The Recovery Summer Coalition is composed of Colorado organizations that work on behalf of children and through direct programming or focused actions and advocacy. Led by the Colorado Education Initiative and Early Milestones Colorado, the Coalition was formed in February 2021 to develop channels of support for a targeted response to the short- and long-term impacts to student learning and social and emotional needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The group’s focus and expertise intentionally ranges from early childhood through high school. Many members of this group are direct service providers working in child care centers, schools, and districts, who know from first-hand experience what children and families need most. We prioritize and champion strategies that take a whole-child approach and encourage collaboration throughout the community. View the 2021 Recovery Summer grantees
The Coalition and its members are prepared to work hand-in-hand with state and local government, education leadership, and programs to propose how an influx of federal funds can be leveraged for an equity-focused Recovery Summer. Statewide research has revealed urgent recovery needs for children from pre-kindergarten through high school. The Coalition aims to address these needs with fun, engaging programs that have embedded support for social-emotional development..