GRANT RECIPIENTS Second Cycle 2011
Total awarded: $140,000
The Bridge Project
For their Reading Program which offers year-round literacy and reading support for children from kindergarten through fifth grade students living in four of Denver’s public housing projects.
Byrne Urban Scholars
To support their multi-faceted program that provides students most at risk of dropping out of high school the opportunity to achieve a quality high school education, through mentoring, academic support, tuition assistance and clinical case management.
In support of their tuition free Leadership Development Program which includes an after-school program; weekend adventures and expeditions; support services and a teen workforce readiness program.
Colorado I Have A Dream Foundation
To support a cohort of at-risk youth (“Dreamers”) with comprehensive services designed to improve academic performance and enhance connectedness to caring adults.
For their Education Programs, which provide orchestral experiences to low-income students who otherwise would not be able to attend the Symphony’s concerts and other programs.
In support of their work building long-term, life-changing relationships with urban youth so that students learn key character qualities and life skills, graduate from high school, pursue post-secondary education and become productive citizens.
Denver Botanic Gardens
For their In Full Bloom Scholarship Program, which enables low-income children to participate in the Gardens’ wealth of outreach and on-site classes.
Junior Achievement – Rocky Mountain, Inc.
To support the JA Personal Finance program in low-income schools. This program introduces high school students to the importance of making wise financial decisions by demonstrating the importance of planning, goal-setting and thoughtful decision making.
Rocky Mountain Children’s Choir
For their Tuition Assistance and Outreach Program which supports the Choir’s work in actively seeking children from diverse backgrounds and offering them the opportunity to experience musical excellence in a multicultural environment.
Seeds of Hope
To support their Scholarship Fund, which provides tuition assistance to allow economically disadvantaged students of all faiths to attend Catholic school.
In support of their work in which young women in high school and college lead groups on middle school girls in activities in which they learn and practice how to deal with the issues they face and make good choices both academically and personally.
GRANT RECIPIENTS First Cycle 2011
Presented Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Total awarded: $155,000
Alliance for Choice in Education
For their K-12 Scholarship Program, which provides children from low-income families with equal access to quality, private K-12 schools through financial scholarships.
America SCORES Denver
In support of the Words Work program, which provides low-income elementary school students with programming that fosters academic engagement, team-building, leadership, health and wellness, and community involvement.
In support of their Scholarship Program, which allows under-served Denver-area students to experience and expand their knowledge and appreciation of the natural world. These scholarships provide all students an opportunity to take part in the Pavilion's quality, hands-on educational opportunities.
The Denver Center for the Performing Arts
For their Shakespeare Projects which provide at-risk high school students with educational programs, student matinee tickets and teacher training based on the Denver Center Theatre Company's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Denver Public Schools Foundation
For the A to Z Fund which ensures that all DPS students have equal opportunity to participate in enriching learning experiences, regardless of the wealth or resources of their school community.
In support of the Red Apple Scholarship Fund for Lifelong Learning, which ensures that low-income residents are able to participate in education programs and activities, both at the Zoo and at off-site locations such as schools, libraries and community centers.
Goodwill Industries of Denver
To support their Youth Services Program, which provides Denver's most underserved youth with school-based services, including classroom instruction, mentoring, career exploration and internships.
Intercambio Uniting Communities
In support of the work they do to help English Language Learners achieve greater self-sufficiency, literacy skills and confidence while fostering cross-cultural relationships.
The Learning Source
To provide opportunities for motivated adult learners and families to attain their educational goals through adult and family literacy, GED preparation and English language instruction.