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The Jefferson Plan: Empowering Our Parents

On December 12, 2014, Posted by , In News, By ,,,, , With Comments Off on The Jefferson Plan: Empowering Our Parents

One of the challenges of working in our community is accurately portraying the challenges of our community while also talking about its assets. A reality of families in our six focus schools is that over 90% of children receive free or reduced lunch rates because of family income. Yet, just…

Don’t fix the blame. Fix the problem.

On December 8, 2014, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Don’t fix the blame. Fix the problem.

Jeffco Schools Plan to Help All Kids Succeed

On December 5, 2014, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Jeffco Schools Plan to Help All Kids Succeed

Jeffco Schools and the six Jefferson area principals released a letter to parents today seeking input on plans to develop a new framework for our local schools. Key elements involve a change in facilities explained below: For the 2015-16 school year, create a neighborhood school for grades 7-12 with a…

Jefferson Success Pathway Unveiled

On December 4, 2014, Posted by , In News, By ,,, , With Comments Off on Jefferson Success Pathway Unveiled

  This morning we unveiled the Jefferson Success Pathway and the plan to help all kids in the Jefferson High Area succeed from cradle to career. We believe that by aligning all community stakeholders around a common vision and keeping them accountable to goals and indicators, all children can succeed from cradle to career. Three…

A New Look for a New Season

On December 4, 2014, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on A New Look for a New Season

After a season of testing different programs and approaches to empowering our community, we have finalized our mission statement as an organization. Our mission is cultivating partnerships to foster thriving Edgewater families, schools and community. With this focus on cultivating partnerships, we knew we needed to update our logo to…

Affordable Housing and Education

On November 18, 2014, Posted by , In News, By ,,,,, , With Comments Off on Affordable Housing and Education

If you looked at the poverty rates at our schools in the greater Edgewater area and then drove through Edgewater, you would notice a disconnect. In the six schools we work with, 9 out of 10 children are growing up in some form of family poverty and receive free or…

Empowering Parents in Cradle to Career Pathway

On November 13, 2014, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Empowering Parents in Cradle to Career Pathway

Parents are an integral part of a child’s success from cradle to career. We are forming a Parent Team for our cradle to career work to empower parents to take an active role in their child’s success. This group will meet quarterly and give insight into how we can effectively communicate with…

Celebrating Our First Year with Gratitude

On October 30, 2014, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Celebrating Our First Year with Gratitude

From Executive Director Joel Newton A year ago today, I was packing up my office at Mountair Christian Church and stepping out in faith into the unknown. We left behind a regular paycheck to jump into fundraising for my salary and we jumped without a lot of committed pledges. Now…

Edgewater Eats

On October 13, 2014, Posted by , In Events,News, By ,, , With Comments Off on Edgewater Eats

Supporting education and local businesses Our Edgewater community is rallying around our local schools so that every child in our community has a chance to succeed from cradle to career. Over 90% of the children in our schools are growing up in some form of poverty and it will take…

Pathway Goals Defined

On October 2, 2014, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Pathway Goals Defined

One of our first tasks is making sure that we are all working toward the same goals on this cradle to career pathway. This week our three Working Groups (Kindergarten Readiness, K-12 Academic Success and College and Career Readiness) met to decide upon goals and the results have been exciting!…