The Denver SOFE explores the disparities between wealth and poverty and the opportunities NPO's provide in addressing inequality. Students work to understand why these disparities exist and how to change them.
The SOFE also provides an intense learning experience through individual and group work as well as many experiential opportunities.
The course has two main facilitators, 15 students, and incporates the expertise of many local practitioners and organizations to provide a breadth and depth of experience for students.
Students participate in activities such as dialogue with leaders in the sector, service experiences with nonprofit workers, and an examination of the historical, social, political, economic and cultural conditions that create wealth and poverty.
Students may have an opportunity to connect and work with a nonprofit organization in the metro area for final project development and ongoing service opportunities. All students develop critical thought about the realities of income disparity and its effects on society. Students will also formulate theoretical and practical methods for recognizing and solving these problems in the future.
Please note: Students spend the weeklong Denver SOFE experience on-campus, living in the Regis dorms with classmates and facilitators.