2019 DCIS Travel & Language Fair

Join Club 31’s Adopt-A-School at the 2019 DCIS Travel & Language Fair

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR AN OPPORTUNITY TO TALK DIRECTLY TO PARENTS, STUDENTS AND TEACHERS ABOUT THE STUDENT AND COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES YOUR ORGANIZATION OFFERS?  Look no further!

Please join us at the 2019 DCIS Travel and Language Fair where you, along with other exhibitors representing Gap Year, Student Travel, Study Abroad, Cultural Exchange, Language Immersion, Language Learning, Nonprofits, Service, and Volunteer Opportunities (national as well as international), will interact in person with members of the entire DPS community and beyond.


WHEN AND WHERE?
This “Showcase of Opportunities for Students 4th to 12th grade” is FREE and Open to the PUBLIC on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 from 5 – 8 PM at the Denver Center for International Studies (574 W 6th Ave. Denver, CO 80204), Denver Rotary’s ‘Adopt-A-School”, public middle and high school with a global focus and an unique curriculum with double social studies and the opportunity to learn French, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Spanish, and Lakota.


WANT TO EXHIBIT?
If you would like to exhibit and use this opportunity to interact in person with members of the entire DPS community and beyond, especially students from elementary to high school and their families, the Registration Form is here or contact Marie if you have any questions or comments.  Students and Teachers can register for free to have a table at the Travel & Language Fair (we especially encourage food sales and travel and language fundraisers).  Community Service and Event credits available to student volunteers. Vendors and exhibitors pay a $100 participation fee or $50 for nonprofits, and we will provide a table and chairs; no electricity available.  Please be in compliance with the relevant tax regulations.

WHO IS INVITED?
All teachers, students, and parents from DCIS, other schools in Denver Public Schools, and our neighboring communities are welcome.

The Travel & Language Fair will be a lot of fun for everyone. Please get ready learn and explore at the Travel & Language Fair on December 12th this year – see you there!

Help Denver Kids, Inc. win $166,000!

 


Help Denver Kids, Inc. win $166,000!
Denver Kids is a finalist in the 2020 Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Awards and the Opus Foundation’s Gerry Rauenhorst Building Community Award!

 

 

2020 Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Awards
Help us win $100,000 by voting between September 9 and 30!

      Vote for Denver Kids, Inc. in the West Region at:
www.chick-fil-afoundation.org/vote-for-true-inspiration-awards

      You can also vote by using the Chick-fil-A app:

  • Download the Chick-fil-A app on your smartphone
  • Create an account
  • Open the app and click “Rewards” at the bottom of the screen
  • Click “News” at the top of the next screen and tap “Vote Now”
  • Select the “West Region” and cast your vote for Denver Kids!


Opus Foundation’s Gerry Rauenhorst Building Community Award
Help us win $66,000 by voting between September 24 and October 4!

      Vote for Denver Kids, Inc. at:
      www.opus-group.com/Company/Giving/Building-Community-Award

Learn more about Denver Kids at https://denverkidsinc.org/

Thank You Rotarians and the Denver Rotary Club Foundation

Dear Denver Rotarians…


Junior Achievement is supported by a $3,000 grant from our Denver Rotary Club Foundation for 2019-2020

We are extremely grateful for the support of Denver Rotary Club Foundation as we prepare and inspire young people to own their future economic success.  Together we can empower students to break through self-imposed boundaries, discover their enterprising spirit and learn the knowledge and skills they will need to compete for jobs.

Specifically, Denver Rotary Club Foundation is making a real difference in the lives of young people like Carole Smith.  As a student with a dream to be an artist, Carole did not initially think that business was for her.  However, she challenged that thought and participated in JA for multiple years, determined to learn the business side of being an artist.  Today, Carole owns her own online art business and credits JA with giving her the skills, tools and confidence she needed to become an entrepreneur.  Carole is now a JA volunteer as well!

Thanks again for your generous support and for helping make our children’s dreams a reality!

With gratitude,
Robin Wise, President & CEO


Community Resources, Inc. is supported by a $4,000 grant from our Denver Rotary Club Foundation for 2019-20

On behalf of Community Resources and the children and families we serve, I want to thank you and the Foundation for your continued support of our work with students and mentors.  I wish you had the chance to get to know some of the students whose lives you have changed.  It would bring both smiles and tears.

All the best,
Sue Edwards, Executive Director


Since 1946, Denver Kids, Inc. has been supported by more than $4.4 Million in grants from our Denver Rotary Club Foundation.

You made our day!  I can’t tell you how much we appreciate your support of our work to combat the dropout crisis and end the cycle of generational poverty in our Denver Public Schools community.  We are constantly humbled by the contributions and opportunities our volunteer mentors, community partners and donors have made to encourage the successful development of the whole child.

Here at Denver Kids, our goal is to make sure that every student counts, every student graduates.  While we served approximately 1,000 Denver Public Schools students last year with our educational counseling program, the fact is that 20 students are added to the wait list per month.  There is an overwhelming need and we could not do this important work without you.

Thank you for your generous donation of $559.14  from Trivia Night, to support our summer programs.  It will go a long way to help us empower our young people to become contributing members of the community, and end the cycle of generational poverty one family at a time.

With gratitude,
Michelle Maldonado, Director of Development


On behalf of PROJECT C.U.R.E., thank you for your generous gift.  Your commitment to Delivering Health and Hope to the World is truly appreciated.  Each year, we deliver more than $60 million worth of medical supplies and equipment to under served hospitals and clinics around the world.  These resources provide health and healing to tens of thousands of people who need it desperately.

It is because of supporters like you that we have been able to strengthen health care facilities, transform communities and save lives for 27 years.  Your donation of $1,000 to help pay for costs associated with vandalism to our trucks is greatly appreciated.  Thanks to the World Community Services committee of Denver Rotary, we are now able to put locks on the catalytic converters in our trucks to prevent this from happening again.  We are honored by the confidence you have placed in us and hope you will continue to support our ongoing worldwide efforts to bring quality health care to those who need it most.

With sincere thanks,
W. Douglas Jackson, PhD, JD, President & CEO

Club 31 Rotarians Volunteer at JA Finance Park

Someday – ready or not – young people will have to manage their own finances.  They will be faced with paying for housing, food and transportation, as well as saving for the future. But first, thanks to financial and volunteer support from Club 31, 18,500 middle and high school students in metro Denver had the opportunity to take on these responsibilities without suffering devastating consequences by participating in JA Finance Park during the 2018/19 school year.

In addition to teaching students how to create a budget, use financial services and save for the future, this economic reality check improves student attitudes toward work and education at a crucial time in their development.  In fact, JA Finance Park has proven to be so effective, the program has been recognized through Harvard University’s Global Education Innovation Initiative for excellence in teaching financial literacy.

The following Rotarians volunteered at JA Finance Park in April and May.  They each coached a group of 10 – 12 students through the simulation, while integrating their real-world financial experience, the good, the bad and the ugly, to help students understand how important it is to be financially responsible.

  • Julie Freshman
  • Wynn Gandera
  • Rick Bowmen
  • Melissa Bowen
  • Debbie Beasley
  • Colleen Cozad
  • Jim Goddard

Additionally, Jim Goddard brought his team from Senior Options out to volunteer at the Park!

In addition to volunteer support, the $3,000 grant JA received from the Denver Rotary Club Foundation this year, helped JA provide JA Finance Park to students at no cost.  Thanks to everyone who volunteered and to those who contribute to the Denver Rotary Club Foundation.  You’re making a long-term investment in our children!

If you’re interested, please take a moment to watch the video below to hear how one young man’s life was changed thanks to JA Finance Park and our volunteers!

Elijah’s JA Story

“Team DKI” | Kaiser Permanente Colfax Marathon | May 18 & 19


Denver Kids, Inc. are looking for a few more active supporters to run for Team Denver Kids in the Kaiser Permanente Colfax Marathon.  Learn more below and sign up today!


Kaiser Permanente Colfax Marathon | May 18 & 19

When you run or walk in the Kaiser Permanente Colfax Marathon for Team Denver Kids, you help pave the pathway to graduation and new possibilities for Denver Public Schools students experiencing the challenges of higher risk environments. Since 2008, runners have raised more than $230K to support our students and programs. Let’s keep the momentum going! If you’re ready to race, register below. Then, when prompted, select Denver Kids as your Charity Partner, and choose from a handful of races, including:

Saturday, May 18

  • 5K: walking, stroller and dog-friendly

Sunday, May 19

    • Full marathon
    • Half marathon
      • Urban 10-miler
    • Marathon relay

Once you register, we’ll set up your fundraising page, provide fundraising tools, and be available to answer any questions. After you cross the finish line, stop by the Denver Kids tent in the Charity Partner Village for some of post-race fun!

RUN FOR TEAM DENVER KIDS!

Questions about the Colfax Marathon? Contact Kelsey Grayson at kelsey_grayson@dpsk12.org or 720-423-3571.