Wells Fargo supports DPS’ after school programs
Wells Fargo donated $150,000 to fund “Lights On Afterschool” Program at 15 DPS Schools.
“We believe that every child in our community can have a bright future,” said Keith Lobis, Denver region bank president. “Wells Fargo is proud to invest in tomorrow’s future and support DPS in their mission to provide students with a safe place to learn and grow after school.” “With funding shifting to other areas, we are particularly grateful for the support of afterschool programs,” said DPS Foundation President and CEO Verónica Figoli.
With Wells Fargo’s support the afterschool programming is servicing more than 3,600 students at 15 high-need schools in the Denver Public Schools system. The benefits of afterschool programming are well-documented, particularly for students in need. According to Afterschool Alliance, afterschool programming provides students with a safe place to be after the school day ends. It also helps kids stay in school by helping with homework, and offering more opportunities for reading, writing, science and math learning.
Hispanic legislator leads the Joint Budget Committee
Dominick Moreno, member of the Colorado Senate from the 21st district, has been elected as the new president of the Join Budget Committee (JBC) of the Colorado Legislative Assembly. The JBC holds hearings and reviews the executive budget request and the budget requests submitted by each state agency and institution, including those submitted by the judicial department. Moreno will be president of this powerful bipartisan committee during the first year of the 2019-2020 legislature.
Moreno has been State Senator since January 2017. Before, he was a member of the Colorado House of Representatives from the 32nd district and City Councilor of Commerce City. Moreno was born and raised in Commerce City. His father was a truck driver for Public Service and later a janitor at Lester Arnold High School and his mother is a retired educator. He attended public schools in Adams 14, starting at Central Elementary, continuing to Kearney Middle School and finishing at Adams City High School where he graduated valedictorian of his class. He got a bachelor’s degree in American Government at George Georgetown University in Washington, D.C
SAVE THE DATE:
Stock Show Parade
The sight of over 40 Longhorn cattle walking through the streets of downtown Denver can only mean one thing. it’s Stock Show time. The National Western Stock Show kick-off parade is a sight to see. On this one afternoon in January, the streets of downtown Denver are lined with boots, chaps and cowboy hats to celebrate Colorado’s western traditions and the iconic National Western Stock Show. Kids, families, business men and women get to step back in time and see a true western cattle drive with horses, cowboys, cowgirls, tractors, marching bands and floats. The parade starts at Union Station at noon and continues on 17th Street, ending at 17th & Tremont.
Thursday, January 10th, 2019