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Caplan & Earnest’s Education Law practice group has awarded two $5,000 grants to the “I Have a Dream” Foundation of Boulder County and the Mapleton Education Foundation. The firm’s grant program provides funding to Colorado nonprofit organizations that remove barriers for underrepresented post-secondary learners so they have the opportunity to achieve their academic and career goals.
“I Have a Dream” Foundation of Boulder County has served more than 1,000 local youth (Dreamers) during the past 32 years. Caplan & Earnest’s grant will support one-on-one attention and daily programming, an approach that has narrowed the opportunity gap. Dreamer Scholars graduate from high school, enroll in post-secondary programming, and complete their post-secondary education at much higher rates than their low-income peers.
The Mapleton Education Foundation provides access to post-secondary education, enables participation in district and extra-curricular programs, fosters creativity and innovation in the classroom, and engages community support to fulfill this commitment to students today and into the future. Caplan & Earnest’s grant will help the organization provide student scholarships and innovation grants to teachers, as well as to fund extracurricular activities for deserving students, among other things.
Caplan & Earnest awards the two grants annually. Nonprofit organizations can learn more about the grants and apply at https://celaw.com/practice-areas/education-law/caplan-earnest-education-law-grant-program/. The next deadline is Nov. 1, 2023.