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Thought Leader Spotlight: Allison Billings, Impact on Education

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By Sabine Kortals Stein As COVID-19 shines a spotlight on inequities in Boulder County – including financial and resource disparities among schools, school districts, and students – we turned to local thought leader Allison Billings for perspective. “This spring, school closures across Boulder County due to coronavirus concerns quickly brought entrenched educational inequalities to the […] Read More »

Catapult Spotlight: Longmont Community Justice Partnership

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As we navigate historic change and upheaval – the COVID-19 pandemic plus a widespread mandate for social justice – nonprofits and community organizations are increasingly prioritizing diversity and promoting equity. Among them, the Longmont Community Justice Partnership (LCJP) is ahead of its time: since 1994, LCJP has developed and successfully implemented numerous restorative justice interventions. […] Read More »

New Partner Spotlight: Eric Hansen

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In 1992, Eric Hansen – a fourth generation Coloradan who grew up in Boulder, and an alumnus of CU Boulder with a degree in Central and Eastern European Studies – began working in Russia. A decade later, he co-founded the nonprofit Center for Entrepreneurship (CFE) purposed to accelerate entrepreneurship there. “In my 17 years at […] Read More »

Nonprofit Spotlight: Cal-Wood Education Center

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The evidence is clear: outdoor environmental education can be a game-changer for many children, especially urban dwellers who have limited access to open space or school-based science classes. Yet the COVID-19 pandemic threatens the survival of organizations nationwide that provide critical outdoor environmental and science education to K-12 students, with an alarming 63% of such […] Read More »

New Partner Spotlight: Jennifer Kronenberg

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For Jennifer Kronenberg, getting involved with SVP Boulder County aligns with her desire to make a difference in our community by applying her 20 years’ experience in entrepreneurship, consulting, and coaching to the local nonprofit sector. “I heard about SVP through my dear friend, Claire Clurman [Chair of the SVP Boulder County board, and former […] Read More »

Impact of SVP’s COVID-19 Response Task Force

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The impact of Social Venture Partners (SVP) Boulder County’s COVID Response initiative was discussed today on the Community Foundation of Boulder County’s radio show A Public Affair on KGNU 88.5 FM.  Host Jim Williams interviewed Joshua Silberstein, CEO of SVP, Allison Billings, Executive Director Impact on Education, and Debbie Pope, CEO of YWCA, on how […] Read More »

SVP Announces New Catapult Program Investee

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Social Venture Partners (SVP) Boulder County announces the most recent investee in its multi-year Catapult program. “In our efforts to support local nonprofits with a variety of programs and resources that strengthen strategy and management, the Catapult program matches our experienced Partners with nonprofit leaders to help them achieve their goals for greater organizational impact,” […] Read More »