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:
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.
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
Colorado GEAR UP
Colorado I Have a Dream Foundation
Colorado Latino Forum
Colorado Mentoring Collaborative
Colorado Youth for Change
Denver Public Library
Denver Urban Scholars
John F. Kennedy High School
Latino Community Foundation of Colorado
Padres y Jóvenes Unidos
Southwest Denver Community Representatives
The Bridge Project