, seven-year old Mackie Ball.

Late last month, Mackie noticed her mom getting dressed up for a fancy event and asked why. She found out that her mom, Laura, was going to the Imagine! Celebration, our annual fundraising gala. Laura works in Imagine!’s Human Resources department and attended the event as a volunteer to help with behind the scenes work.

“What is that?” asked Mackie. Laura explained to her daughter what the event was for and that Imagine! helps people with developmental disabilities. Mackie remained curious. Laura then said, “every year, Imagine! makes a video about someone we have helped and it makes me cry happy tears every time.”

“Can I watch the video?” asked Mackie. Her mother told her that the video will be online after the event, and she could watch it after that.

After hearing this, Mackie went into her room, grabbed her purse, took out the $4.00 the Tooth Fairy had given her, brought it to her mother, and asked her to donate it to Imagine!. After asking Mackie what made her decide to donate, she responded, “Because there are kids with disabilities that don’t always get to do the things that I get to do.”

Mackie woke up the next morning and asked her mother about the money and the video. They found the video online and Mackie watched it. “What did you think of the video?” Laura asked. Mackie replied, “I like it because it shows someone’s life getting better and they became happier.” (See below to watch the video Mackie is talking about). 

Mackie’s four dollar donation was given to the Imagine! Foundation and logged in the books. A very special thanks to Mackie and Laura for fostering the spirit of giving, no matter your age.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Good News Friday!

Earlier this week, Imagine! hosted a group of international visitors from China who are interested in learning more about non-profit management in the United States. We enjoyed their company and appreciate their interest in Imagine!. These visitors were invited to the United States under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program, and the visit was arranged by Meridian International Center.

The visitors are spending time going to a variety of non-profits and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) across the county, following these specific objectives:
  • Explore the history and evolution of the non profit sector in the U.S. and the tax structure that supports public/private cooperation; 
  • Illustrate the diversity of the non profit sector in the U.S. and the dynamic relationships between business, government, and non governmental organizations; 
  • Examine innovative technology and management strategies used by non governmental organizations (NGOs) in the U.S.; and 
  • Review NGO methodologies for strengthening leadership; recruiting, training, and retaining volunteers; fundraising; and advocacy. 
This is the second time Imagine! has hosted international visitors as a result of this program, and we are delighted to share our knowledge, to learn from them in return, and to work together on discovering global solutions to challenges facing us all.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Good News Friday!

Last Saturday night’s Annual Imagine! Celebration was a triumph of community coming together to help create a world of opportunity for all abilities. We’ll share more details later, but here’s the key number to remember: the preliminary revenue results indicate that the event brought in $430,226.00 in support of Imagine!’s mission!

If you missed the event, below is a video we debuted that evening, telling the story of the Gehr family. The video demonstrates how far we have come as a society (thanks to organizations such as Imagine!) when it comes to offering opportunities for community living for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Now, some “thank yous” are in order.

Imagine! Foundation Board of Directors President Don Brown emceed the program with humor and compassion. Katie Hawkins, Heather Sabo and the Celebration Committee created a memorable, warm ambiance in the ballroom and hallways, with an auction chock-full of great items and experiences. Auctioneer Gary Corbett and his team delivered great results. George Karakehian captivated the audience expressing what is in his heart for Imagine!. The Gehr Family shared a story that needed to be told – look how far we have come as a society, and how much we all benefit from knowing people with intellectual disabilities! Bob Von Eschen gave an impassioned pitch and set the bar high. The Imagine! staff volunteers were phenomenal ambassadors. Our many sponsors helped fill the tables with generous and giving souls.

And a special hats off to Imagine! Foundation Executive Director Patti Micklin for her leadership and passion!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Thank You, Greg

Today I’d like to offer a hearty “fare thee well” to my friend and colleague Greg Wellems, who after 27 years here at Imagine! is moving to a new position with Pennsylvania with Keystone Human Services.

During his tenure here, Greg has made Imagine! and the people we serve his passion, and his legacy will be the many, many lives he has improved through his creativity, innovation, and hard work. So many of the aspects of Imagine! that we are renowned for – our pioneering use of technology in services, as just one example – are a direct result of Greg’s efforts.

I will miss having him here, and my job will be more difficult without his wise insights and counsel. But I am heartened to know that he will continue to work toward a world of opportunity for all abilities, and I wish him nothing but the best.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Good News Friday!

Imagine!’s Dayspring team recently created a video highlighting their unique Community Calendar Activities program. Take a look!

Friday, January 19, 2018

Good News Friday!

Next week is the 17th Annual Imagine! Celebration – our major fundraising event featuring dinner, silent and live auctions, and stories that connect the audience to Imagine!’s mission of creating a world of opportunity for all abilities.

To tell those stories, we usually debut a video about an individual or family served by Imagine! during the event, which discusses how Imagine! has positively impacted their lives. Today I’d like to share a few of the videos created for previous celebrations. I think by watching them you will get a sense of how important our work is, and why we do what we do.


Miah’s Story (from 2017 Celebration)

Gerald’s Story (from 2016 Celebration)

Emily’s Story (from 2015 Celebration)

Meredith’s Story (from 2014 Celebration) 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Abused And Betrayed - Seeking Solutions

Many readers of this blog may be aware of National Public Radio’s “Abused and Betrayed,” a series of reports about the astonishing rate of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who have been victims of sexual assault.

Sadly, this story was not news to those of us at Imagine!. We have long been aware that the population we serve is especially vulnerable to this type of crime.

We have explored ways to address this epidemic of sexual assault. A few years ago Imagine! participated in “Intersections,” a collaboration between Imagine! and Boulder-based Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA), funded by a grant from the Office on Violence Against Women. The ultimate goals of the grant were to facilitate sustainable system change at both MESA and Imagine!, and to help MESA as well as Imagine! staff and volunteers improve both organizations’ ability to serve people with disabilities who have experienced sexual assault.

You can learn more about the collaboration here

The value of the collaboration and the increased knowledge we came away with as a result cannot be overstated. We are a wiser organization and better equipped to support those we serve who have been victims of sexual assault.

But of course it was just the beginning, and as the NPR series indicates, we still have a very long way to go in ensuring that our fellow citizens with I/DD are safe from these horrible violations of their person. I ask all of you reading this to commit to being part of the solution to this epidemic – we will never have a world of opportunity for all abilities without significantly reducing the risk of sexual assault among people with I/DD.

Then again, what do I know?

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Technology Tuesday

Imagine! recently debuted a new look and feel for our website.

Check it out! 

Friday, January 12, 2018

Good News Friday!

The 17th Annual Imagine! Celebration, scheduled for Saturday, January 27, will feature dinner, silent and live auctions, and stories that connect the audience to Imagine!’s mission of creating a world of opportunity for all abilities.

This amazing event can’t happen without the support of many generous business and individual sponsors, and today I’d like to take a moment to acknowledge their contributions. Check out the list below (click on the image to make it larger), and be sure to visit the businesses and/or thank the individuals if you get a chance!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Technology Tuesday

The Colorado State Innovation Model (SIM) and Health First Colorado (Medicaid) need your input on the use of telehealth and e-consults to improve patient access to care and identify barriers to the use of this technology. They are asking interested parties to please complete a short, telehealth/eConsult survey by Jan. 17, 2018.

Click here to take the survey

Monday, January 8, 2018

Under Construction – Your Tax Dollars Hard at Work – Thank You for Your Patience

I’m sure every one of my readers has experienced that aggravating feeling of being stuck in a construction related traffic jam. Cones, barrels, and signs direct us this way and that, we stop and start and then stop and start again, and frequently we aren’t even sure what the result of the construction will be and will it be an improvement?

We can all relate to that feeling – and that’s the feeling that many of us serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) in Colorado have felt in the last two decades as we try to navigate the many changes our system has undergone.

To give you some idea of the kinds of barriers, stops, and starts our field has experienced, please take a look at the documents below, which was included as part of a Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) staff budget briefing for the Colorado State Legislature’s Joint Budget Committee. The document lists the significant policy changes which have taken place in Colorado’s I/DD system since 1999 (click on the images to make them larger).

Now, to be clear and fair, most of the changes were implemented for what on the surface appear to be good reasons and by people who I have no doubt want the best for our fellow citizens who happen to have developmental disabilities. But the sheer number of changes, many of which were enacted seemingly with little regard to other existing rules or policies, and many of which were unfunded mandates placing the financial burden of implementing them on community providers, can make even the most dedicated champions of people with I/DD wonder when and where the traffic jam of complex policies will end.

While this may just sound like complaining about making the lives of those that work at Imagine! and similar organizations across the state more difficult, the issue is much bigger than that. The policy traffic jam has created significant uncertainty in our field, and may have the potential to put access to services and people at risk. When organizations don’t know the best route to take to get clear of the blocked traffic, it is likely many will just pull over and park and wait and see what happens next.

Parking and waiting is not an option in this case. We have a responsibility, all of us in the system, to get ourselves out of this traffic jam so we can ensure that Coloradoans with I/DD can live fulfilling lives in their homes and communities.

Then again, what do I know?

Friday, January 5, 2018

Good News Friday!

Over the past six months, Imagine! and the Association for Community Living (ACL) have been providing training for Imagine! Case Managers to help them build non-technical case management skills in order to enhance the overall quality of case management provided by Imagine!.

The training, made possible by funding from Boulder County, helps teach Case Managers skills such as meeting facilitation, problem solving, collaboration/relationship management, community resource development, and person-centered practices.

By focusing on developing skills that aren’t necessarily part of traditional Case Management job requirements or training, the hope for this project is to increase satisfaction with case management services for Boulder County citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families, and to decrease the number of ACL advocacy requests resulting from case management interaction.

During 2017, Imagine! Case Managers had five full-staff, one-half day trainings in addition to several smaller trainings. Overall, the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive and the goal of better services seems as if it is being realized. More trainings are scheduled for the first six months of 2018. 

At a recent training (pictured below), Eva Klemens, who works for Imagine! Behavioral Health Services and is a parent of an individual in services, presented to the group on case management services from the perspective of a parent. Attendees agreed the presentation was a moving reminder of how case management plays such a vital role in ensuring our fellow citizens with I/DD are contributing members of their communities.

We thank Boulder County and the ACL for their support of this meaningful effort to improve our community and the lives of individuals with I/DD.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Technology Tuesday

On the December 27th edition of AMPLIFY, host Jennifer Ciplet and her guests discuss an exciting collaboration between Imagine! and the University of Colorado Boulder College of Engineering and Applied Science. The guests on the December 27th Edition of AMPLIFY include Professor Melinda Piket-May, CU Boulder engineering student Sarah DaFoe, and Director of Public Relations at Imagine!, Fred Hobbs. 

Listen here

AMPLIFY: Stories of University-Community Collaborations is a production of CU Engage, the Center for Community-Based Learning and Research at CU Boulder, in partnership with independent community radio KGNU. The show aims to amplify the voices of students and community partners who are working together to generate new knowledge and actions to address public challenges.