Our Partners

Aims Community College
www.aims.edu
Aims Community College offers more than 130 degree and certificate programs on campuses in Greeley, Fort Lupton and Loveland, and about 4,000 day, evening, weekend and online courses annually.  Whatever the goal from starting a degree to finishing one, learning an occupation to securing one, a career boost to a career change, a hobby to a life skill, students receive personal attention from supportive, professional faculty and staff.

Arapahoe Credit Union
www.arapahoecu.org
Arapahoe Credit Union believes fostering financial literacy can build a strong foundation that will provide our members a lifetime of successful and responsible financial skills. We have developed a national award winning financial education program designed to accommodate any age group ranging from adolescence through adulthood.  Our Education Program uses various tools and resources to engage and interact with the audience. Our focus is to ensure our members have the full support to develop the financial knowledge necessary to handle real life situations.

AVID
www.avid.org
AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a college-readiness system designed to increase the number of students who enroll in four-year colleges. Although AVID serves all students, it focuses on the least served students in the academic middle. The formula is simple – raise expectations of students and, with the AVID support system in place, they will rise to the challenge.

College Assist
www.college-assist.com
College Assist, a national guarantee agency in the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP), is dedicated to helping students, parents and schools navigate college financing, from start to finish, quickly and easily. We offer products, services and solutions—in short, all the tools you need to complete your college financing. We are large enough to accommodate all your needs, yet small enough to give you the individual attention you deserve! College Assist is proud of its more than 30 years of service to students. We have helped more than one million students achieve their educational goals.

College In Colorado
www.CollegeInColorado.org
The State of Colorado initiated College In Colorado as a statewide effort to improve college access and change expectations about college for all Colorado students. A cornerstone of the campaign, CollegeInColorado.org, offers a one stop resource to help students and parents plan, apply and pay for college.

The College In Colorado Outreach and Access Team gives more than 700 financial aid, scholarship, FAFSA and financial education workshops annually. Free services and materials offered by College In Colorado include:

  • CollegeInColorado.org - the free, comprehensive Website dedicated to providing adults and students with everything they need to know about career exploration and planning, selecting high school courses, choosing and applying to colleges, obtaining financial aid, personal financial literacy and getting ready to take the SAT, ACT or GRE tests;
  • Half-day and full-day sessions, single topic Webinars, plus ICAP design seminars are offered to help educators, parents and others learn about the tools and resources available from College In Colorado and the Website. Let us know how we can help with your implementation - we have designed a series of free training seminars  to assist you with different stages of your ICAP development process or you can create your own training day; Please use this online form to request;
  • Get Motivated! Lance Carl will talk with your students about the Umbrella of Success, which highlights seven traits of successful people. These traits have a common theme, centered on the importance of education, overcoming adversity and identifying a path to success. Visit Lance's blog at http://teamcic.blog.com  and e-mail Lance.Carl@cic.state.co.us.
  • Information about and access to resources, programs and best practices on CICPartnerNetwork.org and through the growing statewide partnership. E-mail gully.stanford@cic.state.co.us;
  • Support and information to students and parents at back-to-school nights, parent nights, college fairs and other events. Use this online order form to request.

CollegeInvest
www.collegeinvest.org
CollegeInvest is a not-for-profit division of the Colorado Department of Higher Education. Since 1979, CollegeInvest has helped more than half a million families break down the financial barriers to college by providing expert information, simple planning tools, college savings plans, and scholarships.

As a self-supporting state enterprise, CollegeInvest does not receive taxpayer funding. The Colorado Department of Higher Education has oversight and management of the division. In addition, there is a nine-member Advisory Board of Directors appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the State Senate.

For more information about CollegeInvest, visit www.collegeinvest.org.

Colorado Career and Technical Education (CTE)
Community College SystemColorado CTEComprehensive Career Guidance
Ensuring a thriving Colorado economy by providing relevant and rigorous education that is connected, responsive and real, Colorado CTE delivers proven pathways to lifelong career success. The overall goal of CTE is to provide quality educational programs emphasizing core academic content, Postsecondary & Workforce Readiness (PWR) competencies, technical skills, and seamless transition to further education or employment and better prepare students, including special populations.

Colorado Council for Economic Education
www.ccee.net
The mission of the Colorado Council for Economic Education (CCEE) is to meet this need by promoting and improving economic literacy in Colorado’s schools. The most effective way to provide economic education to the largest number of students is to enhance the knowledge of their teachers. The Colorado Council for Economic Education accomplishes its mission by offering a wide variety of economics classes for teachers and  providing teachers with numerous economic education curriculum resources for their classroom. 

The Colorado Jump$tart Coalition
www.cojumpstart.org
The Colorado Jump$tart Coalition is a nonprofit organization with more than 30 organizations and individuals representing business, government and education throughout the state of Colorado. The coalition has joined together to improve the personal financial literacy of Colorado youth by:

  • Raising awareness of personal financial literacy.
  • Enhancing professional development of Colorado educators on financial literacy issues.
  • Coordinating and promoting communication and cooperation among coalition members.
  • Supporting personal financial education legislation.

Community Credit Counseling Services
www.community-credit.org
Community Credit Counseling Services helps families and individuals effectively manage their finances to achieve economic stability and financial self-sufficiencyThey provide services far beyond a typical debt management program. Their goal is to help individuals and families become financially independent by paying off debt and learning financial management strategies.  Their services include one-on-one financial counseling, debt management services, credit report analysis and education, bankruptcy counseling, and financial education classes.

The Council for Economic Education
www.councilforeconed.org
The Council for Economic Education offers comprehensive, best-in-class K-12 economic and personal finance education programs, including the basics of entrepreneurship, consisting of teaching resources across the curriculum, professional development for teachers, and nationally-normed assessment instruments. Each year, the Council's programs reach more than 150,000 K-12 teachers and over 15 million students in the United States and in more than 30 other countries. These programs are delivered through a diversified system: directly from the Council, through a network of affiliated state Councils and university-based Centers for Economic Education, and through other partner organizations.

Denver Community Credit Union
www.denvercommunity.coop
Denver Community Credit Union's mission is to make a difference in people’s lives by providing financial opportunity. Denver Community Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative serving Denver since 1934. Anyone that lives, works, worships, volunteers, or attends school in the City & County of Denver can be a member. Membership is also open to the families of members and businesses in the City & County of Denver.

Diversified Animated Technologies Associates, Inc. (DATA, Inc.)
www.datausa.com
DATA specializes in Web application software and digital visual media: Website development and design with full e-commerce applications, 3D-computer modeling and animation, and multimedia design and development (CD and DVD). We build databases and Content Management Systems, enterprise level Web application software, on-line training programs and offer complete video/audio production and streaming.

Denver Scholarship Foundation
www.denverscholarship.org
The Denver Scholarship Foundation, a 501(c)(3)Public Charity, inspires and empowers Denver Public School students to achieve their post-secondary goals by providing the tools, knowledge and financial resources essential for success.

Financial Planning Association of Colorado
www.cofpa.org
The Financial Planning Association (FPA) of Colorado is a statewide, non-profit, professional association of Certified Financial Planners™ licensees and individuals who champion the financial planning process, which operates under the charter of the Financial Planning Association.  It is the membership organization for the financial planning community. Members include individuals and companies who have contributed to building the financial planning profession and all those who champion the financial planning process. Financial Planning Association members are dedicated to supporting the financial planning process in order to help people achieve their goals and dreams. The FPA believes that everyone needs objective advice to make smart financial decisions and that, when seeking the advice of a financial planner, the planner should be a Certified Financial Planner™ licensee.

Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Denver Branch
www.kc.frb.org
The Federal Reserve System was created in 1913 following an era marked by financial panics and economic depressions. Its principal goal then was economic stability. This goal is still important today, along with current objectives such as stable prices, high employment, and economic growth. The mission of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City is to contribute to the development of monetary policy and foster the stability, integrity, and efficiency of the financial and payments systems so as to promote optimal economic performance.  In addition to working toward these aims through its conduct of monetary policy, the Federal Reserve is a bank for banks, a bank for the U.S. government, and a supervisor and regulator of banks.  The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City offers educational resources on its site at www.federalreserveeducation.org. Money 101 and the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Denver Branch partnered to offer the 2012 Shred Challenge Program and hope to be able to partner to offer the program again in future years.

Insurance Information Institute
www.iii.org
The mission of the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) is to improve public understanding of insurance -- what it does and how it works. For more than 40 years, the I.I.I. has provided definitive insurance information.  Today, the I.I.I. is recognized by the media, governments, regulatory organizations, universities and the public as a primary source of information, analysis and referral concerning insurance.

University of Colorado Boulder
www.colorado.edu
As the flagship university of the state of Colorado, CU-Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners situated on one of the most spectacular college campuses in the country. As one of 34 U.S. public institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) — and the only member in the Rocky Mountain region — we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with four Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies. Today, with our sights set on becoming the standard for the great comprehensive public research universities of the new century, we strive to serve the people of Colorado and to engage with the world through excellence in our teaching, research, creative work, and service.

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
www.uccs.edu
The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs provides unsurpassed, student-centered teaching and learning and outstanding research and creative work that serve our community, state, and nation, and result in our recognition as the premier comprehensive, regional research university in the United States. We empower students to realize their academic goals, develop their career options and provide access to information regarding campus resources.

Weld Schools Credit Union
www.weldschoolscu.com
Weld Schools Credit Union is a full-service, not-for-profit financial cooperative owned by its members.  In operation since 1936, WSCU offers a complete range of financial services to its members including auto loans and checking accounts. WSCU focuses on maintaining a "people helping people" philosophy and membership is open to all Colorado residents.

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