News & Media

Equitas Contributes to Legislative Wins

Jun 28 2017

In late 2016, Governor John Hickenlooper formed a Mental Health Holds Task Force to create better practices when responding to behavioral health crises in the community. By converging both Equitas’ Colorado Course Corrections Summit and the Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, the task force agreed on a statewide priority of reforming the use […]

Last week in Denver: The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

Jun 20 2017

The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (GLR) returned to its home-base in Denver last week. Established in June 2012, the GLR campaign was founded with the coveted title of All-America City, with 124 communities signing on as Charter Members of the GLR Community Network. Last week, June 13-14, the 2017 Funders Huddle gathered local, state, and […]

Jonathan Merage Receives Media Attention

Jun 15 2017

Jonathan Merage was featured in the recognized magazine Weatherwise in April of this year. Kimbra Cutlip, freelance writer for the magazine, sought out Jonathan due to the unique story behind his philanthropy. Unlike the other foundations under the Merage Foundations umbrella, Jonathan chose to focus on projects that researched severe storms and found ways to […]

ELV Honors Kids’ Castle

May 24 2017

Early Learning Ventures (ELV) is proud to announce that one of their partner sites, Kids’ Castle Child Care, received a Level 5 rating from Colorado Shines last week. With Level 5 being the highest rating that Colorado Shines gives child care centers, this is quite an accomplishment. Colorado Shines Quality Rating & Improvement System (QRIS) […]