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The term “toxic stress” may conjure up images of a dangerous chemical for some, but for health scientists and early childhood experts, it’s a serious public health issue that’s getting national attention. We are working to increase attention on early childhood mental health in Colorado.
Sometimes leadership means taking a chance on something new and innovative. That’s what eight Colorado nonprofits, a team of consultants and a handful of funders are collaborating to do through the Colorado Nonprofit Social Enterprise Exchange.
Colorado has seen many disasters over the years including the historic floods that left incredible destruction in September 2013. When disasters strike, most of us are compelled to find a way to help, and at Rose Community Foundation, we are just as compelled to be part of the healing and recovery process. The question at hand is, “Where can we best make a difference?”
With shared grantmaking priorities in early childhood and prevention, Rose Community Foundation and Caring for Colorado Foundation recognized an opportunity to work together on an issue critical to young children’s life-long success and well-being.
Under the auspices of the Colorado Jewish Early Childhood Education Initiative Steering Committee, in 2008 nine early childhood education centers embarked upon a series of shifts in approach to the teaching, learning environment and integration of Jewish values into classrooms.
Denver is getting noticed for progress in K-12 education reform, and it’s attracting national attention and funders as a result.
With Rose Community Foundation support, the Higher Education Access Alliance has been the steady voice of grassroots advocacy for advancing in-state tuition for undocumented students. Near the close of the 2013 Colorado legislative session…
When it comes to helping move the field of early childhood education (ECE) forward, a Denver nonprofit is making huge strides – in the city, the state and even the nation.