Community Strong, St. Vrain Valley Schools

Community Strong is an online platform and team focused on building and strengthening connections to small businesses, corporate entities, and industry leaders. Community Strong makes it easy for organizations to partner with SVVSD schools.


Couragion – Capstones & Project-Based Learning

Couragion offers inclusive work-based learning experiences which improve students’ STEM career literacy through a variety of self-reflective & skill-building activities. Couragion’s curriculum reflects current workforce demands while establishing relevance to K-12 STEM classwork, providing students a framework to envision their bright futures.

Medical Career Collaborative

The Medical Career Collaborative is a partnership between Children’s Hospital Colorado and Denver Health propels students towards careers in healthcare through hands-on experiences and professional development opportunities. It is a two-year program, with activities taking place at both Denver Health and Children’s Hospital Colorado. Students are eligible for a paid internship during the fall, spring, or summer of their junior year. …

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DPS CareerConnect

Denver Public Schools (DPS) CareerConnect is a comprehensive program that pairs industry-focused classroom instruction with work-based learning opportunities at the middle and high school level. CareerConnect career pathways provide opportunities for students to take college courses and earn industry certifications related to Colorado’s fastest-growing, highest-opportunity industries.  DPS CareerConnect is seeking business partners interested in engaging …

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CareerWise Colorado Apprenticeship Program

CareerWise Colorado is a business-led nonprofit implementing statewide, three-year modern youth apprenticeships for high school students. This year, the program launched its second cohort of over 120 new apprentices in Denver, Eagle County, and Grand Junction. CareerWise apprentices split their time between their traditional high school classroom and the workplace. They earn a wage while receiving hands-on experience …

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Pinnacol Assurance Apprenticeship Program

Pinnacol Assurance, in partnership with CareerWise Colorado, has hosted a cohort of over 20 apprentices from Denver Public Schools since 2017. Their apprentices support 23 work teams–primarily in claims, underwriting, customer service, and information technology–and the company already sees a return on its investment through apprentices’ support of daily operations. 

Falcon Tech – P-Tech Program

Falcon Tech at Skyline High School in the St. Vrain Valley district partners with IBM and the Front Range Community College to help students earn their high school diploma as well as an Associates of Applied Science degree in Computer Information Systems (CIS) at no cost. The program includes significant internship and mentorship opportunities with IBM, giving students a head start in …

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Early College at Northglenn STEM

Early College at Northglenn STEM in the Adams 12 Five Star district partners with CenturyLink and Front Range Community College to help students earn their high school diploma as well as an associate degree in Computer Information Systems (CIS) at no cost. In addition to mentoring, job shadowing, internships, and pre-apprenticeships, students also earn an Application Specialist Certificate during their …

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