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Our Work in the National Spotlight: Engaging Latino Parents Around Early Learning

Here's a new blog post I wrote for the Council on Foundations. Here's how they summarized it, in a nutshell:

Speak up for increased early learning for Boulder Valley’s at-risk kids!

The Boulder Valley School District's 30-member Capital Improvement Planning Committee is developing recommendations to update the district's capital needs master plan. The plan will determine projects for the district's next capital construction bond issue.

The committee now is working to prioritize the needs and has set dates for community forums in April to get feedback.

Plan Emerges for Latino Parent Engagement Around Early Learning

Nearly 60 leaders convened over lunch last week in Boulder, Lafayette and Longmont, to discuss how to better engage Latino parents around early learning. 

The discussions brought out some fantastic ideas and some common themes emerged. Here are five big ideas that the Community Foundation will be championing out of these convenings (click on the attached document for more detailed thoughts):

1. Recruit Community Coordinators in Longmont, Lafayette and Boulder to carry out the following tasks in partnership with Latino parents and other organizations.

KGNU: Richard Garcia and Chris Barge Discuss Latino Parent Engagement and Early Learning

On this edition of KGNU's "A Current Affair," Chris Barge hosts Richard Garcia, Trustee of The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County, and Founding Executive Director of Colorado Statewide Parent Coalition. The topic is education: specifically, the necessity of engaging more Latino parents around early learning if our community's significant achievement gap is to ever close.

County pulls together to close early learning gaps

One year ago, dozens of leaders from our local education, business, civic and faith sectors gathered with a common concern: Too many children were falling into our early learning achievement gap. 


KGNU: Amendment 66 debated

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Amendment 66 Podcast

Governor proclaims October Family and School Partnership in Education Month

Gov. John Hickenlooper has designated October as Family and School Partnership in Education Month.

Why education funding in Colorado is a grassroots effort

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Check out this great new video by Grassroots St. Vrain:

It explains why Colorado voters have to keep passing ballot issues to fund public education. 

Great context as we make the case for voters to pass Amendment 66 this fall. 

Join us Oct. 3 in Boulder to support Amendment 66!

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Please join Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia, Congressman Jared Polis (honorary) and State Sen. Rollie Heath as we mobilize for action around Colorado's critical school finance reform bill!

Colorado Commits to Kids: Yes on 66

Thursday, Oct. 3, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

At the home of Time and Mary Wolf, 5311 Waterstone Drive, Boulder, CO

Minimum suggested donation: $100

Space is limited. Please RSVP to reserve your spot!

Please contact Emily with any questions: or 971-506-7907

Join us September 5 to kick off the school finance campaign!

Join us September 5 to kick off the sch

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