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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…

Choicing Out of Jefferson High School

On September 4, 2014, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With Comments Off on Choicing Out of Jefferson High School

Jefferson High School is the neighborhood high school in Edgewater. It opened in 1955 when two high schools, Edgewater and Mountair, combined into one new high school. Last year 567 students attended Jefferson High School and a high majority of those students received free/reduced lunch rates because of some measure of poverty…

Measuring Success

On September 2, 2014, Posted by , In News, By ,,,, , With Comments Off on Measuring Success

How do we measure success in education? Opinions around testing and Common Core abound, but one thing we can agree on is that we need to find a way to measure success in education. Without measures of success, we can’t keep each other accountable and ultimately this won’t help children progress…

Lumberg After School Opportunities

On August 29, 2014, Posted by , In Elementary, With Comments Off on Lumberg After School Opportunities

Volunteer opportunity description: Looking for volunteers from high school age on up to help students with homework and reading after school at Lumberg Elementary School

The Class of 2018

On August 27, 2014, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on The Class of 2018

In my role leading Edgewater Collective, I wake up each morning thinking about this education ecosystem and how we can help ALL kids in our area succeed from cradle to career. My role is to connect the dots between communities, organizations, families and schools. A piece of this work is looking…

Jovial Futures Opportunities

On August 25, 2014, Posted by , In Middle School, With Comments Off on Jovial Futures Opportunities

Volunteer opportunity description: Need volunteers to help facilitate our weekly meetings at Wheat Ridge 5-8. Volunteers will be working with a middle school student helping them to discover their “spark” or passion and encouraging them academically. We also need volunteers to help with making phone calls, organizing speakers and tracking students progress….

Homelessness in Our Backyard

On August 22, 2014, Posted by , In News, By ,,,,, , With Comments Off on Homelessness in Our Backyard

Today the Denver Post released a sobering look at homeless families titled “Trying to Live, Trying to Learn.” Take the time to read this important story of families within our community who are struggling to survive. Watch the video to see the faces of the children and parents. The families chronicled…

Jovial Gardens Opportunities

On August 21, 2014, Posted by , In Gardening, With Comments Off on Jovial Gardens Opportunities

Volunteer opportunity description: Like to get your hands dirty? Want to learn more about organic gardening, and help beautify and feed your community at the same time? Well, we have the volunteer opportunity for you!!

Keeping an Open Mind

On August 18, 2014, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Keeping an Open Mind

I stepped into the school and immediately knew something was different. As I walked down the quiet hallway, college banners hung over each doorway. My guide took me into a big meeting room and a few seconds later, excited students rushed into the room led by their teachers. The students…