COLORADO MATTERS BY ANDREA DUKAKISDEC 15, 2015 LISTEN Audio: Teva Sienicki, Kent Replogle And Curtis Garcia Speak With Ryan Warner For the last year, CPR News has covered the issue of children living in poverty, reporting on the challenges their families face. On Colorado Matters, we asked three people dedicated to helping those who've fallen on hard [...]
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Executive Summary: Why We Started In 2014 Growing Home launched the “Blocks of Hope” collective impact initiative in the neighborhood surrounding Tennyson Knolls Elementary School. As a neighborhood struggles with high concentrations of poverty and low student achievement, Growing Home decided to concentrate services in the neighborhood to ensure more kids and families have opportunities [...]
By Ann Schimke firstname.lastname@example.org Chalkbeat Colorado PUBLISHED: December 2, 2015 - 9:30 a.m. MST It was late fall. Several mothers gathered in the art room of Tennyson Knolls Elementary School for a parenting class. One of the leaders asked how their week had gone. Teresa Morton spoke up. She’d recently worked several late shifts as [...]
TEVA SIENICKI AWARDED PRESTIGIOUS LIVINGSTON FELLOWSHIP Significant investment by the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation supports advanced learning and development for promising nonprofit leaders DENVER – May 8, 2015 - The Bonfils-Stanton Foundation today announced its 11th class of the prestigious Livingston Fellowship Program at their annual awards event and Growing Home President & CEO, Teva Sienicki, [...]
Adams County School District 50 Media Advisory FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 22, 2015 ● Contact: Steve Saunders 303.657.3853 District 50 Receives Innovative Grant to Improve Early Childhood Education Families in need of high-quality preschool and childcare in Adams County are getting some help from a new grant awarded to Adams County School District 50 from [...]
Nelly Grantham from Thornton sorts through a bin of personal hygiene products. The Horizon High School senior recently earned her Gold Award, which is the highest honor for a Girl Scout. For her Gold Award project, she gathered 6,000 personal hygiene items that were donated to Westminster nonprofit Growing Home. Photo by Ashley Reimers. [...]
KATHLEEN DROZDA By David Cogger March 31, 2015 Kathleen Drozda had a change of heart in the 1990s. The career nurse, who had specialized in neurology, neurosurgery, and trauma services, shifted her focus to prevention and community outreach. Had she not made this decision, Growing Home might not exist today. Drozda’s career change took her from [...]
For Immediate Release Date: March 30, 2015 Contact: Pell Fender, Development Director 720-407-1986 GROWING HOME RECEIVES GRANT TO ESTABLISH “SEEDLINGS” PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN AGES 1-5 Growing Home’s CEO Teva Sienicki announced today that Roots and Branches Foundation, an initiative of Rose Community Foundation that engages Jewish people in their 20s and 30s in collaborative [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GROWING HOME RECEIVES NATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR EXCELLENCE Lt. Gov. Garcia to Join Growing Home’s Celebration of Early [...]
By William Porter The Denver Post When hard times strike, children often bear the brunt of the assault. They face short-term problems, such as malnourishment, and the long-term effects of falling behind developmentally. That's where Growing Home comes in. Founded in 1998 by Kathleen Drozda, a nurse at Saint Anthony Hospital North (she remains a [...]