Impact Denver Spring 2019 Application


Questions & Answers

Question: When is the application deadline for the Spring class of 2019?
Answer: The application deadline is Monday, November 5th, 2018 at 5 p.m.  Late applications will not be accepted.
Question: How many people from my company can apply?
Answer: We accept one person per company for each Impact Denver class.
Question: What are the program fees?
Answer: The application fee is $50. Application fees must be paid with a credit card and are non-refundable. The tuition for the Fall 2018 class is $1,850 or $1,750 for Chamber members. Tuition payment is due by the Friday (Jan. 4) prior to the first class day unless other arrangements, such as a payment plan, are made.

For all class members, responsibility for payment rests with the participant, not with the employer or sponsoring organization. Tuition payments are non-refundable if a class member withdrawals after January 4, for any reason, including relocation or change of employment. Refunds are only made if requested at least two weeks before the program start date and are subject to a $150 processing fee. 
Question: What is the curriculum for Impact Denver?

Impact Denver is a combination of educational experiences, including seminars, dialogues and a group community action project spanning a six-month period (Jan. - June). Half day-long seminars presented each month focus on significant challenges facing the Denver metropolitan area. Leadership practices are interwoven throughout the year both in class and through small group leadership study groups held outside of class (approx. one hour per month). Community issues covered often include affordable housing, education, transportation, arts and culture, healthy communities and Colorado's environment. Class members will select a class project (time requirement dependent on project selected) to address a community issue and implement the proposed solution before the final session.

Question: Is scholarship assistance available?

Yes, limited scholarship assistance is available for candidates demonstrating need. Scholarships are limited to representatives from small business, government and nonprofit organizations.

To apply for scholarship assistance, specify on the application: 1) the contribution of your company/organization; 2) the contribution from you personally; and 3) the assistance you are requesting. These three components should total $1,850 or $1,750 if you are a Chamber member.

Question: How is the class selected?

Impact Denver is a competitive program and we try to cultivate a diverse cohort of leaders representative of our community. Cohorts are comprised of people from different professions, sectors, and lived experiences.  Participants are selected based on their desire to increase their capacity for civic engagement and take their leadership to the next level. 

Question: What is the attendance policy?
Answer: Full participation in the scheduled classes is essential to the Impact Denver experience. If your schedule does not permit you to attend all classes, we recommend you postpone applying to Impact Denver until your schedule can accommodate the entire time commitment of the program. Class members are expected to arrive on time and remain with the class for the entire session. Any participant who misses more than one session will be asked to leave the program and will not receive a tuition refund.
Question: Who can I contact with questions?

If you have questions about the Impact Denver application, contact Erica Rutledge at 303-620-8116 or

If you have specific questions regarding the Impact Denver program, please contact VJ Brown, Program Manager,  at 303-620-8073 or