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Schools & Educational Programming

Schools and Educational Programming – Great communities require great schools.

Study after study shows a direct correlation between world-class Pre-K and K-12 instruction and sustainable, high quality neighborhoods that produce students prepared for the rigors of active citizenship and long-term success.

Through the Foundation for Educational Excellence (FFEE) , we engage and partner with Oakwood Homes, school districts, community leaders and parents at the outset to discover the best ways we can create quality schools that will meet the needs of all children in Oakwood Homes communities. Once opportunities are identified, the Foundation provides grant funding to execute the desired outcomes. 

Since its inception, the FFEE has awarded ore than $3 million dollars toward the improvement of public schools and has partnered with school districts, residents, and community leaders to provide the resources our children need to learn effectively.

Primary Program Efforts

  • Early Childhood Education – support the development of quality early childhood educational programs that prepare children (birth to five) with the critical capacities/skills to learn.

  • K-12 Education – partner with school districts, parents, community leaders and area businesses in the development of innovative learning environments that recognize children acquire knowledge in different ways.

  • P-20 System –sponsor and support efforts to fully align K-12 and Higher Education efforts that begin to create a more market-centered, consumer-focused, and performance-driven education delivery system that prepares students for the rigors of the new century.

  • Community Involvement – establish community involvement among educators, parents, students, and civic leaders that promote schools as a centerpiece of community development and revitalization.



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Contact Info: Amy Schwartz, Executive Director | 4908 Tower Road, Denver, CO 80249 | 303.486.8500

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