We’re proud to share our first RootED Annual Report. In fiscal year 2019-2020, our grantees served nearly 24,000 Denver Public School students across 55 schools. These schools and nonprofit organizations championed community-driven change by activating and equipping Denver families to advocate for schools that meet their needs; and they elevated school quality and racial equity in autonomous school leadership, academics, and operations.
Our mission at RootED is to invest in community-driven organizations, schools and strategies that advance racial equity in education—to ensure that all Denver Public Schools students receive a high-quality education that recognizes and values individual and community strengths and cultural difference, enabling students to attain academic achievement, personal growth, and college and career success.
We’re grateful to our partners, funders, staff and board and remain optimistic and committed as ever to an equitable, accountable, responsive Denver Public Schools system where racism is no longer a barrier to excellent student outcomes.