Conducted by the National Research Center, this evaluation provides an overview of the initiative's range of after-school programs, a summary of the findings and discussion of the outcomes. Overall, findings show that youth reported improvements in their positive life choices, sense of self, core values, cultural competency, life skills, community involvement and academic success as a result of participating in the after-school programs.
Preliminary evaluation findings on The Colorado Trust's After-School Initiative, including demographic information on the young people served, the different types of after-school programs, outcomes data, youth satisfaction with the programs and how the youth say they’re changing as a result of these programs. Preliminary, mid-initiative findings of the five-year effort are promising: more than 6,000 youth participate in the 32 after-school programs across the state, and most of these 4th- through 9th-graders say the programs are making a positive difference in their lives.
A compilation of evaluation question sets that can be administered in after-school programs to assess program quality and the following positive youth development outcomes: academic success, arts and recreation, community involvement, cultural competency, life skills, positive life choices, positive core values and sense of self. (This toolkit is in the public domain and anyone can use it without specific permission from The Colorado Trust.)
To help identify both priority after-school programming needs and specific areas requiring increased attention and support, The Colorado Trust conducted a needs assessment based on a survey of 101 youth-serving agencies. Key findings include the need to make after-school programs more widely available, particularly to underserved youth; programs need to ensure quality and increase their ability to serve an increasingly diverse population; and the need to develop adequate, stable funding.
A review of the structure and services of the Colorado Refugee Services Program, including recommendations for refugee resettlement in Colorado.
Disponible en inglés y español, este folleto le da un breve perfíl de la historia y estado corriente de los inmigrantes en los Estados Unidos y en Colorado, y provee un visión general de la iniciativa de apoyo para la integración de inmigrantes del Colorado Trust en proceso en 19 comunidades en Colorado.
This paper was commissioned by The Colorado Trust to aid in its long-term strategic planning process. Through a variety of sources it provides a review of existing grantmaking strategies and distills the implications of those strategies for philanthropic funders and their grantees.
This Spanish publication for Mexican immigrant parents highlights the differences and similarities between schools in Mexico and Colorado, and provides suggestions to parents on how to become more involved in their children's education. Esta publicación española de padres inmigrantes mexicanos destaca las diferencias y similitudes entre las escuelas en México y Colorado, y ofrece sugerencias a los padres sobre cómo participar más en la educación de sus hijos.
Examines how the research-based Nurse-Family Partnership program is being put into practice on a broad scale across Colorado. The program—in which nurses conduct in-home visits with first-time expectant mothers who are at risk of poor birth outcomes, and then continue the long-term relationship following the child's birth—is detailed in this report, along with the research on which it is based, implementation costs, realities of putting the program in place in varied communities and involving legislators in the implementation process.
This evaluation of The Colorado Trust's three-year, statewide Bullying Prevention initiative shows that bullying declined when adults and students were willing to intervene, treat each other fairly and show they care. The findings also show that schools with less bullying had higher scores on the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) in reading, writing and math. Major findings are highlighted from this intensive initiative, including tips on how educators, parents and policymakers can help prevent bullying.
An interactive, searchable database of all of The Trust’s publications from its 30 years of serving Coloradans.