In the early days of the pandemic, many child care centers and other educational institutions temporarily shut down, while essential workers, particularly in the health care industry, desperately needed care for their own children. Countless early childhood educators lost their jobs in the closures, yet centers that remained open to care for the children of essential workers faced significant staff shortages. But how to fill these diverse and dispersed needs, especially during a public health crisis?
As the nation celebrates the class of 2020 and the resilience of graduates during a worldwide pandemic, it can be easy to forget that some students face huge challenges to high school graduation even in “normal” times. Living in foster care can make school feel like a perpetual marathon. In Jefferson County, a program called Fostering Opportunities helps them cross the finish line.
The Colorado Evaluation and Action Lab, in collaboration with Colorado Governor Jared Polis, the Colorado Department of Public Safety, Colorado Department of Human Services, Colorado Department of Corrections, is proud to co-host the Colorado Criminal Justice Forum.
The Colorado Evaluation and Action Lab, the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver, and the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver jointly invite you to attend two speaking engagements with a national leader in the data visualization field, Jonathan Schwabish of the Urban Institute (www.urban.org) and PolicyViz (www.policyviz.com).