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The Fight for Racial Equity

The murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery sparked a wide array of organizations across the country to publish statements that expressed outrage at the senseless deaths and the fight for racial equity that continues today. Colorado Youth…

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Welcome Change Makers:

Introducing our 2020 AmeriCorps Members The COVID-19 pandemic has shined a light on new and old community needs across America. From contact tracing and food delivery to the tutoring of students falling behind in school, the needs can feel overwhelming.…

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We Celebrate and Keep Pushing: LGBTQIA+ Equity in Schools

“Why do you need to ask those questions?”, is a phrase commonly heard by CYC staff and AmeriCorps members during our intake process. “Those questions” are as follows:  What is your sexual orientation? What is your gender identity? What are your pronouns?  Unfortunately, our society…

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Linking Reenrollment with Post Secondary Success

Young people in Colorado that have left or dropped out of school often do so because they are unable to see the benefit of a high school diploma in their present or future. The primary goal of CYC’s Reengagement program is…

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Education Remains a Priority: Stories of Hope

Our students need us now more than ever. It may look different – a text exchange instead of a school tour or a Facetime call instead of a meeting – but the connection remains constant. Education can provide stability during…

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Engagement is Empowerment

A Reflection on Student Disengagement Bailey Nelson, Corps for a Change AmeriCorps Member While most of my students spend their weekends hanging out with friends, Katie spends her weekends sifting through the junkyard. When you walk into the auto mechanics…

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Juvenile Justice and Education

This week’s Colorado Reengagement Network call with Patrick Hedrick from the City and County of Denver prompted us to take a closer look at the intersection between the juvenile justice system and education. This topic is particularly relevant to CYC,…

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