Convivir Colorado

A nonprofit organization

$1,015 raised by 7 donors

5% complete

$19,500 Goal

What We Do

We leverage the power of storytelling, artistic expression, and community building to encourage self-empowerment and leadership development. Convivir offers our students safe spaces to find pride in their migrant identity, opportunities to apply their leadership, and a community that will support them along the way.

Why We Exist

1 in 10 Coloradans are foreign-born and more than half are not US citizens. And this is not to mention the hundreds of new migrants enrolling in our schools throughout the past year!

Our migration-impacted youth are experiencing mental health challenges, language barriers, income instability, and educational inequity among other challenges. Yet most schools, providers, and community members don't know how to adequately support them because of xenophobia at worst and misinformation at best. 

Convivir believes that all students, regardless of their national origin or immigration status, deserve the opportunity to succeed, so we focus on supporting their healing journey, uplifting their voices, and encouraging their leadership.

What We've Been Up To

This year has been monumental to our growth and a true testament to the deep relationships we've built in the community. 

We hired a third full time teammate (yay Tiffany!), celebrated our 3 year anniversary to a full house at Akwaba Restaurant, partnered with Graland Country Day School to offer our summer program fully in person, and facilitated professional development across the state to help counselors support undocumented students. 

We proudly boast high engagement rates across all our programs with students, families, and mentors joining us from farther out than ever before!

Youth Testimonials

  • "Convivir is a great program for kids to empower their identities and work on/improve their own leadership skills. I'm glad I got to be a part of it." - Summer Program Student
  • "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 region." - Arts & Conversations Student
  • "Convivir has helped me get out of my comfort zone by exposing me to things that I never thought I would be capable of doing. They also paid me!!!" - Mentorship Program Student
  • "This discussion has made me think about my own stories and put them to further use. I never thought how powerful my story could be. Thank you for reminding me of my power." - Speakers' Collective 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 students perspective. I feel like this can make students feel like they have a say and that their opinions matter too.” - Youth Leadership Council Student

Giving Activity

Mission

We are a 6th-12th grade leadership program for immigrant, refugee, and first generation youth that helps them channel their leadership through the lens of their migrant journey, so they can strengthen their sense of self and continue practicing agency as they make a positive impact on their Colorado communities.

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Convivir Colorado

other names

Convivir

Year Established

2020

Tax id (EIN)

85-1163753

Category

Youth Development, Education, Arts, Culture & Humanities, Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy

Organization Size

Small Organization

Address

3264 Larimer Street
DENVER, CO 80205

Service areas

Denver, CO, US

Aurora, CO, US