“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” - Helen Keller
June | 2021
Where Are They Now?
ULC has had some incredible interns over the years, and we invited them to share their experiences and the impact their internship had on them professionally. Many of these talented individuals now work on various mission-driven projects in leadership roles—from city planners to founders and executive directors of community-serving organizations, both locally and across the country. We are thrilled to share the following video project: From ULC Interns to Changemakers, offering you a glimpse into a new generation of leaders in the realm of community development. Please enjoy!
^ Watch ULC's current intern, Chee Xiong, introduce the project above!
^ Click on the picture above to watch ULC's past interns; Princella Afriyie, Josua Burdick, Jonathan Cappelli, Jordan Hallman, Erin McMillin, Alana Romans, James Roy II, Itamar Steiner, and Marissa Walker share their stories.
ULC Welcomes Sarah Harman!
We are thrilled to announce that Sarah Harman has joined ULC's team as the Vice President of Real Estate.

Sarah comes to us after finishing six years at the Metropolitan State University of Denver as Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives, where she directed the Center for Advanced Visualization and Experiential Analysis, integrated a set of teams serving the university’s data-informed decision making and culture of continuous improvement, and launched a campus-wide data governance task force. Her previous work has spanned educational filmmaking, affordable housing, and community development with a mission-driven focus. Sarah's favorite memories include writing a state bill that was signed into law, scripting and directing an immersive presentation to mobilize infrastructure re-investment, founding a crowd-sourced endowed scholarship for university students studying earth and atmospheric sciences, and overseeing construction for ULC of a school for pregnant and parenting teens and their babies.
Sarah enjoys traveling to meet, interview, and be inspired by innovators and change agents worldwide. These have included Bill Strickland, founder of Manchester Bidwell Corporation; Miquel Salines, founder of Vivero Alamar Farm; Will Allen, founder of Growing Power; and Yvonne van Amerongen and Jannette Spiering, founders of De Hogeweyk. For the past decade, she has also performed with Bennie L. Williams Spiritual Voices and Sankofa — preserving the powerful musical legacy of Africans and their descendants in the United States. Sarah has a master’s degree in fine arts and is writing a doctoral dissertation in political studies. 
ULC Sponsors History Colorado Exhibit
ULC is proud to be a sponsor of History Colorado's BUILDING DENVER EXHIBIT, which launched on May 29th. The exhibit chronicles the development of the City of Denver, with a glimpse into how its neighborhoods and major city centers came to be as well as the groups that have been displaced due to growth. Interactive opportunities are built-in for visitors to share thoughts, memories, and hopes for the future. Check it out!
Walnut Street Lofts Wins
Eagle Award
ULC is honored to receive a prestigious EAGLE AWARD for our work on the Walnut Street Lofts affordable development! The award was announced at Housing Colorado's 2021 Eagle Awards Ceremony, where we were selected from among 20 nominees in the category of "Project." Established in 1990, the Eagle Award represents one of the highest achievements for the Colorado housing community. To learn more about Eagle Awards, click here