DPS Foundation Blog

When our school changed, my life changed…

At the beginning of her middle school experience, Janette was one of the most struggling students at Hamilton Middle School, both academically and behaviorally. She is the first to say, that before the “Hamilton Renaissance”(the term used to describe the improvement seen at the school under the leadership of Principal Nick Dawkins, and Assistant Principals […]

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I Give for Team DPS because this district is a gift to me; this work is a gift to me. It’s a privilege and an honor to be a part of such dynamic and transformative work!

Written by Leslie Juniel, Culture, Equity and Leadership Team (CELT) “I’ve spent most of my life in DPS, and am proud to represent five living generations of DPS graduates and attendees. I can personally attest to the impactful work taking place here. We may not be where we need to be, but I am confident […]

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The Peña-Chavkin Family

“Education is a fundamental value of our family. We believe public education is the foundation of a thriving community. We want all DPS students to graduate with the skills and abilities needed to make informed decisions; that will create a better Denver. DPS is leading the state and emphasizing academic achievement for all students, while […]

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Target, a Literacy Champion for DPS!

In February students at DPS’s Barnum Elementary drew their ideal school library and now, thanks to Target Corporation and The Heart of America Foundation, their dreams are a reality! Over the past two years, Barnum and Godsman Elementary unveiled newly renovated libraries as part of the Target School Library Makeover program. The Target Library Makeover […]

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