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    Nonprofit of the Month by Bruce DeBoskey: Emily Griffith Technical College

Nonprofit of the Month by Bruce DeBoskey: Emily Griffith Technical College

DeBoskey: Domestic microfinance helps people start businesses, alleviate poverty, and create jobs

In international microfinance, small loans are made to help people in developing countries lift themselves out of poverty. This concept also works domestically. In the U.S., nonprofit microfinance organizations help low-income people start businesses, create jobs, alleviate poverty and improve their opportunities.

Traditional financial institutions were created to help people who already have money or credit histories. However, nearly one in seven people in the U.S. lives below the federal …Click here to read the entire article

$50,000 Grant from Season To Share/Denver Post Charities

DENVER, CO | August 7, 2014 – Emily Griffith Foundation received $50,000 through Denver Post Charities, a McCormick Foundation Fund and its 2013-14 Season To Share Campaign, to support the Adult Literacy programs at Emily Griffith Technical College during a reception held on Thursday, July 24 at The Denver Post building in downtown Denver.

A total of $1,630,000 was contributed during the 2013-14 Season To Share campaign thanks to more than 6,000 gifts from donors. With the 50% match from the McCormick Foundation, grants of $2,445,000 were awarded to Denver-area charities serving our neighbors in need. With the Denver Post and the McCormick Foundation paying all administrative costs, 100% of every donation, plus the match, will go directly to local charities working to move people out of poverty by providing meals for those who are hungry, shelter for those who are homeless, healthcare for uninsured/underinsured patients, education programs for disadvantaged children, and literacy programs for low-income adults.

Emily Griffith Foundation will use its Denver Post Charities/Season To Share funding to support the three components of Emily Griffith Technical College’s Adult Literacy programs, the English as a Second Language classes, the Student Success Center at the College, and the Saturday Basic Literacy/ GED Prep Class. The goals of the Adult Literacy program are to increase literacy skills, provide support services and expand basic skills and GED opportunities. These services are critical to student success because they enable students to meet the proficiency levels needed for career and technical training programs, as well as provide access to support once enrolled in these programs. Thanks to the Denver Post Charities/Season To Share funding, we are able to eliminate academic barriers, allowing student to focus on training for careers that […]

Emily Griffith Moves to a New Building

After much anticipation, Emily Griffith has finally made the move. The Emily Griffith Foundation, the Colleges of Health Sciences, Creative Arts & Design, Business & Technology, along with the Adult Education & Language Learning Center, Continuing Education Division and all testing are now at 1860 Lincoln Street.
Emily’s mission of education “for all who wish to learn” is exemplified in this new campus named after her, as three separate schools collaborate at this advantageous downtown location. Joining Emily Griffith Technical College is Emily Griffith High School (EGHS) and Downtown Denver Expeditionary School, meaning that students from kindergarten to post-high school will attend this campus, creating mentoring, tutoring and service opportunities.
Also ready to spread out into the new space are Emily’s student-run Services. The locations of Emily’s Spa, Salon, Barbershop, Deli and Café will be opening in August at the new location.
While major changes will occur for EGTC, EGHS and Emily’s services, what is not changing is the need for accessible education. The foundation throughout the move has upheld its mission to provide financial support to the college, securing funds that will allow certain technical programs to enjoy significant make-overs for their classrooms with state-of-the art equipment. The new campus also boasts more natural light and efficiently regulated temperatures, providing an improved learning environment.
The College of Trades  will remain at the old site, until construction on the improved training spaces is completed at 1205 Osage in spring/summer 2014.
The Denver Public School Board of Education also voted unanimously to approve a long term lease for EGTC to occupy the building at 200 E. 9th Avenue, to house the Video and Editing Production program, DPStv22 and DPS’ Distance Learning Network (DDLN). The Contemporary Learning Academy will also be housed in […]