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Partnering with KP Cares and Wish for Wheels

On January 7, 2015, Posted by , In News, By ,,, , With Comments Off on Partnering with KP Cares and Wish for Wheels

We are excited to announce a partnership with KP Cares and Wish for Wheels to provide bikes for a Lumberg Bike Club this spring. On January 19, Kaiser Permanente physicians and employees will volunteer their time to assemble 30 bikes donated by Wish for Wheels, a nonprofit devoted to providing…

New Site for a New Year

On January 4, 2015, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on New Site for a New Year

2014 was an important year to solidify our mission and focus our energy on the most important opportunities in our community. At Edgewater Collective, our mission is cultivating partnerships to foster thriving Edgewater families, schools and community. In 2015, we will devote a significant amount of our energy on our focus project,…

Jefferson Success Pathway: All Kids Succeed

On December 19, 2014, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With Comments Off on Jefferson Success Pathway: All Kids Succeed

When we look at the educational landscape in the Jefferson Area of Jeffco Schools, we start by admitting that we can do better. We are not providing children with the best chance to succeed into a great career. Blame cannot be pointed just at our school district. Our entire community…

Jefferson Area Community Meetings

On December 15, 2014, Posted by , In News, By ,,,,, , With Comments Off on Jefferson Area Community Meetings

Last week Jeffco Schools announced plans to reorganize some of our focus schools in an effort to raise student achievement. They are calling this the “Jefferson Plan” and efforts to receive parent, teacher and community input continue this week. As we have communicated, it is important to confront the brutal…

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…