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Educate, Engage, Empower
January 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Families are crucial to student and school success. Through knowledge building, organizing, and leadership development, families will end educational inequity. They are active leaders who have a voice and the tools to define, demand, and lead systemic change to transform our public schools.
Join TEDxMileHigh speaker Veronica Crespin-Palmer and RISE Colorado to explore how to partner with low-income families and families of color to drive educational equity in our public school system.
ABOUT OUR HOSTS
Veronica Crespin-Palmer is the Co-Founder & CEO of RISE Colorado, a non-profit in Aurora that educates, engages, and empowers low-income families and families of color to fight for educational equity in our public-school system. Born & raised in Denver, Veronica is a 7th generation Colorado native. She began her career in Los Angeles as a Teach For America (TFA) corps member and has 10+ years of experience as a teacher, organizer, and social entrepreneur. She was recently chosen as an Inaugural Obama Foundation Fellow and is a proud wife and mother of two.
RISE Colorado is an educational equity nonprofit based in Aurora, Colorado. Our goal is to Educate, Engage, and Empower low-income families and families of color to RISE as change agents for educational equity in our public school system. RISE runs one holistic program with three unique phases to Educate, Engage, and Empower families. Aurora is the most diverse city and school district in the state, and . We work alongside low-income families, families of color, and refugee and immigrant communities to put those most impacted by the opportunity gap at the forefront of the movement for educational equity.
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