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How BVSD Wellness Centers support student resilience

We’re funding Wellness Centers across Boulder Valley School District because we believe they’re powerful tools for supporting our youth and helping them thrive. Students need support to manage their emotional health. Mental Health Advocates can help teach them how, while the BVSD Wellness Centers give them the space to do so.

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Impact on Education welcomes three new board members

Our Board of Directors plays an important role in our work to engage students and empower educators across the Boulder Valley School District. Three new Board Members – Amy Pickens, Bill de la Cruz, and Dan Konigsburg – will support this work and further our mission.

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Celebrating 40 Years of Impact

Our 2023 gala was an incredible way to commemorate our 40th Anniversary and engage the community in support of public education. From the game show and remarks from Governor Polis to our wonderful speakers and the 5280s Band, the evening reminded us how important – and fun! – it is to celebrate success.

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Board chair David Ziegert grateful to be part of Impact on Education’s evolution

David always intended to be a high school math teacher. But his nighttime job at Celestial Seasonings — taken to pay for classes at the University of Colorado — turned into a career. Ziegert was with the Boulder-based tea company for 22 years, eventually becoming general manager. And though not in the way he expected, Ziegert did find his way back to education as a Board Member for Impact on Education.

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Kinder Bridge prepares BVSD students for Kindergarten

In 2022 Kinder Bridge, became part of BVSD’s summer learning program – Summer Summit. Impact on Education funding now enables 160 students to receive four weeks of full-day instruction to prepare them for their first year of school.

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Dr. Amy Pickens helps BVSD students find a sense of belonging

Amy (Nelson) Pickens works tirelessly to advance equity across Boulder Valley School District. A former educator, she is starting her fourth year working with BVSD administration and currently serves as the Director of Equity and Community Engagement.

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Tutoring provides students access to critical support and resources

We first partnered with the Arly Kruse Educational Foundation in 2021 to facilitate a $30,000 investment in targeted in-school and after school catch up tutoring for elementary students. They continue to help fund academic support and tutoring for BVSD families, and during the 2022-23 school year, the foundation funded nine of our Academic Opportunity Fund grant requests, providing over $23,000 in tutoring.

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Staff Spotlight: Mieke Bushhouse

Mieke is a product of public education from kindergarten through her Master’s degree, so she knows what a powerful resource public education can be in someone’s life. She joined our team in June of 2022 and is responsible for managing our finance, accounting, and operations as the organization grows and evolves.

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The growth, success and challenges of Crayons to Calculators

Through the leadership of Impact on Education and dedicated individuals and organizations in our community, Crayons to Calculators has provided school supplies to over 130,000 students over the past 18 years.

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