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Reading Initiatives Don’t Stop in Third Grade

On January 17, 2017, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

Though we focus a lot of energy on increasing grade level reading by the end of 3rd grade, reading initiatives don’t stop there. We were honored to support the efforts of Jefferson Junior/Senior High School Teacher/Librarian Wendee Walter-Vezzetti and other teachers in increasing reading over the holidays. The goal of…

Rockets and Inspiring Teachers

On January 5, 2017, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

This fall, I was inspired as I watched National Geographic’s television show “Mars” with our daughters. The last scene in the show is Space X founder Elon Musk watching one of their rocket launches with their full team. You can watch this scene here: The tension in the room is palatable…

Give a Book: Jefferson Area Teacher Reception

On January 3, 2017, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

One thing we have heard loud and clear from teachers is that they need high quality books for their classrooms. With our work with the Jefferson Success Pathway and the goal of seeing 3rd grade reading scores increase among area students, this is a need we would love to see…

Thank You!

On December 7, 2016, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

  Thank you so much for your support and donations on December 6 for Colorado Gives Day! Thanks to your support we raised $3,755 which will be matched by our generous anonymous donor bringing the total for Colorado Gives Day donations to $7,510! Your support enables us to invest even…

Educate Local: School Bridges

On December 2, 2016, Posted by , In News, By , , With No Comments

This week we have been writing about our three focus areas for connecting our thriving community to our neighborhood schools so they will thrive. We are raising up School Champions to share school success stories and change the narrative about our neighborhood schools. We are also committed to raising more…

Educate Local: Resource Raising

On December 1, 2016, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

  Last month, a majority of Jefferson County residents voted against a school funding mill and bond initiative. If passed, this mill and bond increase would have funded new classrooms at Edgewater Elementary and Lumberg Elementary as well as a phased replacement of Jefferson Junior/Senior High School. Schools would have…

Educate Local: School Champions

On November 30, 2016, Posted by , In News, By , , With No Comments

Over the next few days we are spotlighting our focus areas for connecting our schools to our thriving Edgewater community. Read the intro from yesterday here. Today we are focusing on our idea for raising up School Champions in our neighborhoods. As we have talked to community members, Edgewater area schools have…

Support Edgewater Collective on Colorado Gives Day

On November 29, 2016, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With No Comments

  Colorado’s largest one-day online giving event is coming up on Tuesday, December 6! This year there is a $1 Million Incentive Fund thanks to Community First Foundation and First Bank. Every nonprofit receiving a donation on Colorado Gives Day receives a portion of the Incentive Fund, which increases the value…

Educate Local: Thriving Schools, Thriving Community

On November 29, 2016, Posted by , In News, By , , With 1 Comment

There is a growing localist movement across the world which emphasizes promoting and supporting local businesses and communities. Just this past Saturday American Express promoted Small Business Saturday which encourages people to shop small and shop local. Supporting local businesses builds up the local economy with dollars remaining in the…

Valuing Diversity and Inclusion Over Hate

On November 13, 2016, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

In the wake of the election, reports of racist incidents are popping up across the United States. Trump’s racist and derogatory statements against women, minorities and immigrants create fear among many. On the Wednesday morning after the election, there were tears and a sense of fear among children in our local schools….