This year, you have the unique opportunity assist under-served youth in Denver's Five Points neighborhood by helping the Heart and Hand Center, which provides consistent and compassionate support through quality after school programming.
How You Can Help
Just dine on Monday or Tuesday night at one of the nearby restaurants that are participating in our conference fundraiser! Let your server know that you are with the EDUCAUSE Security Professionals Conference and that you are dining as part of the Heart and Hand Center Service Project. We will update this webpage with restaurant information as it becomes available.
Dining out not your thing? You may also make a monetary donation to the Heart and Hand Center, which will be used to support their youth programming.
Why We're Partnering with Heart and Hand
As we work to create a nurturing community so all young people can realize their potential, Heart and Hand Staff spend approximately one hour each day providing one-on-one reading support and tutoring to youth—an annual program expense of $15,000 devoted to youth literacy.
65% of Denver's students who are not reading proficiently by 4th grade end up in jail or are on welfare. 92% of the youth at Heart and Hand have committed to graduate from high school, and they work alongside teachers to customize tutorial plans to increase likelihood of graduation. Your generosity will provide support so that the cycle of poverty may be disrupted as we strive to close the opportunity gap.