High school graduation rates soar, but are poor and minority students more prepared for college?
“A rebel to the norm”
Lluvia Macias lives in her family’s mobile home east of the Boulder County Jail. Her father works 12-hour shifts in a falafel factory and has high blood pressure. Her mother has Type 2 Diabetes and avoids medical treatment because it’s too expensive. “I don’t want people to go through that,” Macias said. “I want to find a way to help.”
School Readiness Initiative strives for educational equity
Since 2008, the Community Foundation has catalyzed partnerships to close the achievement gap with dozens of nonprofits, government agencies, and business and faith leaders. Together, we mobilize resources and ignite action to ensure a better future for all Boulder County kids. The School Readiness Initiative has:
Developed, launched, incubated and spun off ELPASO – Engaged Latino Parents Advancing Student Outcomes – a movement designed to build the Latino parent voice for improved early learning outcomes.
WHAT ELSE CAN I DO?
Every stakeholder “all-in” in St. Vrain
Diane Lauer had a driveway moment, listening to a story on Colorado Public Radio about a camp for dyslexic students. It got the Assistant Superintendent of Priority Programs and Academic Support thinking about what St. Vrain Valley School District could do.
We remain home to one of the state’s largest achievement gaps between Latino and Anglo students. The disparities start early, before children even enter school.