Education in the Community

Non-profits providing education for children in their community


Escuela De Guadalupe

Escuela De Guadalupe is a nationally recognized Pre-K to middle school independent, dual-language Catholic school was founded in 1999 in north Denver as a response to the community's determination to improve educational opportunity to children.  Board member, Dick, is a current board member for Escuela and board member, Lindsey, is a former Centus board member, who offers counseling and testing services to uncover and address such issues as developmental and learning challenges, family disruption and discipline issues for Escuela’s students through the Centus School Counseling program.


Jonathan Holtzinger Scholarship Award of Excellence 

Jonathan Holtzinger Scholarship Award of Excellence honors Jon's commitment to North High School and mentorship in the community he so loved.  Jon was a dear friend of our family who passed away on June 12, 2012.  We miss him and remember his life lessons every day. 


Park Hill Neighbors for Equity in Education

Park Hill has been home to members of our family for over forty years. We support PHNEE’s mission to raise the level of awareness around the benefits of diversity, equity, and inclusion in all school communities in the neighborhood in order to generate the will to create possible solutions to increase socioeconomic integration in Park Hill’s four neighborhood elementary schools.


Cheyenne Mountain Zoo 

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo connects people with wildlife and wild places through experiences that inspire action.  Board member, Douglas, believes through support of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo that it can make a positive impact on the world in its protection of endangered animals.


Youth Roots

A natural continuation of Spark Change’s philanthropic education of youth is a program recently introduced. In 2019, 410 high schoolers completed Youth Roots’ year-long leadership program and financially supported 56 Colorado nonprofits while spreading awareness about community needs, including mental health programs.

Young American’s Center for Education Spark Change

Spark Change (through Young Americans Center for Education) empowers students to make a change with "change" through philanthropic giving and youth service learning.  In 2018-2019, Spark Change raised $38,779.87 and was board member Lindsey's fourth and final year as a volunteer coach at Park Hill Elementary.   Click here for more about her experiences.

In 2017-2018, Spark Change Student Leaders worked with Park Hill Elementary to choose the categories of Oceans and Natural Disasters. They presented the impact of non-profits, selected organizations to interview, and ultimately awarded a grant to Oceans First Institute (pictured above), the Salvation Army, and Team Rubicon.

In 2017-2018, Spark Change Student Leaders worked with Park Hill Elementary to choose the categories of Oceans and Natural Disasters. They presented the impact of non-profits, selected organizations to interview, and ultimately awarded a grant to Oceans First Institute (pictured above), the Salvation Army, and Team Rubicon.