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Greeley Nonprofit Aims to Help Low-Income Students Reach their Potential

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Public schools nationwide are operating with less money. In Colorado,  K-12 education took a $273 million dollar hit this budget year – and early forecasts indicate more cuts are likely next year.  Many educators think that in the future, nonprofits and public-private partnerships will play a greater role in student achievement.

One program trying to help fill the gap for low-income students in Weld County School District 6 is the Greeley Dream Team. Since 1986 the program has provided mentoring, academic counseling and scholarship assistance to help students graduate and attend college.

Elizabeth Barber is the Dream Team’s Executive Director.  She says early on, the focus is boosting core educational concepts for students – subjects such as reading, writing and math...

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