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Confronting the Brutal Facts

On August 13, 2014, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Confronting the Brutal Facts

When we moved to Edgewater, we wanted to enroll our daughters in our neighborhood elementary school. But when we looked at the Great Schools website and found that they rated Lumberg Elementary as a 2 out of 10, we honestly thought twice about whether to send our daughters to Lumberg….

Aspen Trees and Collective Impact

On August 12, 2014, Posted by , In News, By , , With Comments Off on Aspen Trees and Collective Impact

Last summer we moved into our home in Edgewater, and thankfully, the backyard landscaping looked beautiful. Four aspen trees were planted in the backyard and seemed to be growing well. After a year of fast growth, we began to realize a problem with the trees. They were planted right below the…

After School Study Buddies

On August 11, 2014, Posted by , In Elementary, With Comments Off on After School Study Buddies

Volunteer opportunity description: Looking for Seniors (age 50+) from Edgewater and around, every Wednesday from 2:45pm – 6:00pm to help with after school study/supper club at Edgewater Elementary School

Jefferson Community Garden

On August 8, 2014, Posted by , In Gardening, With Comments Off on Jefferson Community Garden

Thanks to great interest from our community, our plots are all full for this growing season. We are still looking for volunteers with general garden maintenance. Email us for more information on volunteering in the garden.

Coming Soon

On August 8, 2014, Posted by , In Early Childhood,Events,Families,Middle School, With Comments Off on Coming Soon

Volunteer opportunities coming soon! If your nonprofit or organization focuses on children, youth or families in our area and needs volunteers, click here to let us know about your volunteer opportunity.

Open World Learning Volunteers

On August 8, 2014, Posted by , In Elementary, With Comments Off on Open World Learning Volunteers

Volunteer opportunity description: Volunteer at least once a week at the Edgewater Elementary OWL after-school program. The site operates from 3:15-6:00pm, each Monday-Thursday.

Extra Innings

On August 1, 2014, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Extra Innings

We are so close to our $50,000 goal for the end of July that we thought we would extend our drive into extra innings to reach the goal. Our hope is to raise the remaining $4,912 by Friday, August 8. We have already raised $45,088 this year! Thank you so…

Expanding Open World Learning’s Impact in Edgewater

On June 23, 2014, Posted by , In News, By , , With No Comments

All of the children in the Jefferson Articulation Area utilize iPads at school and home through a generous 1:1 program through Jeffco Schools. A piece of our cradle to career pathway is utilizing these iPads and technology to teach children how to code. We are working with Emagineif and Open World Learning to…

Picking Fights in Jeffco

On June 18, 2014, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

Thursday night the Jeffco School Board will finalize their budget for 2014-2015. One of the big fights is over whether to equalize funding for charter schools. Though charter schools are public schools, there is unfortunately a growing rift between charter and traditional public school parents. The Denver Post Editorial Board…

Jeffco Summer of Early Literacy

Today we toured the first day of summer classes for the Jeffco Summer of Early Literacy program at Molholm Elementary. This excellent program is in its third year and has already seen amazing results in K-3rd grade literacy rates. Over 600 students are signed up for the program that runs June…