Giving Back

Academic, emotional, and nutritional support for school-aged children in affordable housing developments.

Faced with in-person learning being suspended as a result of Covid 19, the need for a socially safe learning environment became necessary. Drawing on my years as a teacher and home-schooling experience and as a business leader, I orchestrated a series of neighborhood webinars to survey parents and introduced the idea of creating small, grade-level groups for socially safe educational experiences.

Successfully moving students through the academic year, Pop-Up Learning Pods by Clayton Academy, LLC has evolved into ongoing Delwest Community Support Pods (DCSP). This privately funded program now provides academic, emotional, and nutritional support to school-aged children in affordable housing developments.

Delwest was the first affordable housing developer in Colorado to establish and sustain on-site educational support pods for any school-aged child in their buildings.

> Virtual classroom teachers and in-person students

> Providing 2 daily meals to student participants

> Sponsor partnerships for academic programming

> Partnering with Westminster School systems to support summer reading program

> Providing employment opportunities for building residents and parents

> Supported both the virtual classroom teacher and the in-person student


Community

“Faced with in-person learning being suspended because of Covid-19, the need for a socially safe learning environment became necessary. Drawing on my years as a classroom teacher, experience home-schooling my own children and years in sales and marketing, I introduced the idea of creating small, grade-level groups for socially safe educational experiences (aka learning pods). This idea evolved into Pop-Up Learning Pods by Clayton Academy, LLC, the first of its kind, learning environment for the under-funded school-age population.”

– Amy Elizabeth