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City of Aurora Rental Assistance Program

Unable to make rental payments because of financial hardships related to the COVID-19 pandemic? The city of Aurora may be able to help. The city of Aurora has heard from residents during the COVID-19 crisis that rental assistance is a key need, and is making funds available through the House Aurora Partnership and CARES Act […]

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Resources for Back to School 2020

From Teaching Tolerance This school year will be unlike any other. These resources can help you as you discuss racism and police violence, support your students through coronavirus and routinely practice self-care. They can also help you show up for your students—and yourself—whether you’re working remotely or in person. Including: Teaching About Race, Racism and […]

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Inform the Statewide Youth Development Plan

Feedback needed by August 21st to inform the Statewide Youth Development Plan gaps and themes. Please share with your youth serving partners in your network.  Youth, state agencies, youth serving nonprofit professionals all welcome to provide feedback. Your feedback is needed on the following survey to inform the 2021-2023 Statewide Youth Development Plan. https://forms.gle/LpXGUuS2CN7BTwkG9 Please […]

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ACT Institute: Arts for Change & Transformation – PAID!

YOUTH! It’s your time to shine ✨ Creative Strategies for Change presents the ACT Institute: Arts for Change & Transformation. Sign up for this 2 week virtual summer program & connect with young people interested in arts and social justice! This is a paid leadership development opportunity, and we are also looking for a Co-facilitator (18-24yo) to […]

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The Denver Post is Looking to Add Teen Columnists to Opinion Section

Learn more here!

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Organizing Workshops with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

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#RaisingtheFuture Book Club

We’re excited to announce our #RaisingtheFuture Book Club to encourage kids (and parents) to read more books that promote making a positive difference in the world! 🙌📚 Our first pick is #AntiracistBaby written by @BostonU professor and dad @IbramXK and illustrated by @AshLukaDraws. Dr. Kendi will read the book and answer questions on our Instagram Live tomorrow, August 7 at 3 […]

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The Strategic Reopening Collaborative and the Reconnected Learning Hub

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How Districts Across the US are Planning to Reopen School

Remote learning is no longer an unprecedented mode of delivery for most schools across America. For many students returning to class in the coming weeks, it will be back to school online. So what will be different for the fall compared with the spring’s rapid and unplanned transitions from the classroom to the cloud? In […]

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Engagement Report: Family Decision Making

In this op-ed, antwan jefferson, PhD, and TeRay Esquibel dive into the findings of their Engagement Report: Family Decision Making, which synthesizes the combined conversation of families in communities throughout the Denver City area and centers community voices and perspectives on how they use information to make schooling/educational decisions for their children.  This report becomes increasingly important as the Denver […]

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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.