Thriving Schools, Thriving Community

On October 2, 2017, Posted by , In News, By , , With No Comments

What is a failing school? The phrase is popular in the media and among those who want to reform the education system in the United States. Dig deeper and you will find that schools that people describe as “failing” usually are full of students who are struggling against the roadblocks…

Edgewater House Tour

On March 2, 2016, Posted by , In News, By , , With Comments Off on Edgewater House Tour

  Saturday, April 23 1-4 pm Tour homes throughout Edgewater and see historic homes as well as newer homes in the community. Connect with Edgewater residents and raise money for Edgewater Collective’s projects here in our community. Tickets Tickets for the Edgewater House Tour are $10 and include a beer…

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…

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…

Collective Impact for Cradle to College and Career

What if we could create a continuum of support and empowerment for children from birth to college and career? What if business leaders, community members, local governments and nonprofits worked together to see an impact that couldn’t be achieved alone? By the time children start kindergarten in Edgewater, they don’t…