Social Media/Marketing Internship Position
he Bridge Project is a community outreach initiative of DU’s
GraduateSchool of Social Work and is seeking motivated individuals to help bring theminto the technological era in order to connect with the greater DU community andits extended network. They are offering two 6-month social media/marketinginternships beginning this spring.
Background on The Bridge Project:
The mission of The Bridge Project is to provide educational opportunitiesfor children
living in Denver’s public housing neighborhoods so they graduate
from high school and attend college or learn a trade.
The Bridge Project seeks to achieve this mission by building a “bridge”
into lower income, public housing neighborhoods and providing children with thetools and support necessary for success in school.The Bridge Project was established in 1991 through a collaborationinvolving community representatives and faculty members in the GraduateSchool of Social Work at the University of Denver. Inspired by Chancellor Dan
Ritchie’s vision that the University of Denver strive to be “a great priv
university dedicated to serving the public good,” community and faculty leaders
developed a program aimed at reducing educational barriers, increasingeducational opportunities and improving learning outcomes for children and
youth living in Denver’s public housing communities. The project’s mission and
goals are based on data indicating that as many as 90 percent of youth residing
in Denver’s public housing developments fail to complete high school. The Bridge
Project uses several integrated program components to enhance educationalskills and outcomes for children, youth and parents who participate in the project.The first Bridge Project neighborhood center was established in
Denver’s North Lincoln Park Public Housing Development in 1991. Due to the
subsequent demolition of the North Lincoln location, the Bridge Project movedinto South Lincoln Park community in 1993. In January of 1998, a second sitewas opened in the Columbine Public Housing Development; this was followedby the addition of a third location at the Westwood Public HousingDevelopment in the spring of 2001. The Denver Public Housing Authorityprovides space for each of the Bridge Project sites. Renovation, equipment,and program costs are provided through private funds and in-kindcontributions from the Denver community.