Archives of Cradle to Career

ACF awards $233,500 in scholarships to local students

Aspen Community Foundation is pleased to announce that 45 high school graduates and 55 continuing college students from Aspen to Parachute have received a total of $233,500 in scholarships this year. Students represent all nine public high schools in the region and are attending 17 colleges and universities throughout the state and nation.
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Cradle to Career data spurs new thinking

Since the creation of the Action Plan for Youth Success in 2014, Cradle to Career has focused on addressing quality, access, capacity, best practices and program design, all intended to impact the initiative’s goals and indicators. Analysis of community indicators show that some have increased, some have not changed, and some have decreased. This has […]
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Giving Network: Raising the bar on generosity

Carefully researched giving is exactly what happens in the Aspen Community Foundation’s Cradle to Career Giving Network, which has become an integral part of our effort to build a region of thriving and successful children and families. Over the last three years, ACF has created a group of 20-plus philanthropists who donate a minimum of […]
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Preschool on Wheels moving on after seven successful years

Throughout its more than 15-year focus on early childhood education, Aspen Community Foundation has evolved its approach to meet the changing landscape of the sector. The Preschool on Wheels program, a signature project of our early childhood education efforts, has served the children and families of Rifle, Silt, and New Castle for seven successful years. […]
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ACF Forum – Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 2 pm

The Board of Directors of Aspen Community Foundation Invite you to “Coming Together for Our Youth:  A Forum to Challenge the Status Quo” Wednesday, August 15, 2018 2:00 pm to 4:00 PM Hotel Jerome in Aspen Reception to follow Featured speaker: Dr. Michael McAfee President, Policy Link
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Town of Basalt/Eagle County Financial Aid Application Now Available

Child care financial aid is now available for working families with infants and children up to 5 years old in the Town of Basalt/Eagle County. The parent or legal guardian of any child age 5 or under attending licensed child care in the Basalt/El Jebel area is eligible to apply for Financial Aid. Families must […]
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GlenX Career Expo Inspires Regional High School Students

On Tuesday, March 6, more than 150 exhibitors shared their career experiences and passions with 1,600 high school juniors and seniors at Roaring Fork High School. GlenX Career Expo, now in its fourth year, presented an opportunity for students to explore career ideas and interests, learn about the job market and think about their futures. […]
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Preschool on Wheels Garners Great Press Coverage in Rifle and Glenwood Springs

This week Gus the Bus and The Sunshine Bus became media darlings, along with their wonderful teachers and students and a generous donor from Natural Soda.  Kirk Daehling,  general manager of Rifle-based Natural Soda Corporation stopped by the bus to see the value of his $10,000 donation to ACF’s Preschool on Wheels program.  We are […]
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