Community Partner Program Grant Awardees




In order to address attainment we need to increase and improve the network of student support programs for Colorado’s high school and post-high school students. 

With significant investments in student support programs throughout the state, the Scholarship Initiative has made headway towards its goal of providing resources that help students get to and through certificate, associates and bachelors programs. In the first two years, $6.8 million was awarded to 28 programs serving more than 14,000 students directly and impacting more than 15,500. More than 90 percent of these students come from low-income homes and are students of color.

Earlier this year the program expanded support for collective impact initiatives and new partners. In June 2016, 12 new programs were awarded two-year grants, and continued funding was announced for 2014 grantees. In August 2016, 3 new initiative were selected to receive our collective impact grant aimed at closing the attainment gap.  In October 2016, 19 programs that had received grants in 2014 were awarded a second round of funding.

 2016 Scholarship Initiative Community Partners (Legacy)

http://www.educateaurora.org/Aurora Public Schools Foundation, Aurora, $105,000
http://www.pueblocharities.org/Catholic Charities - Diocese of Pueblo, Pueblo, $150,120
http://highered.colorado.gov/Colorado Challenge, Statewide, $140,000
http://coloradomtn.edu/Colorado Mountain College, Glenwood Springs, $240,000
http://www.csupueblo.edu/Pages/default.aspxColorado State University Pueblo, Pueblo, $31,732
http://www.deltaschools.com/Delta County School District, Delta, $105,000
http://www.denverscholarship.org/Denver Scholarship Foundation, Denver, $1,142,246
http://www.englewoodschools.net/site/default.aspx?PageID=1Englewood Schools, Zero Dropouts, AVID, and Arapahoe Community College, Englewood, $140,000      
http://www.elkkids.org/Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK), Denver, $38,000
Goodwill Industries of Denver and Denver Urban Scholars, Denver, $105,000
http://www.ihadboulder.org/I Have a Dream Foundation Boulder, Boulder, $140,000
http://www.rcfdenver.org/content/latino-community-foundation-coloradoLatino Community Foundation, Denver,  $140,000
http://www.unitedwaydenver.org/bridging-the-gapMile High United Way - Bridging the Gap, Denver, $57,546   
http://www.ppcc.edu/Pikes Peak Community College, Harrison School District, Discover Goodwill and Pikes Peak Workforce, Colorado Springs, $210,000
http://www.rrcc.edu/foundationRed Rocks Community College and Warren Tech, Jefferson County, $111,488
http://www.du.edu/bridgeproject/The Bridge Project, Denver, $26,666
http://www.trinidadstate.edu/Trinidad State Junior College, Trinidad, $139,975
http://www.uncfoundation.org/University of Northern Colorado Foundation, Greeley, $99,688
 Image result for westminster public schoolsWestminster Public Schools, Westminster, $96,280

2016 Scholarship Initiative Community Partners (New)

BASIC, Denver, $75,000 
 Coldharbour Institute, Gunnison, $70,000 
Colorado UpLift, Denver, $75,000
  Community College of Aurora, Aurora, $54,000
 Emily Griffith Foundation, Denver, $75,000
 
Front Range Community College Foundation, Loveland, $75,000
 INSPiRE, Denver, $50,000
 Kids at Their Best, Fort Morgan, $75,000 
Northeastern Sedgwick County Economic Development Corp, Julesburg, $70,000 
The Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley, Longmont, $50,000 
The Success Foundation, Greeley, $75,000 
YESS Institute, Denver, $50,000  


2016 Scholarship Initiative Collective Impact Partners




The American Indian Measurable Success Initiative (AIMS)

 Participants: Colorado Education Initiative, San Juan BOCES, Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, Southern Ute Tribe, Durango School District, Ignacio School District, Montezuma-Cortez School District, Fort Lewis College, Southwestern Colorado Community College, Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado

Description: The objective of the American Indian Measurable Success Initiative is to dramatically reduce the Native American college attainment gap in the rural school districts of Southwest Colorado. This is accomplished through the alignment of mutually reinforcing activities focused on personalizing rigorous and relevant secondary education to Native American high school students in order to support their pursuit of postsecondary degrees and credentials.

$150,000
 


Aurora Postsecondary Pipeline (APP)

Participants: Goodwill Industries of Denver, Aurora Public Schools, Aurora Public Schools Foundation, Community College of Aurora, Aurora Chamber of Commerce

 Description:  Aurora Post-Secondary Pipeline is committed to ensuring that more low-income and minority Aurora students pursue and earn postsecondary credentials. The group works with students, community partners, teachers, counselors, parents, and other stakeholders to establish and support a clear and focused pipeline to increase high school persistence and graduation rates, as well as college enrollment and persistence rates for Aurora’s most at-risk youth. 


$150,000
 



Pueblo Unites for Education to Build Life Opportunities (PUEBLO)

Participants: Colorado State University – Pueblo, Boys and Girls Club of Pueblo County, Pueblo City Schools (60), Catholic Charities,  Pueblo Community College, Crossroads Turning Point, Inc., Pueblo County School District (70),  Pueblo Triple Aim Corporation, South Central BOCES, Summit Education Group, Teach for America – Colorado, Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce, National Center for School Engagement, Latino Chamber of Commerce, Pueblo Economic Development,  Pueblo County Dept. of Social Services,  Corporation, Inc. (PEDCO), Pueblo Workforce Center,  Pueblo City/County Library District

Description: Pueblo Unites for Education to Build Life Opportunities establishes a network of partners around the common agenda of increasing the number of citizens ready to access and complete postsecondary credentials.  The target populations for this grant work are 1) minority students (Hispanic, Black/African American, Native American, and mixed-race) and 2) low-income students (measured either by free and reduced lunch status in high school or Pell grant eligibility in college). 

 $150,000 


 2014 Scholarship Initiative Community Partners

http://www.adams50.org/site/default.aspx?PageID=1Adams County School District 50, Westminster, $100,000
https://www.adams.edu/ Adams State University, Alamosa, $100,000 
http://www.arapahoe.edu/about-acc/foundationArapahoe Community College Foundation, Littleton, $75,000
http://www.educateaurora.org/Aurora Public Schools Foundation, Aurora, $75,000
http://www.pueblocharities.org/Catholic Charities - Diocese of Pueblo, Pueblo, $150,000
http://collegetrack.org/College Track, Denver, $100,000
http://highered.colorado.gov/Colorado Challenge, Statewide, $100,000
https://www.cccs.edu/

Colorado Community College System, Statewide, $150,000
http://coloradomtn.edu/Colorado Mountain College, Glenwood Springs, $200,000
http://www.cncc.edu/Colorado Northwestern Community College, Rangley, $75,000
http://accesscenter.colostate.edu/reachoutColorado State University, Fort Collins, $100,000
http://www.csupueblo.edu/Pages/default.aspxColorado State University Pueblo, Pueblo, $50,000
http://www.deltaschools.com/Delta County School District, Delta, $75,000
http://www.denverscholarship.org/Denver Scholarship Foundation, Denver, $850,000
http://www.englewoodschools.net/site/default.aspx?PageID=1Englewood Schools, Generation Schools Network, Zero Dropouts, AVID, and Arapahoe Community College, Englewood, $100,000      
http://www.elkkids.org/Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK), Denver, $40,000
https://fullbridge.com/Full Bridge, Fort Morgan and Lamar, $100,000
Goodwill Industries of Denver and Denver Urban Scholars, Denver, $100,000
http://www.ihadboulder.org/I Have a Dream Foundation Boulder, Boulder, $100,000
http://www.rcfdenver.org/content/latino-community-foundation-coloradoLatino Community Foundation, Denver,  $100,000
http://www.unitedwaydenver.org/bridging-the-gapMile High United Way - Bridging the Gap, Denver, $50,000    
http://www.ppcc.edu/Pikes Peak Community College, Harrison School District, Discover Goodwill and Pikes Peak Workforce, Colorado Springs, $150,000
http://www.rrcc.edu/foundationRed Rocks Community College and Warren Tech, Denver, $100,000
http://www.coloradogearup.org/Rose Community Foundation & Colorado GEAR UP, Statewide, $150,000
http://www.du.edu/bridgeproject/The Bridge Project, Denver, $25,000
http://www.trinidadstate.edu/Trinidad State Junior College, Trinidad, $75,000
http://www.uccs.edu/University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, $75,000
http://www.uncfoundation.org/University of Northern Colorado Foundation, Greeley, $75,000

Questions about the Scholarship Initiative Grant? Please contact shelley.banker@dhe.state.co.us.