Category Archives: Education

President Obama comes to Sloan’s Lake

By Collin Lessing, JVA Consulting How often is it that the President of the United States is in your own front yard? For me that’s never happened—until today. President Barack Obama has spent much of his week in Colorado—debating Mitt … Continue reading

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Ask Amber: Continuing education

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting If continuing education of some sort is on your radar (and I personally feel it should be on everyone’s!) you may be faced with the decision of what program is right for you and how … Continue reading

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Ask Amber: Best investments to make as a young professional

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting As a young professional, it is sometimes difficult to prioritize what to do with the limited surplus of money you have on hand after the bills are paid. With a sometimes-overwhelming number of possibilities, I … Continue reading

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What’s in a number? JVA and DPS receive perfect score on GEAR UP grant

By Robert Jakubowski, JVA Consulting 106. A perfect score. A testament to what can happen when a passionate and focused team is leveraged toward a common goal. So what does it all mean? JVA and Denver Public Schools (DPS) recently … Continue reading

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Ask Amber: Don’t panic (Part 2)—opportunities are out there for young professionals

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting Last week, my coworker Katie McCune was a member of a public service sector career panel at CU Boulder, put on by Career Services. Though the panel was targeted at current college students, there was a … Continue reading

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Don’t panic (Part 1)—opportunities are out there for the nonprofit sector

By Katie McCune, JVA Consulting Last Wednesday, I had the privilege of speaking at University of Colorado at Boulder (CU) Career Services’ Public Service Career Panel. The purpose of the panel was to provide students and alumni insights into the … Continue reading

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How the Flobots empower youth and create social change through music

By Collin Lessing, JVA Consulting At a recent community meeting for Colorado Youth At Risk’s mentoring program at Aurora Central High School, we were privileged to have Jamie Laurie (a.k.a. Jonny 5) of the Flobots as a guest facilitator. In … Continue reading

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Platte County School District and Anti-Defamation League clash over equality

Last week, the Board of Education for Wyoming’s Platte County School District decided that two district schools could not display banners earned through participation in the Anti-Defamation League’s No Place for Hate program because the banners contained the name of … Continue reading

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Education gap costs U.S. up to $2.3 trillion

A persistent gap in academic achievement between children in the United States and their counterparts in other countries deprived the U.S. economy of as much as $2.3 trillion in economic output in 2008, McKinsey research finds. Each of the longstanding … Continue reading

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46 states commit to common standards education push

According to Education Week, Progress toward developing national education standards may be close. Forty-six states—representing 80 percent of the nation’s K-12 student population—have formally agreed to join forces to create common academic standards in math and English language arts through … Continue reading

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