The Colorado African Organization (CAO) had more than 400 current and former refugees at their Refugees Rock the Vote event on Saturday, Oct. 1. The event was a partnership with Denver Public Schools (DPS) EDUCA and CAO to celebrate citizenship, recognizing those who recently became U.S. citizens and will be voting for the first time this November.
“The community navigators at CAO have helped me understand the school system and supported me along my journey to citizenship. I now know that I can be a leader in my children’s education and have a voice in this great country,” said a DPS parent and participant at the event.
Together with CAO, EDUCA works throughout the year to build leadership opportunities among refugee and immigrant families. This event helped empower DPS families and community members to acknowledge that their voice matters in building a stronger Denver community. For more information on EDUCA and their outreach efforts, visiteducaradio.org.