Impact Denver

Lead from where you stand: Impact Denver puts up-and-coming professionals on the fast track, learning about community issues, discovering their leadership style and completing a community project with a small team during this six-month program. Offered twice a year, participants can start making an immediate impact.

Applications for the Impact Denver Spring 2020 class are due Tuesday, Nov. 19 by 5 p.m.

Impact Denver runs twice a year, from January to June and July to December. Applications for the Impact Denver Spring 2020 class are due Tuesday, Nov. 19 by 5 p.m. Spring 2020: January to June. Fall 2020: July to December.

Pricing: Tuition is $1,750 for Chamber members and $1,850 for nonmembers. (Scholarships may be available; learn more). There is a nonrefundable application fee of $50.

  • Meet over six months in two full days and four half-days, learning about regional issues, meeting influencers and building your personal network
  • Connect in a small group setting to explore and develop your leadership expertise
  • Make a di­fference by working as a team with a community partner to tackle a local challenge
  • Become part of an influential network of diverse leaders as a Leadership Foundation alum
Our goal in every Leadership Foundation program is for you to gain the knowledge, network, skills and experience to enhance your impact in the community. How you work matters as much as what you do, which is why our community values—Colorado’s Civic DNA™—are part of every program.
Impact Denver is ideal for young professionals or those just beginning to get involved in the community who can commit to engaging in the program over six months. Considering Impact Denver or Leadership Denver? Check out our comparison. More questions? Contact us now.

As an integral part of the experience, the community project offers participants a hands-on opportunity to engage in the community. In addition, it allows local nonprofit organizations to work with rising civic leaders to carry out projects to aid in their commitment to impacting communities. Project proposal guidelines:

  • Your organization should be a nonprofit (501(c)3 status or government agency preferred)
  • Projects must be located in the seven-county Denver metro area region.
  • Proposed projects should have measurable and lasting community impact.
  • The project should be achievable, resulting in a realistic end-product or recommendation during a six-month period.
  • Projects can range in scope. Successful projects include a hands-on component rather than just documenting a process or strategic planning. Teams often feel a closer bond to the project when they are able to interact with the ultimate beneficiary of the organization.

To learn more about the Impact Denver project proposals read our FAQs or contact VJ Brown for more information.

Get Started

Apply for Impact Denver Spring 2020
Submit a Project Proposal by Dec. 20


“As a result of my Impact Denver experience, I’m going to leverage my talents and invest time to positively impact the local community.”

Ryan Padilla

ID ’14, Founder and Owner, SIZEnine Solutions

“The most valuable part of Impact Denver is exposure to local issues that light the fire and give you an avenue to make a difference in an area that interests you.”

Clay Waller

ID ’14, Audit Partner, Eide Bailly LLP

“I appreciated the exposure to critical issues facing our area and a wide variety of community leaders from all sectors who also want to impact our community in significant ways.”

Nancy McCarney

ID ’12, Senior Program Manager, Scientific & Cultural Facilities District

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