Community Partnerships are essential to help support the academic success of our students and families. Fairview partners support the school by donating resources, volunteering, and providing after/in school enrichments. If you would be interested in becoming a Fairview partner, please reach out to the schools Community Engagement Specialist Brittnee Merritt at 720-424-7563 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bridge Project’s mission is to provide educational opportunities for children living in Denver’s public housing neighborhoods so they graduate from high school and attend college or learn a trade. The program at Fairview Elementary strives to support parents in their ongoing efforts to provide their children with an effective and supportive educational environment within a supportive and engaged community.
Parents who participate gain the following incentives:
The Colorado Conservatory of Dance’s Title I Elementary Partnerships bring yearlong arts experiences to 2,500 students in four public schools in high-need neighborhoods each year. More than 80% of the students in these schools fall below the federal poverty line and up to 25% are classified as homeless. Studies show that students with high levels of arts participation outperform students lacking the arts in all areas of competency. The impact is even more significant in students with low-income backgrounds. CCD’s two-year residencies provide the opportunity for students to gain confidence through an in-depth process that merges dance with each school’s specific curricular priorities.
Early Literacy Story times and Outreach to Parents, Caregivers and Teachers
Build on the Library’s existing initiatives that focus on school readiness and school achievement. Focus on extending services, materials and opportunities for 0-5 year-olds and their parents in Denver’s literacy challenged neighborhoods.
Provide targeted and engaging out-of-school learning opportunities focused on science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) for children and teens in the Families with Children supergroup and the Metropolitans market segment. Build on the success of Summer of Reading, After School is Cool and the ideaLAB
The Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Corps is an AmeriCorps program that focuses on attendance support for the school, helps promote parent engagement and opportunities for students and families, and supports the schools in areas focused on math and literacy.
In partnership with established nonprofit organizations and regional school systems, Fidelity’s primary focus is to create volunteer opportunities for our employees that use their insights and experience to help provide students in need with an educational foundation to feel more confident, make smart decisions, and achieve personal and financial goals.
Fidelity has partnered with Fairview for the past two years and in addition to large-scale transformation events in 2014 and 2015, they’ve conducted school supply and holiday drives, have participated in “JA in a Day” and are exploring the implementation of TutorMate, a web-based online tutoring program for 1st graders.
Two members of the Arvada Sunrise Rotary Club, Bob Bell and John Thielen, founded Food For Thought – Denver. Through a similar program sponsored by the Arvada Sunrise Rotary Club in Arvada, Bob and John became aware of the tremendous need in the Denver Public Schools for an effort such as Food For Thought. A partnership with Metropolitan State University of Denver was formed when MSU Denver donated on-campus space and provided access to their student body that make up the majority of our volunteers. With support and initial funding from the Arvada Sunrise Rotary Club Foundation, the first Powersacks were delivered to two Denver Elementary schools in March 2012. Since that time, in less than a year, Food for Thought has delivered over 43 tons of food!
The five elementary schools served by Food For Thought are Columbian Elementary, Fairview Elementary, Greenlee Elementary, Harrington Elementary and Trevista Elementary.
Mirror Image Arts uses theatre as language to inspire dialogue, encourage awareness and promote action in order to build a strong, compassionate and empowered community around bullying. This program promotes this for our youth by utilizing three strong core values:
Education – Promote the critical thinking and creative problem solving skills necessary for positive social change
Recognition – Develop an encouraging support system that stimulates diverse perspectives and self-discovery
Modification – Change current behaviors to effectively lead to sustainable results
Peak Resources first partnered with Fairview during the 2014-2015 school year with the hope of finding an impactful way to assist students and families at the elementary school. After brainstorming creative ways to contribute to the school, we found the most lasting impact would be to assist with the community garden.
Denver-based nonprofit organization dedicated to engaging youth in philanthropy by creating opportunities for kids and families to give back to their communities. We believe that philanthropy is anything you do to make the world a better place, and base our programming on a simple philosophy: if you give kids the opportunity to make a difference now, they will continue to make a difference the rest of their lives.
Kids dive into classes and exercise their innate gift for building. They come away understanding fundamental principles of engineering and physics. The experience boosts their confidence, creativity and ability to collaborate.
Pop Culture Classroom ignites a love of learning, increases literacy, celebrates diversity and builds community through the tools of popular culture and the power of self-expression.
Soccer for Success is the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s free after school program that uses soccer as a tool to address children’s health issues and juvenile delinquency, while promoting healthy lifestyles in urban under-served communities.
The Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club began running Soccer for Success in fall 2012 with 700 children; we are now serving 2,500 kids per season throughout the Denver Metro area and will expand the program to serve 4,000 children by spring 2016.
Thrive Church has supported Fairview Elementary by helping to host holiday festivals, donating funds to go toward clothing, food, and supplies for students, and have gone out of their way to provide fun surprises for Fairview’s current principal Antoinette Hudson. Fairview Elementary looks forward to continue working with Thrive for the years to come.
Denver Urban Gardens envisions a thriving and connected network of deeply-rooted community gardens, conceived of, cultivated and supported by local residents and institutions throughout the urban neighborhoods of Metro Denver.
City Year AmeriCorps members serve full-time in school. At Fairview, 7 AmeriCorps members serve in all grade 3-5 classrooms and support the morning program for grades ECE-5. Throughout the day, City Year AmeriCorps members provide school-wide initiatives focused on increasing student engagement and positive school culture, while also delivering in-classroom support to help teachers differentiate instruction. They also provide one-on-one tutoring and mentoring for students who need additional support with attendance, behavior, or course performance in Math and English Language Arts. At the end of school day, City Year AmeriCorps members run an after-school program for 4th and 5th graders offering enrichment and homework assistance.
City Year, an education-focused, nonprofit organization founded in 1988, partners with public schools to help keep students in school and on track to graduate. In 27 communities across the United States and through two international affiliates, this innovative public-private partnership brings together teams of young AmeriCorps members who commit to a year of full-time service in schools.
2015 – 2016 City Year Team
Denver Math Fellows, an AmeriCorps program, is a district-wide urban education fellowship in Denver Public Schools. This program is the first large-scale tutorial program integrated into the school day to be implemented district-wide in Colorado schools.
Denver Housing Authority (DHA) and Fairview Elementary collaborate together to help support students and families in the Sun Valley community with the hope of providing the best resources to see both succeed and meet their personal, academic, and self-sustainable goals.
PCs for People is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit striving to bridge the digital divide by providing the necessary tools to put a functional computer into the hands of low-income individuals and get them online. PCs for Kids is a response to the digital divide within the school system. Since 2011, their regional partnerships across the Midwest with school districts and Head Start organizations have given thousands of low-income students the tools needed to develop skills for post-secondary success and future careers.
BBVA bank wanted the opportunity to work with students by utilizing their company’s strength of teaching financial literacy to students. This was accomplished when they visited Fairview in early spring of 2014 to teach the “Silly Savings” story, a story about a young boy who saves his money in silly places. This was a part of their DPS Financial Literacy event, an initiative that the bank embarked on to get their employees involved in the community. This lesson focused not only a mathematical component, but tied in literacy to teach students from Kindergarten to 2nd grade.
Family Literacy Program:
This MSU Denver Foundation Initiative has been serving the communities of Denver since 1994, through comprehensive educational services to families. From home visits with prenatal parents to community center-based classes housed in Denver Public Schools, the program provides opportunities for low-income, multi-generational families with limited literacy to begin to shape an educational foundation.
21st Century College Readiness Center:
To strengthen and improve student educational motivation and academic achievement through the alignment of in-school and out-of-school initiatives.
Our primary aim is to get students ready for college success! Goals of the 21st Century College Readiness Center:
Other Partnerships with Fairview Elementary: