Education Trust

Join us in igniting action around the growing number of Boulder County kids who are falling behind.

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We strive for the day when it's no longer possible to predict students' success by where they live, their family's income, or their race or ethnicity.

In response, the community foundation has catalyzed partnerships to support educational equity with dozens of nonprofits, government agencies, and business and faith leaders. Together, we mobilize resources and ignite action to ensure a better future for all Boulder County kids.

The foundation's School Readiness Initiative (SRI) has developed, launched, incubated, and spun off ELPASO – Engaged Latino Parents Advancing Student Outcomes – a movement designed to build the Latino parent voice for improved early learning outcomes. Additionally, SRI has helped double preschool and make free, full-day kindergarten universal in Boulder County, and secure more than $37M in annual public funding to our schools. SRI has also facilitated collaborative efforts to improve educational outcomes, such as BVSD's Success Effect, Dream Big and The Raising of America Partnership in Boulder County.Consistent with its longstanding commitment to education, your Community Foundation actively endorsed legislation to fund full-day kindergarten and ban the practice of public schools charging tuition. The Colorado General Assembly passed the bipartisan measure in 2019. To date, the Community Foundation has supported eight ballot initiatives related to protecting or increasing funding for public education. We will continue to work toward a day in which all children starting kindergarten have a real chance of success.