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How Collaboration Can Save the Colorado River

A coalition of Gates Family Foundation partners in conservation are working together to fix local ranchers’ irrigation problems while also improving river and wildlife habitat on the Upper Colorado River. Hear the story straight from the pen of Paul Bruchez, a Kremmling rancher who sees the innovative project as a way to marry the interests of his family’s livelihood and his personal interests in river health and conservation.

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A Collective Approach to Recruiting Teachers of Color for Denver Schools

Research suggests that diverse teachers can better serve diverse students. Yet while 75% of Denver Public Schools’ (DPS) students are students of color, only 25% of its teachers are educators of color.

In its pilot year, Make Your Mark — with leadership from the Denver Mayor’s Office for Children and Families, collaboration with DPS and eight local charter school operators, and support from a coalition of funders including the Gates Family Foundation — is taking a collective approach to address this human capital dilemma.