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For Those Who Work With Colorado’s Poor, Frustrations With Inspirations

COLORADO MATTERS

BY ANDREA DUKAKISDEC 15, 2015
LISTEN Audio: Teva Sienicki, Kent Replogle And Curtis Garcia Speak With Ryan Warner

For the last year, CPR News has covered the issue of children living in poverty, reporting on the challenges their families face. On Colorado Matters, we asked three people dedicated to helping those who’ve fallen on hard times whether it’s realistic […]

Blocks of Hope Community Survey

Executive Summary:

 Why We Started

In 2014 Growing Home launched the “Blocks of Hope” collective impact initiative in the neighborhood surrounding Tennyson Knolls Elementary School.  As a neighborhood struggles with high concentrations of poverty and low student achievement, Growing Home decided to concentrate services in the neighborhood to ensure more kids and families have opportunities to thrive.

With […]

How an ambitious new program aims to fight poverty and help kids learn, one block at a time

By Ann Schimke
aschimke@chalkbeat.org

Chalkbeat Colorado
PUBLISHED: December 2, 2015 – 9:30 a.m. MST

It was late fall. Several mothers gathered in the art room of Tennyson Knolls Elementary School for a parenting class. One of the leaders asked how their week had gone.

Teresa Morton spoke up. She’d recently worked several late shifts as a cashier at Kmart […]

Teva Sienicki Awarded Prestigious Livingston Fellowship

  

TEVA SIENICKI AWARDED PRESTIGIOUS LIVINGSTON FELLOWSHIP

Significant investment by the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation supports advanced learning and development for promising nonprofit leaders

DENVER – May 8, 2015 – The Bonfils-Stanton Foundation today announced its 11th class of the prestigious Livingston Fellowship Program at their annual awards event and Growing Home President & CEO, Teva Sienicki, is a 2015 […]

District 50 Receives Innovative Grant to Improve Early Childhood Education

Adams County School District 50

Media Advisory
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 22, 2015 ● Contact: Steve Saunders 303.657.3853

District 50 Receives Innovative Grant to Improve Early Childhood Education

Families in need of high-quality preschool and childcare in Adams County are getting some help from a new grant awarded to Adams County School District 50 from the Policy Innovation Lab at […]

Thornton Teen Earns Gold Award

Northglenn Thornton Sentinel
Ashley Reimers
Posted 3/31/15

Nelly Grantham’s Girl Scout vest is covered with badges, symbolizing achievements and work done since the first grade. Her accomplishments don’t end at badges though.

The Horizon High School senior’s most recent accomplishment is earning her Gold Award, the highest honor for a Girl Scout. The Gold Award is not mandatory and […]

Kathleen Drozda, Growing Home Founder

KATHLEEN DROZDA
By David Cogger
March 31, 2015

Kathleen Drozda had a change of heart in the 1990s. The career nurse, who had specialized in neurology, neurosurgery, and trauma services, shifted her focus to prevention and community outreach. Had she not made this decision, Growing Home might not exist today.

Drozda’s career change took her from bedside nursing to working with […]

Roots & Branches Award

For Immediate Release
Date: March 30, 2015
Contact: Pell Fender, Development Director
720-407-1986

GROWING HOME RECEIVES GRANT TO ESTABLISH “SEEDLINGS” PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN AGES 1-5
 
Growing Home’s CEO Teva Sienicki announced today that Roots and Branches Foundation, an initiative of Rose Community Foundation that engages Jewish people in their 20s and 30s in collaborative philanthropy, has granted Growing Home $30,624 […]

Growing Home Receives National Recognition for Excellence

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GROWING HOME RECEIVES NATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR EXCELLENCE

Lt. Gov.  Garcia to Join Growing Home’s Celebration of Early Childhood Education

WESTMINSTER, […]

Growing Home puts food, shelter and kids first

By William Porter
The Denver Post

When hard times strike, children often bear the brunt of the assault. They face short-term problems, such as malnourishment, and the long-term effects of falling behind developmentally.

That’s where Growing Home comes in. Founded in 1998 by Kathleen Drozda, a nurse at Saint Anthony Hospital North (she remains a board member), the […]