CU Boulder wins recognition for its pre-collegiate internship programs

The local "I Have A Dream" Foundation presented the award in February

Boulder High School juniors Citlali Vazquez, at right, and Lucy Canales work together to measure density of sugar solutions during a chemistry class on the CU campus on Wednesday as part of the “I Have A Dream” Pre-Collegiate Program. For more photos of the class go to www.dailycamera.
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The “I Have A Dream” Foundation of Boulder County earlier this year gave an inaugural award to the University of Colorado Boulder.

The honor, called the Building the Dream Internship Host of the Year Award, recognizes CU Boulder’s work over the past two decades to host pre-collegiate interns on its campus, according to a news release from the university.

In the 1990s, CU Boulder started a six-week summer internship program to promote higher education to underrepresented students.

More than 20 departments at the school over the years have hosted hundreds of Boulder County students through a partnership with the “I Have A Dream” Foundation, which provides support to young people from low-income communities.

“We are proud to receive this recognition, but we are even more proud of the faculty and staff who have stepped up to embrace our efforts to host young people whose futures were and are forever shaped by positive experiences on our campus,” said Christopher Pacheco, executive director of the CU Boulder Office of Pre-College Outreach and Engagement.

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