- Date Awarded
- Grant Period
- 12/07/09 to 11/30/10
- Focus Area
- Engaged Communities
- Knight Community Information Challenge
- Boulder, CO
To create a community awareness campaign for the importance of early school readiness for at-risk children
To raise awareness about the importance of school readiness for at-risk children, this grant will help launch a digital information campaign in Boulder, Colorado. The Community Foundation has collected ten years of research showing that the achievement gap is a major problem facing Boulder County. The gap will continue to widen until the community invests further in early childhood education. But the broader community hasn’t fully grasped the issue’s importance. The READY. SET. LEARN campaign will help parents, business leaders and the general public understand that there is a direct connection between a community’s investment in early childhood education and the achievement gap that weighs down otherwise high-performing school systems. The campaign aims to create a groundswell of voices calling for someone to improve access to quality early care and education for Boulder County's at-risk preschool students.
About the Organization: The Community Foundation exists to improve the quality of life in Boulder County, now and forever, and to build a culture of giving. The foundation is the place where giving is informed and inspired to have the greatest impact on the vision of a better Boulder County. The foundation is committed to intimately understanding needs and connecting to the nonprofits that address those needs. Purpose and passion are the inspiration for everything the foundation does. Together, Boulder County residents and The Community Foundation can make a meaningful impact on fellow residents' quality of life today and in the future.