Supporting Centennial BOCES to Implement Project READY
Centennial BOCES (CBOCES), home to the state’s largest Migrant Education Program, provides educational services and opportunities to school districts across northern Colorado to support both small and large school districts in partnering on innovation. With funding support from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Funds (RISE) and implementation support from the Colorado Lab, CBOCES is addressing many of the pandemic-caused education, economic, social, and health challenges that have affected so many students, families, schools, and districts, especially in rural communities.
Through the creation of Project READY (Resources for Education and Development for Youth), CBOCES is taking a community-based, comprehensive response to building extended learning opportunities for migrant families. Their approach consists of three interconnected initiatives born out of community needs and centered on forming connections:
The Colorado Lab supports CBOCES to sustain implementation of these efforts, including:
CBOCES and the Colorado Lab are co-developing a brief on the processes and strategies used to cultivate effective community partnerships, highlighting the model of Project READY to bring together migrant education programs and local organizations to build robust programs that serve the community. A guide is also being co-developed, featuring an “organizing framework” to support ongoing implementation for the READY for School program. These resources and lessons learned through this innovative approach will be shared with stakeholders across the state later this year.
If you have questions, please contact Dr. Lauren Gase to learn more.