DU Prison Arts Initiative Radio

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This campaign ended on May 20, 2021, but you can still make a gift to University of Denver by clicking here!
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An Anonymous DonorThe Ingrassia Family gave $25,000
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The DU Prison Arts Initiative (DU PAI) generates creative and collaborative learning experiences that enrich the lives of people who are incarcerated.
In 2021, we’re launching DU PAI Radio (DPR), a long-term initiative in partnership with the Colorado Department of Corrections (CDOC). DPR will beam music, news, educational programs, and more into every prison facility in the state, using CDOC’s closed-circuit television system. Our goal is to offer entertainment, inspiration, and connection to incarcerated people across Colorado, and it will be the first statewide prison radio station in the U.S. DPR will be designed, created, and hosted by incarcerated artists, with the collaboration and mentorship of DU PAI staff and consulting experts from the field.
Your support will help us create a communal platform for incarcerated residents to share stories, dialogue, and learning, and advance numerous goals:

  • to cultivate community inside prisons
  • foster mindfulness and healthy lifestyles, and offer support to mitigate substance abuse
  • offer support, skills training, and education, to prepare residents for successful re-entry
  • shift the perceived dynamic of “us vs. them” between incarcerated people and CDOC staff, by creating shared, co-hosted programming
  • provide a platform for CDOC leadership to maintain more frequent contact with incarcerated residents
  • and finally, raise public awareness about our neighbors inside, through sharing select programming on our Colorado media partners’ airwaves

DU PAI Radio and our other programs can support the likelihood of healthy reentry of incarcerated people in Colorado into families, jobs, and neighborhoods – something that benefits all Colorado citizens and communities. Make a gift and be a part of the impact.

Dean McIntosh is allocating $1,000 once this project reaches a $1,000 in donor support!!

Did you know that your gift to the University of Denver could qualify for a charitable tax deduction of up to $300 for individuals ($600 for couples filing jointly), even if you don’t itemize your deductions? More info here: https://giftplanning.du.edu/extended-tax-benefits

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Thank you for making this 1Day4DU so special.

From all of us at the University of Denver, thank you for your generous contribution to the DU Prison Arts Initiative Radio this 1Day4DU. Your support will go on to make an immediate impact in the lives of countless DU community members. Today, we celebrate you and the change you are helping to create at DU. 

Thank you.

155 days ago by Natalie Sochacki
Thank you, Jon and Kristen Kraus!

Thank you Jon and Kristen Kraus for your generous $500 lead gift to help kick off 1Day4DU!

158 days ago by Natalie Sochacki

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