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Education & Youth

Local districts should use public emergency funds for summer school — now!

It is up to all of us to insist that this money be spent wisely, and that we waste no time in getting programs launched and funds distributed so that this summer is not wasted as well.

TEACH Colorado is building a diverse teacher pipeline

When teachers reflect the racial and cultural diversity of their students, all students’ lives improve—from increased graduation rates to greater career aspirations and higher incomes.

Parent perspective: Finding beauty in the ashes with online school

We all know that the transition to online school or a mix of in person /online school was due to the pandemic, however there seemed to be no conversations about the impact that it had on students, teachers, and families.

Summer programs offer enrichment to counter learning loss

Here are three summer programs the ALG community might want to consider for their children.

The learning loss experience of newly arrived African immigrants

As a parent who doesn’t speak English, this school year was not easy for me and my children.

Learning loss has hit our community hard

When we asked one of our students why was he failing he said “I hate it. It’s boring and you can’t focus."

Scholarships available for Metro State nutrition students

The Department of Nutrition at Metropolitan State University of Denver was recently awarded two grants that provide services and scholarships to students in need who are interested in pursuing a career in nutrition and dietetics. See how you can become eligible!

A mother and educator’s perspective on remote learning

As a paraprofessional, I was working remotely. I saw the difficulties that some families faced first-hand. This was especially true for parents who did not speak English, or could not read it. 

ALG members address DPS board on charter schools

As the Denver Public Schools board prepares to vote Thursday on the renewal of contracts for more than a dozen charter schools, four members of the African Leadership Group spoke at a public comment session March 16. 

As more students fall behind, a consensus is emerging on how to help them...

ALG's Papa Dia and two state senators, one Democrat and one Republican, explain why they have signed on as early supporters of a proposed ballot initiative that would provide funding for families to choose from a menu of approved out-of-school learning providers, including tutoring in reading, math, science, and writing, extra services for special needs students, and career and technical education-training programs.

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COVID-19 Health Forum Speakers List

    Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock  MICHAEL B. HANCOCK is Denver's 45th mayor, and second African American to hold this position. Raised in the Mile High...

Get your questions answered about Covid-19 vaccines!

The African Leadership Group will hold a Covid-19 Vaccination Educational Forum in early April, and we want to know what questions you have for...

Summary of ALG’s Business & Economic Opportunity event

The event was organized to provide the community with professional insights and first-hand accounts of starting, growing, and maintaining a successful business.