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Mile High United Way
For 125 years, Mile High United Way, the first United Way in the country, has been a catalyst for social change. Mile High United Way lives at the intersection of private, public, philanthropic and nonprofit sectors. Today, it works with hundreds of local nonprofit partners, government agencies, policy-makers and businesses to deliver services in three key areas of investment:
• School Readiness: provides thousands of children from low income families access to high-quality early education so they enter school ready to learn and read at grade level by the end of the third grade.
• Youth Success: provides thousand of school age, low-income and at-risk students access to mentoring, quality afterschool programs, tutoring and dropout prevention, gang and violence intervention programs to ensure that they succeed academically and graduate from high school.
• Adult Self-Sufficiency: devotes resources to programs that help low-income people increase financial skills, develop workforce experience and move toward economic self-sufficiency.
The Colorado Association of School Boards
The Colorado Association of School Boards was established in 1940 to provide the structure through which school board members could unite in efforts to promote the interests and welfare of Colorado school districts.
Today, CASB advocates the interests of local boards of education to groups both within and outside the education community. CASB also provides information, services and training programs to support school board members as they govern their local school districts.
CASB represents more than 1,000 school board members and superintendents statewide. The association is governed by a 22-member board of directors comprised of local school board members across the state.
CASB mission: Advancing excellence in public education through effective leadership by locally elected boards of education.
The Colorado Association of School Executives
The Colorado Association of School Executives (CASE) is Colorado’s preeminent organization for public school leaders, with more than 2,000 members from all across the state.
For over 40 years, CASE has been providing outstanding legislative and advocacy services, professional learning opportunities, and timely communications and networking. Learn more on our website.
The Colorado Education Association
CEA is a voluntary membership organization of 40,000 K-12 teachers and education support professionals, students preparing to become teachers, higher education faculty and support professionals, and retired educators.
For more than 135 years, CEA’s mission has been to promote quality public education and to advocate for the professional interests of public education employees. CEA’s members belong to 200 local associations, and CEA is affiliated with the National Education Association.
The organization’s work focuses on four strategic goals: leading the transformation of Colorado’s public education system; creating a learning environment in every public school that helps prepare students for a successful transition into the economy and our global society; achieving sustainable funding for our statewide public school system; and building our organizational infrastructure to support our mission and maximize our resources.
The Colorado League of Charter Schools
The Colorado League of Charter Schools is a non-profit, membership organization that represents the 170 charter schools in the state.
The League is committed to helping these schools reach high levels of student performance and overall success by providing information and resources, including technical support, advocacy, professional development and more.
Nearly 72,000 students currently attend charter schools in Colorado, representing 8.8 percent of the state’s total K-12 public school enrollment.