Boulder Housing Partners Foundation
Help Us Close the Achievement Gap
The BHP Foundation Board made a strategic decision to focus on closing the achievement gap for the children who live in our properties.
In the Fall of 2012 we launched a campaign to provide internet access at all of our housing sites because access to the internet is one of the key predictors of educational attainment and future income today.
Our 2013 summer initiative was a pilot literacy program in partnership with BVSD, Impact on Education, and the Boulder Public Library. Our pilot program brought bi-lingual teachers from Columbine Elementary and Foothills Elementary to our Kalmia public housing site up to four days a week. When the teachers were not on site, the children had access to the technology like iPods and iPads to continue improving their literacy skills.
BHP Foundation Mission
Boulder Housing Partners created the non profit 501 (c) 3 Foundation to fund the critical service needs of its residents at a time when many traditional sources of funding are being reduced. The mission of the Boulder Housing Partners Foundation is to help Boulder Housing Partners residents pursue successful, productive and dignified lives by mobilizing resources for supportive, life-enriching, and community building services.
We accomplish this mission through the following three strategies:
- Stewardship of the resident services vision for
Boulder Housing Partners
- Advocacy and partnership with service providers
in the local community
- Fund-raising and grant-making for essential
Donations and grants received by the BHP Foundation have provided many supportive services to our residents to help them retain their housing, live independently and safely, and move toward becoming economically self-sufficient. Examples of the support provided include:
- Emergency homecare assistance provided to help a senior who had recently returned to his home after his leg was amputated. Navigating his apartment and caring for himself and his home had presented new challenges that the emergency homecare was able to help him overcome.
- 20 computers, purchased for our Learn to Earn Program and our computer labs. Through training and support in both financial literacy and computer basics, residents are able to earn a computer for their homes. Computer labs enable residents to connect with the world, research job opportunities and community resources.
- Transportation support, in the form of bus passes and vouchers, enabling residents to get to work and school, without creating a hardship in their budgets.
- English as a second language classes and workbooks to help immigrant families build the basic skills needed for literacy training that will promote success in the support of their families.
- Early Childhood parenting classes, helping parents to prepare their children for kindergarten success with in-home activities.
- Anti-bullying classes with children and adults to promote non-violence in communities.
- Soccer goals to promote teamwork and constructive afterschool activities.
- Intern stipends to leverage intern support of summer programming.
- Emergency supplies to help residents bring housekeeping up to standards of health and safety.
Donations make a difference in the lives of our residents who struggle to support their families. Learn more about what is needed now and how you can help.
Board of Directors
Midge Korczak, President
Bob Walker, Vice President
Scott Holton, Secretary
For more information contact:
Boulder Housing Partners Foundation
4800 N. Broadway
Boulder, CO 80304
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