Building the Community

JWU improves the quality of life in Denver through our commitments to community service, urban revitalization and community collaborations.

Commitment to Community Service
During the 2009-10 academic year, students at the Denver Campus provided more than 31,000 hours of community service through student volunteer activities and required service-learning courses.

This commitment to the Denver community has earned the campus a place on the national President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll since 2006.

Business and Economic Development
In 2009, the Denver Campus accounted for $50.5 million in economic activity in the Denver metropolitan area. In addition to having an economic impact through the Denver Campus, the university is also committed to historic renovation and urban revitalization.

Since 2000, the Denver Campus has invested more than $55 million in renovating, upgrading and adapting facilities. Between 2000 and 2005, JWU invested nearly $34 million on construction of culinary laboratories, improvement of residence halls and enhancement of classroom facilities.

In 2009, the campus spent nearly $7 million on construction, about half of which was paid to contractors based in the Denver metropolitan area

Denver Campus Employee Spends Free Time 'Accounting for Kindness'

Cheryl Nesbitt first began volunteering when her two daughters were young, later turning that energy toward her community. read more