WHAT WE DO

DEAN serves as the convener of stakeholders who actively promote college attainment for students in Denver and provide the core support to help participating organizations shift from acting alone to acting in concert. “College” refers to the attainment of any type of postsecondary credential beyond high school, including technical and non-technical certificates and 2-year and 4-year degrees.

DEAN is focused on college enrollment, persistence and attainment.

The DEAN Leadership Team has identified three critical points along the student’s path:

Goal: Increase the number of DPS graduates who enroll in college.

Transitions to College

Goal: Increase the number of DPS graduates who enroll in college.

Goal: Improve persistence and completion rates for DPS students on the Auraria Campus and Emily Griffith Technical College.

College Completion

Goal: Improve persistence and completion rates for DPS students on the Auraria Campus and Emily Griffith Technical College.

Goal: Increase the number of undocumented students who enroll in the Auraria Campus and Emily Griffith Technical College.

DREAMer Support

Goal: Increase the number of undocumented students who enroll, persist and complete at the Auraria Campus and Emily Griffith Technical College.

DEAN facilitates Action Teams around each of these critical points. Each Action Team brings members of DEAN‘s partner organizations to work together to provide cross-sector coordination of efforts in these areas.

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WHAT IS AN ACTION TEAM?

DEAN Action Teams engage a wide group of direct service providers and attainment-focused programs in the Denver community. The Action Teams are tasked with “on the ground” collaborative efforts designed to impact college attainment.

Our partners work on targeted initiatives for students and families in Denver Public Schools, Auraria Campus (Community College of Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver and University of Colorado Denver) and Emily Griffith Technical College. Through regular meetings and collaborations, the Action Teams work closely to assess needs, identify overlap, execute projects and report progress. Action Teams use shared metrics to identify goals, strategies and benchmarks and then work collaboratively to achieve results.

ACTION TEAM PARTICIPANTS

Abraham Lincoln High School

Action Youth Colorado

Arapahoe Community College

City Year

College Track

Colorado Challenge

Colorado GEAR UP

Colorado I Have a Dream Foundation

Colorado Latino Forum

Colorado Mentoring Collaborative

Colorado UpLift

Colorado Youth for Change

Denver Foundation

Denver Kids

Denver Public Library

Denver Urban Scholars

DREAMers United

Forward Steps

Girls, Inc.

INSPIRE

John F. Kennedy High School

Junior Achievement

Latino Community Foundation of Colorado

Padres y Jóvenes Unidos

Southwest Denver Community Representatives

STEAR

The Bridge Project

Transform Denver