Applications are now being accepted through November 10, 2016 and sessions start in January 2017! Apply now!Do you want to be a champion on the forefront of the cultural shift toward car-lite lifestyles? Apply for Project Shift, a unique and engaging leadership program that brings people together around a shared interest in improving car-lite lifestyles in their own communities. What’s a car-lite lifestyle? Glad you asked. It means having the freedom and the ability to lead a full life in your community without depending on a car.
You can be a car-lite champion and advocate for options that increase the freedom of choice for Denverites. How? By demonstrating just how easy it is to get around without getting behind the wheel.
Project Shift: West Denver is looking for applicants who live or work in the West Denver neighborhoods of West Colfax, Villa Park, Sun Valley, Barnum West, Barnum, and Valverde. If you don’t live or work in the designated West Denver neighborhoods, stay tuned! A second Project Shift will be launching in May 2017 for Southwest Denver neighborhoods. For a map of neighborhood boundaries, click HERE!
During this seven-month program, you and your cohort will:
You will attend 10 upbeat and interactive sessions featuring thought leaders from around the city to empower you and to transform perceptions about personal transportation. Each three-hour session will be held on Tuesday evening or Saturday morning. In addition to short readings and self-directed assignments, participants will work together between sessions on activities including a community project. You should plan on a commitment of 10 hours a month. Your toolkit will include a copy of Walkable City by Jeff Speck, a Fitbit, and RTD transit passes. You are also invited to a happy hour on December 13, 2016 to introduce yourself and receive your toolkit!
Selection for Project Shift is competitive and space is limited. Applications are accepted through Thursday, November 10, 2016. Accepted participants will be notified by November 18, 2016 and are asked to commit by December 1, 2016. Please allow 20 to 30 minutes to complete the application. If you are unable to complete the online application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (626) 329-8204 to request a downloadable version to print and complete.
Project Shift is a program of WalkDenver, a nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to making Denver the most walkable city in the country. Valued at $6000 per participant, Project Shift is offered for FREE to eligible participants thanks to grants from the Colorado Health Foundation and the Denver Regional Council of Governments.
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