Research has shown that students who share the same background as educators, receive more effective role modeling, higher expectations for learning and their future, and have fewer cultural differences.
Funding great schools.
Rooted in community.
RootED is passionately committed to ensuring every child in Denver has the opportunity and support to achieve success in school, college and their chosen career.
We believe students, schools, and communities thrive when they have the access, tools, and resources to drive change, so we provide funding and strategic support to schools and organizations that authentically engage their communities to create world-class public schools.
RootED supports autonomous schools and community-driven, community-led work through funding, strategy, collaboration, information and other resources to advance equity in education.
More than 800 DSST Public Schools teachers and staff received $40 each in gift cards to businesses owned by people of color.
Denver families learned this spring that DPS would face dramatic budget cuts due to the plunge in sales tax, income tax and other revenue streams brought on by the COVID 19 pandemic.