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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…

Healthy Habits After School Opportunity

On October 27, 2014, Posted by , In Elementary, With Comments Off on Healthy Habits After School Opportunity

Volunteer opportunity description: Catch Healthy Habits is fun for kids and adults 50 plus! The program is designed for the work with kids in after-school and summer programs to teach them about eating healthy foods and the importance of physical activity. Volunteers work with kids to teach nutrition lessons, play…

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!…

Spanish Class Volunteers

On September 30, 2014, Posted by , In High School, With Comments Off on Spanish Class Volunteers

Volunteer opportunity description: To work with Spanish 1 students, mainly freshmen, once a week, preferably Wednesdays from 12:30-2 while the teacher works with a small group of level 3 students in the same classroom. The volunteer should know enough Spanish to help guide the students in the teacher-directed lesson and be…

Jeffco Schools, Student Protests and Real Concerns

On September 25, 2014, Posted by , In News, By ,,,, , With Comments Off on Jeffco Schools, Student Protests and Real Concerns

You have probably already noticed that our local school district has made it onto the national stage. Students are protesting a school board member’s proposal for a curriculum committee and recent changes to how teachers are compensated. Our local high school, Jefferson High, is the last neighborhood high school to…

Finding Common Ground in the Political Firestorm

On September 19, 2014, Posted by , In News, By , , With Comments Off on Finding Common Ground in the Political Firestorm

We are in the midst of some interesting times in Jefferson County Schools. Just this morning teachers, parents and students at two Jeffco high schools rallied against a proposed curriculum review panel. Last night, the school board continued its discussion of a controversial teacher compensation plan. Since the election of…

What is Edgewater Collective?

On September 15, 2014, Posted by , In News, By , With Comments Off on What is Edgewater Collective?

When I meet someone, they usually ask what I do for a living. “I lead a nonprofit called Edgewater Collective…,” I answer. Depending on who I am talking to, describing our work can be complicated and since November it has been developing as we find our niche in the crowded…

Mentoring Opportunity at Jefferson High School

On September 12, 2014, Posted by , In High School, With Comments Off on Mentoring Opportunity at Jefferson High School

Volunteer opportunity description: Need volunteers to help facilitate our weekly meetings at Jefferson High School. Volunteers will be working with a high school student helping them to discover their “spark” or passion and encouraging them academically. Volunteer opportunity suitable for: Adults Time Commitment: Tuesday afternoons from 3:30-4:30 pm Contact person: Emily Carr Contact Email: emily@jovialconcepts.org Contact Number: 720-218-3388…