• Anita Deshommes Appointed Interim CEO of Growing Home

    Anita Deshommes Appointed Interim CEO of Growing Home

    On July 18, Growing Home’s Board of Directors appointed Anita Deshommes Interim CEO, replacing outgoing President and CEO Teva Sienicki, whose last day will be August 1.

    Anita joined Growing Home in 2001, as the organization’s second employee. A graduate of Metro State (with a Bachelors in Social Work), and holding an MBA from Colorado State University, Anita served in the […]

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

    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 to think poverty can ever be […]

  • Blocks of Hope Community Survey

    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 support from The Denver Foundation, […]

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

    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 and felt guilty about the […]

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Anita Deshommes Appointed Interim CEO of Growing Home

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On July 18, Growing Home’s Board of Directors appointed Anita Deshommes Interim CEO, replacing outgoing President and CEO Teva Sienicki, whose last day will be August 1.

Anita joined Growing Home […]

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

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

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Anita Deshommes Appointed Interim CEO of Growing Home

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

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

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Teva Sienicki Awarded Prestigious Livingston Fellowship

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District 50 Receives Innovative Grant to Improve Early Childhood Education

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Thornton Teen Earns Gold Award

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Kathleen Drozda, Growing Home Founder

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Roots & Branches Award

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Nonprofit working to transform lives

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Poverty Swells in Denver Suburbs

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Growing Home Receives National Recognition for Excellence

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Growing Home puts food, shelter and kids first

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