Today, Feb. 9, 2017, Denver Public Schools (DPS) Superintendent Tom Boasberg and Acting Consul General Jeremias Guzman met to discuss ways that they can continue to collaborate to support Denver’s youth. This long-standing relationship is rooted in the goal of ensuring all children have access to a high-quality education.
“Thank you for supporting Mexican and Mexican-American families,” Guzman said. “We are grateful that the schools in Denver are safe spaces for students.”
The Consulate has donated 25,000 Spanish books to DPS families, which has enabled Spanish-speaking parents to work at home with their student on developing their literacy skills.
DPS and the Mexican Consulate often partner to ensure families are informed and feel supported. The Consulate has helped fund initiatives such as Plazas Comunitarias – a bilingual adult-education program housed inside two DPS campuses – and an educational opportunities information booth inside the Denver Mexican Consulate.
“If there is an opportunity for us to come together around a shared set of values, now is the time,” Boasberg said.
Listen to interviews with EDUCA and Denver Mexican Consulate representatives on educadps.org.