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Monthly Archives: July 2020

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Give Input on Upcoming Work: Stand for Children

TELL US WHAT YOU’D LIKE TO SEE FROM US! While our commitment to key areas of our work like increasing educational equity, early literacy, and ensuring 9th graders are on track to graduate has not changed, in the past few months a great deal of *how we do* our work at Stand has changed. We’ve […]

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Act Now to Protect Renters

Colorado Must Protect Renters as we fight COVID-19 Take a moment to send the Governor an email requesting that he take more preventative measures around homelessness including steps to protect renters. In this time of a global pandemic and a vast state budget crisis, our most vulnerable neighbors are suffering. You can send an email by […]

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Pandemic EBT Launch Webinar

  Traducción en Español más abajo.   Join the Colorado Department of Human Services, Colorado Department of Education and Hunger Free Colorado on Thursday, July 30th, to learn about a new and one-time benefit program for Colorado families with school-aged children launching this month!   Pandemic EBT, or P-EBT, provides households (with children eligible for […]

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Free Self-Paced Grant Writing Course

Description Successful grant writing relies on a clear vision. This on-demand webinar will help new and experienced grant writers connect the dots between a winning proposal and their program’s big picture goals, including how to define your program’s mission, develop a budget, and create successful work plans. Audience School safety professionals, current and future STOP […]

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9 Books About Environmental Racism

Environmental justice and racial justice are inextricably linked. Environmental injustices that run rampant in the U.S. — from pollution to food oppression to insufficient responses to natural disasters — disproportionately impact communities of color. And that’s no accident. The U.S. was built on numerous racist systems, and it’s up to our generation to fight these injustices by speaking up for […]

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Parent Voice on Equity in Reopening Schools

Last week Parent Leaders, in conjunction with 10 equity-centered, parent-led organizations representing over a million parents across the country, wrote a joint statement regarding Parent Voice on Equity in Reopening schools. These parent leaders and organizations have come together to insist that parent voice become central in all conversations and decisions to reopen schools and […]

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COVID-19’s Impact on the Early Childhood Industry (survey)

Early Milestones is researching COVID-19’s impact on the early childhood industry. This information will help shape budgeting priorities for 2020-2021. Parents of children under the age of 12, early childhood educators, childcare providers are invited to complete this survey (Available in Spanish and English): bbtxt.org/2CbBIQo After competing the survey, respondents may opt to enter a raffle […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Debbie Moody

Congratulations to Master Gardener Volunteer Debbie Moody for being chosen Arapahoe County Extension’s 2020 Volunteer of the Year! Debbie received the honor because of her dedication to the Master Gardener program, her leadership and her commitment to the education of both the public and her fellow volunteers, thereby fulfilling the mission and vision of the […]

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Sarah’s Science-Based Sustainability Video Series

Check Facebook Live videos of CSU Extension Intern, Sarah Viders sharing tips and tricks on leading a more sustainable life. She covers topics such as native plants, water conservation, recycling and more. You can catch her videos live on Fridays at noon through July 31 on the Arapahoe County Master Gardener Facebook page or watch […]

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Botanic Road Trips

By Martha Kirk, Colorado Master Gardener In need of some garden therapy? How about a road trip? Summer is the time to get outside and smell the flowers. Literally. We put together a list of recommended places where you can enjoy the beautiful outdoors and colorful gardens. So, gather the family and get going. CSU […]

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Keeping ahead of COVID-19

This rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) has imposed an unsettling, fluid situation upon our community and its businesses. While the team here still aims to maintain a “business as usual” approach, we are making a number of significant changes to our operations to account for a situation that is far from normal.