My City Academy

In 2019, the Denver Office of Immigrant & Refugee Affairs (DOIRA) and Denver Police Department (DPD) partnered to develop My City Academy. This program was created with the goal of connecting immigrant, refugee, and newcomer residents in Denver with the many resources provided by the city and our community partners, to help them integrate.

Participants of My City Academy will:

  1. Gain a deeper understanding of the city’s government services,
  2. Learn how to access City and Community resources more easily
  3. Build leadership skills
  4. Become part of the larger community network.

My City Academy is FREE, there is no cost to participants. MCA provides language interpretation at the virtual and in-person sessions. When allowed to meet in-person, the office provides program materials, food/snacks, and childcare.

DOIRA continues to work with other city agencies to enhance programming and meet the different needs in the community. We now offer a business track in cooperation with Denver Economic Opportunity & Development, and will launch a civic engagement track in 2022 with the Clerk & Recorder’s and Elections Office.


2021 My City Academy At-A-Glance(PDF, 658KB)

2022 Calendar

All sessions are virtual. Register HERE ( ) to receive a Zoom link with meeting details. 


Sessions Available

Starting a Business in Denver | Monday, May 9 

Economic & Business Recovery | Wednesday, May 11

Bidding to Partner with the City | Monday, May 16 

Finance & Marketing | Wednesday, May 18 

Licensing & Permits for Business | Monday, May 23 

Workforce Resources & Real Business | Wednesday, May 25 


Register TODAY!

Registration is now open. Visit:

Interpreters are provided, but you must pre-register.

For questions about My City Academy, contact Tsigereda Feseha, at (720) 913-8451, or email 

The City & County of Denver complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or gender to include language. It is your right to request oral or written Language Assistance Services in your primary language if needed. Please contact and these services will be provided to you free of charge.  A Sign Language Interpreter or open captioning via CART provided upon request  email or call (720) 913-8487. Services must be requested with three (3) business days' notice.

For a sign language Interpreter or open captioning via CART provided upon request with three (3) business days' notice email or call 720-913-8487.

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For questions, please contact:

Tsigereda Feseha, Community Integration Coordinator

(720) 913-3857