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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….

Unveiling the 2016 Jefferson Success Pathway Community Report

On November 11, 2016, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

One of the foundational practices of this cradle to career collective impact work is using data to drive our decisions. We use data as a flashlight to see what is working well and scale up these successes. Each fall the Jefferson Success Pathway releases a Community Report showing the student achievement…

Focusing Our Vision in a Changing Community

On October 24, 2016, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

Since we launched Edgewater Collective in the spring of 2013, our Edgewater community has changed quite a bit. Here are some of the changes we have seen: Multi-family rental rates in our area have risen almost $400 from $945 in March 2013 t0 $1,331 in July 2016 The median home…

Class of 2023 Jefferson Junior High Honors Day

We are always on the lookout for investments in our local schools that can be game changers for students and our school ecosystem. For the last few decades, the perception of Jefferson High School has not been a positive one. The general consensus has been that if a family wants…