Former Seeds of Hope Recipient Gives Back

Ray Young is a long-time friend of Seeds of Hope. Some readers may remember him from the multiple times he spoke at Seeds of Hope events. Since his time as a student in the Archdiocese of Denver, Ray has grown into an even more devoted young man on a mission to give back and share…

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St. John the Baptist Student Learns English and Excels

Young Ariel started her educational career speaking almost no English; her parents are first-generation immigrants from Mexico. The family chose to send their children to the local public school where Ariel was placed in a transitional Spanish classroom. It wasn’t long, though, before Ariel’s parents became disturbed by the frightening behavior and activity that they…

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One “Yes” to Catholic Education Converts Many

Emily was only in first grade when she told her grandparents that she wanted to be baptized. An eighth grader at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic STEM School, Emily is a shining example of the impact that Catholic education can have on individuals, their families, and their communities. Emily’s grandparents wanted her to have the…

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Teacher marks 46 years in Denver Catholic schools

Maureen Kraus has been teaching in Denver Catholic schools for 46 years. She began her teaching career at St. Bernadette’s, where she stayed for 13 years. She then moved to Shrine of St. Anne Catholic school, where she remains to this day, teaching 6th grade. Kraus was never a stranger to the Catholic school system.…

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It Takes a Village

It’s easy to take things for granted. It’s easy to forget the resources that many of us have at our disposal, including family and friends. When in need, most of us know we have someone to turn to for assistance or even a simple listening ear. But not everyone has that. Hellen Yokwe was in…

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Gearing up

“Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will not enter the Kingdom of heaven. Whoever becomes humble like this child is the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven. And whoever receives one child such as this in my name receives me.” Matthew 18: 3-5 Incredibly beautiful art. Skinned knees.…

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God guiding us

Seeds of Hope was blessed to recently receive the inspiring story below. We are happy the family agreed to allow us to share it! Thank your for asking us to share our story! We currently have two children attending St. Bernadette Catholic School, Nevea (8 years old) and Jeremiah (7 years old). We have had…

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Living generosity

As we make our way to Holy Week, what has been heartening in this, my first Lenten season with Seeds of Hope, is what I have witnessed more than anything when it comes to our schools: giving. One of the most humbling acts of generosity came from the stewardship committee of one of our larger…

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Outcomes and paying it forward

In a recent meeting with a foundation that is considering making a grant to Seeds of Hope, the wonderfully personable and likeable foundation executive said, “What our board really wants to see is organizations killing it on outcomes.” This statement came to mind when I was touring Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School with the…

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Get some joy – tour a school!

Now that the thrills and excitement of the Advent and holiday season have passed (God Bless the UPS and USPS drivers we wore out via our online shopping!), the NFL playoffs trudge on with the Broncos as bystanders, car windows need scraping because of outside temperatures and a sense of the mundane creeps back into…

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