Our Programs

Convivir Colorado

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Out-of-School Programs

We primarily focus on students’ out-of-school journey where each of the 5 programs build on each other and increase in life application.

YLC
Mentorship Program
Speakers' Collective
A&C Series
Summer Program

Youth Leadership Council

9th - 12th Grade

Ensure our programming meets the needs of the youth we serve.

What former participants are saying!

Mentorship Program

9th - 12th Grade

Build a network of support for personal and professional success.

What former participants are saying!

Speakers Collective

9th - 12th Grade

Uplift student voices and educate the community on how to be better advocates for immigrants and refugees

What former participants are saying!

Arts & Conversations Series

6th - 12th Grade

Heal alongside your peers as you share personal stories and create unique art.

What former participants are saying!

Summer Program

6th - 12th Grade

Learn about immigration's impact on you and imagine how you can change the world for the better

What former participants are saying!

Summer Program

Students analyze the role of immigrants and refugees in the community, media, government, and policy and then take collective action on a community art project.

When: every year, mid-June – end of July

Eligibility: 6-12th grade immigrant, refugee, and first-generation students.

Testimonials:

“This was one of the coolest programs I have been on. It’s really enjoyable and does not feel like school!”

Ashley
Student

I would say that it’s a fun and entertaining experience that could change your perspective and give you more info not only about other things but about yourself.

Camila
Student

Yo les diria que es un programa increible donde todos son vienvenidos sin importar que idoma hables quien seas de donde vengas,etc.Es un lugar seguro donde puedes contar con personas increibles y que se dieran la oportunidad de venir.

 

Luz
Student

I would say that this is a great place to learn about being 1st generation and how our parents/grandparents etc. being an immigrant affected us. It’s also pretty fun hanging out with other people and getting to know their background stories.

Magaly
Student

Convivir brings students together and lets them learn in an environment that is funner than your traditional classroom experience. I enjoyed learning things like family roles and characteristics of white supremacy culture that I can identify in my life.

Sebastian
Student

Youth Leadership Council

This program gives students the space to put their leadership skills into practice by helping to advise and shape Convivir’s programming.

When: Year-round

Eligibility: 9th grade- college-level immigrant, refugee, and first-generation students.

Testimonials:

YLC has been a [transformative] experience as I can exert skills such as public speaking in many spaces.”

Rafael
Student

“It’s my favorite program, just because of the idea that [we] try to make changes and give our own [thoughts] about Convivir from the student’s perspective. I feel like this can make students feel like they have a say and that their opinions matter too.”

Alexa
Student

Mentorship Program

Build a network of support for personal and professional success as you receive one-on-one guidance from an experienced adult. 

When: Fall and spring

Eligibility: 9-12th immigrant, refugee, and first-generation students.

Testimonials:

“I developed a closer network with the mentors this semester! I also got to help and see my mentee win scholarships and have so much to look forward to in her college career.”

Jaeyoung
Mentor

“I learned how to become a better example not only for myself but for the generations behind me.”

Jose
Mentor

“Thanks to the program I now have a lot of resources and knowledge about how to be able to study as an immigrant. I didn’t have any of that before and didn’t know where to look. It helped me get much closer to my goals.”

Manuela
Mentee

“The program helped me open up a little more and find a person that helped me. It also helped me notice that I am not alone and there are others that I can talk to.”

Marlene
Mentee

Speakers’ Collective

Students cultivate a community of advocates by running informational workshops at conferences, events, and meetings with students, educators, service providers, families.

When: Year-round

Eligibility: 9-12th immigrant, refugee, and first-generation students.

Arts & Conversations Series

This Program introduces the power of storytelling in healing the traumas of migration and the power of art in reimagining a better world.

When: Once a week in the Spring and Fall, virtual and in-person options

Eligibility: 6-12th grade immigrant, refugee, and first-generation students.

Testimonials:

It is a great way to get your confidence up and start going out more and having fun with new people.”

Lesly
Student

“The people in the program help us a lot to learn about our identity.”

Cindy
Student

“I would say that it’s a good experience to find your identity and if your parents are from somewhere else I would recommend it to you because you would understand more about your culture and religion.”

Magaly
Student

“It taught so much about my identity that I think I actually know myself.”

Brandon
Student

“It’s a great program to get to know yourself and expression. Something I’d definitely recommend.”

Evelyn
Student

Community-Wide Programs

We offer community-wide engagement that highlights an immigrant and refugee friendly ecosystem.

Family Advising

Families new to Convivir meet with our outreach coordinators to identify areas of need, place students in the right program, and outline expectations.

When: made by appointment with outreach coordinator

Eligibility: immigrant and refugee families in Colorado

Please contact one of our coordinators to schedule!

Community Events

Convivir hosts one community event every semester where students and their families can gather together and get to know each other!

Food, music, prizes and activities.

When: Every Quarter in March, July, September, and December

Eligibility: Immigrant and refugee families, including parents, Convlvir students, and their siblings. We welcome new families!

School-Wide Programs

We offer school-based programming that creates community hubs of support for our youth.

School Enrichment Programming

Students engage in enriching content that supplements their academic and social-emotional learning.

When: In-school or after school, depending on specific MOU.

Eligibility: Middle and High Schools in Colorado, with a priority in Southwest Denver, Montbello, East Aurora, and Central Aurora.

School-Based Group Cafecitos

Group advising sessions for immigrant parents with our Spanish outreach coordinator that want to gather consistently at a particular school.

Immigrant, refugee, first generation families of our target youth.

When: In-school or after school, depending on specific MOU.

Eligibility: Middle and High Schools in Colorado, in Southwest Denver, Montbello, East Aurora, and Central Aurora”

Professional Development

Workshop series on how to support undocumented students and mixed immigration status families.

These are personalized but can include topics such as challenges and best practices for each developmental age as well as our “undocu-friendly” school audit and “undocu-friendly” curriculum, among other topics.

When: During staff development days, at conferences, or as stand-alone events, depending on specific MOU.

Eligibility: Any school or service provider in Colorado that is in direct contact with mixed immigration status community

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