"Since 1998, cityWILD has engaged in a bold effort to bring the typically exclusive world of outdoor experiential education to a broad, inclusive audience. Our comprehensive, tuition-free programs promote themes of personal empowerment, leadership, and community participation while motivating participants to reach their full potential at school, at home, and in their communities.cityWILD’s mission is to engage youth in experiential learning opportunities that boldly address issues of inequity in education, economic opportunity, and access to the outdoors."
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Goodwill is an integral part of WCA, as they help support some of the programs, such as Entrepreneurship.
"Goodwill provides education, career development, and employment opportunities to help Coloradans in need achieve self-sufficiency, dignity, and hope through the Power of Work."
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Family and Community Engagement
"Family and Community Engagement (FACE) fosters school communities that are educated, engaged and empowered to share the responsibility in creating thriving schools where Every Child Succeeds."
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"Operation HOPE, Inc. has been “Empowering Denver’s Next Generation” since 2006. Focused on harnessing the economic energy of youth, the Mile High City is a leader in the America 2020 initiative. "
"Prodigy Coffee is a little gem in the heart of the West Village. Our focus is on great coffee delivered with respectful service. We are an espresso bar with a long-standing passion for coffee. We also offer a selection of pastries from the best bakers in NYC."
Prodigy Coffee works with WCA and the Dub Café to bring great tasting coffee and a job where students can learn various skills, such as brewing coffee, customer service, cleaning a coffee machine, and more.
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By working together, we can achieve more than by working alone. At West Career Academy we believe strongly in the power of collaboration. Robust partnerships with between schools and community groups increase learning opportunities and enrich the academic process. We are privileged to work alongside partners in support of helping every student reach their highest potential at WCA. Our current partners include:
The mission of Operation HOPE, Inc. (HOPE) is silver rights empowerment, making free enterprise work for everyone. Operation HOPE accomplish this through work on the ground as the nonprofit private banker for the working poor, the underserved and struggling middle class. They achieve their mission by being the best-in-class provider of financial literacy empowerment for youth, financial capability for communities, and ultimately, financial dignity for all.
See more at: http://www.operationhope.org/aboutus#sthash.0cUWDyFX.dpuf
AmeriCorps works collaboratevely with WCA to help increase student attendance by a minimum of 2%. AmeriCorps members work on service projects within a student caseload to help decrese the acheievement gap and increase attendnace by working diligently with students on a one on one basis and also assisting with basic tutoring needs.
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Goodwill Industries of Denver
Goodwill has an extensive high school career development program that assists teens in formulating a career path prior to graduation from high school. Goodwill industries works on finding meaningful internships, and job readiness skills to ensure our students at WCA are ready to enter the workforce.
Youth on Record
Youth on Record is committed to bringing empowerment and behavior modification through music to youth in Colorado. Each year, more than 500 participate in courses in Colorado high schools and youth treatment centers provided by Youth on Record. At WCA, Youth on Record offers 2 for-credit courses:
Strength Through Collaboration By working together, we can achieve more than by working alone. At West Career Academy we believe strongly in the power of collaboration. Robust partnerships with between schools and community groups increase learning opportunities and enrich the academic process. We are privileged to work alongside partners in support of helping every student reach their highest potential at WCA. Our current partners include:
Colorado Youth For a Change
The mission of Colorado Youth For a Change is to solve the dropout crisis in Colorado through thoughtful partnerships, early intervention, late intervention and an expansion of school options. Colorado Youth for a Change helps students get back on track and graduate with either their high school diploma or GED.
Community College of Denver
In an effort to close the achievement gap for low-income and minority students, Community College of Denver works closely with Denver Public Schools and metro-area school districts with a goal of increasing high school retention, graduation, college-going and persistence with a focus on under-prepared, underserved urban students.
West Denver Network
West Denver Network schools are a diverse group of schools that includes five schools funded by federal turnaround dollars, three schools in the Lincoln Collaborative and two schools undergoing transformation.