How much does it cost to live in Boulder County?

Everyone in our community is experiencing increased costs for food, fuel and other basic necessities. Rising prices mean families across our community are struggling to make ends meet. Every school in the Boulder Valley School District includes families facing financial challenges.

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Why our Marshall Fire support continues

We know the needs of our community will continue and change through the 2023-24 school year, and there are four key ways we are supporting recovery for the BVSD students and educators.

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Staff Spotlight: Ali Cortez

After spending the majority of her career as a project manager in high tech, Ali always felt she was missing opportunities to give back to the community. She knew that she could put her professional leadership, communication and relationship management skills to use at the foundation as our Community Partnerships Manager.

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3 ways we’re making a difference in 2023

With nearly 30,000 students in the Boulder Valley School District, our work addresses systemic barriers and prioritizes those furthest from resources. We’re eager to see what we can accomplish this year, and are already working in three areas where we can increase opportunity and academic success for our students.

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Our most impactful stories of 2022

As 2022 comes to a close we’re looking back on our most-read stories of the year. From our crisis response efforts after the Marshall Fire to introducing new board members and scholarship awardees, we’re sharing what inspired our community most this year.

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Schools and educators receive $245,000 in Academic Opportunity grants

With $68,000 awarded this month, we’ve now invested over $245,000 through 145 Academic Opportunity Fund grants that will support students and educators at 38 schools across the district.

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Over 60 high schoolers joining this year’s Career Readiness Academy

Students from Centaurus High School, Boulder High School and New Vista High School will participate in a series of after-school workshops to help them find and communicate their strengths in order to attain professional opportunities.

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BVSD students need you more than ever

Your year-end gift ensures we’re able to continue focusing on the mental health of students, their families and our valued educators. Our greatest strength is our ability to adapt to meet emerging needs, and we hope we can count on your support today!

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Five ways we’re supporting the mental health of BVSD students and educators

Supporting the mental health of our students and educators is a critical need for our community. Impact on Education is committed to helping the Boulder Valley School District provide mental health support for students from kindergarten through graduation, and providing opportunities for educators to help both students and themselves.

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What do GradPlus and Ballot Measure 5A have in common?

Did you know the Boulder Chamber has identified workforce development as a priority need for local employers? Expanding career and college readiness opportunities for BVSD students will give them the credentials they need for success and will bolster our local workforce.

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Why a local Target donated their school supply inventory to Impact on Education

Our local Target store was unable to sell their school supply inventory due to a delayed reopening after the Marshall Fire. They generously donated 22 pallets of brand-new school supplies to Impact on Education and we invited educators and staff with the Boulder Valley School District to shop for free supplies for their classrooms and students.

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There are many ways to support student learning

We received over 100 applications in the first round of our Academic Opportunity Fund this year and initial award decisions were shared earlier this month. Thanks to a wonderful team of 24 great readers, we’ve been able to fully or partially fund 73 of these applications, investing over $112,000 to support BVSD students.

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