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Given the clear link between excellent educators and student achievement, it’s easy to agree that great teachers should be compensated for their classroom successes. But historically, consensus has been challenging…
For more than 100 years, Girl Scouts of Colorado has helped girls build courage, confidence and character to make the world a better place. Now, the next 100 years are on the organization’s mind and an endowment fund at Rose Community Foundation is helping create a path to long-term sustainability.
We will always remember the devastating toll the September 2013 floods took on our Colorado communities. But with tragedy often come stories of compassion and cooperation. So many connected to Rose Community Foundation came forward wanting to do something to help.
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.