Project Shift Application
- Application Due: Friday, April 28, 2017
- Notification of Acceptance: Tuesday, May 2, 2017
- Commitment Letter Due: Tuesday, May 16, 2017
- Happy Hour Introductions: Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 6pm - 8pm (optional)
- Sessions Dates:
1. Tue, June 6, 6pm - 9pm
2. Sat, June 24, 9am - 12:30pm
3. Sat, July 15, 9am - 12:30pm
4. Tue, August 1, 6pm - 9pm
5. Tue, August 22, 6pm - 9pm
6. Sat, September 16, 9am - 12:30pm
7. Sat, October 7, 2017, 9am - 12:30pm
8. TBD, dependent on policymaker (Week of October 23)
9. Wed, November 8, 2017, 6pm - 9pm

Welcome to Project Shift, the only visionary project that educates, transforms, empowers, and connects Denver’s neighbors so they can work together to become champions on the forefront of a cultural shift towards car-lite lifestyles. A car-lite lifestyle means having the freedom and the ability to lead a full life in your community without depending on a car. A car-lite lifestyle champion advocates for options to expand that freedom of choice and demonstrates the ability to get around without driving.

During this six-month program, you and your cohort will:
1. Become champions for the freedom active transportation options provide through actions and storytelling.
2. Work with your peers and mentors to adapt your own travel behaviors to reduce car trips.
3. Develop grassroots leadership skills by working with your team on a project.
4. Establish actionable relationships with other leaders in your community and in the city.
5. Create a positive community for like-minded activism and stewardship.

You will attend 9 upbeat and interactive sessions featuring thought leaders from around the city to empower you and to transform perceptions about personal transportation. Sessions will be held on a weekday evening or Saturday morning approximately every three weeks in downtown Denver. In addition to short readings and self-directed assignments, participants will work together between sessions on activities, including a community project. Each participant will be assigned to a focus area based on preference and availability. You do not have to live or work in the focus areas to participate in the program. You should plan on a commitment of 10 hours a month.

Selection for Project Shift is competitive and space is limited. Please allow 20 to 30 minutes to complete the application. If you are unable to complete this online application, please email 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. Project Shift is offered for FREE to participants thanks to grants from the Colorado Health Foundation and the Denver Regional Council of Governments.

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