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 at the following restaurants that are participating in our conference fundraiser. Mention you're with EDUCAUSE, the Security Professional Conference, or Heart and Hand Center to your server and a portion of your bill will go to support the program.
Monday or Tuesday:
Jack's Uptown Grille
1600 E 17th Avenue
Denver, CO 80218
303-399-0988 (reservations suggested)
Tuesday or Wednesday:
2715 17th Street
Denver, CO 80211
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.