Boettcher Scholars, Teachers, Investigators and Grantees in the News

By Ray Mark Rinaldi Confluence Denver Colorado’s Space to Create program is a bet on the power of creatives, not just a gamble on the hard-to-define way that painters, poets, chefs and brewers can make a community more interesting, but an investment in the quantifiable idea that...

By Alasyn Zimmerman KOAA.com A multi-million dollar project from private and public funds is focusing on revitalizing a section of Trinidad's Main Street. The 'Space to Create' is the 1st of 9 projects in Colorado. Through a state-funded program aimed at bringing creative work spaces and affordable housing to...

By Valerie Strauss Washington Post A recent report by the nonprofit Learning Policy Institute in California found that longstanding teacher shortages were becoming more acute in some states, and that teacher education enrollment has been dropping significantly in recent years.  Colorado is one of those states with a big...

By Carla Jean Whitley Glenwood Post Independent The Western Slope now has 13,000 square feet of state-of-the-art conference space available in the heart of Glenwood Springs. Colorado Mountain College's Morgridge Commons celebrated its grand opening Monday. It was the culmination of a number of partnerships between funders, the...

By Amy Hamilton  The Daily Sentinel Two Grand Junction nonprofit agencies recently received a financial boost from the Boettcher Foundation. Mind Springs Health is the recipient of a $120,000 grant for the agency to build its new West Springs Hospital, and Grand Valley Catholic Outreach received $30,000 for...

By The Valley Courier The Boettcher Foundation Board of Trustees has awarded $615,000 in capital grants to 15 nonprofit organizations that are working to support Colorado communities including two in the San Luis Valley. “These organizations work hard every day to provide important services to Coloradans in...

By Joanne Ostrow  Contributing Writer, Denver Business Journal An empty darkroom used for storage at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities has been refashioned into a state-of-the-art digital lab, open to the public and offering classes for all ages, thanks to a collaboration among public/private,...

By Jenny Brundin  Colorado Public Radio Colorado needs teachers. Thousands of them. Colleges in state are graduating 25 percent fewer licensed teachers than they did six years ago. The crisis is most acute in rural Colorado, where turnover is high. Which brings us to Dusty Mars of Ignacio. After...

By Joe Vaccarelli  YourHub Reporter Kids Club night at the Joshua Station transitional housing complex can be a hectic event that sometimes sees nearly 50 kids pile into a converted hotel room to do activities. Jodi Henni has two children, younger than 10, who participate in Kids Club and...