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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Standing Among Patriots

It was certainly not as dramatic, perilous or historic, but I could not help but feel a little like I was alongside a band of brothers (and sisters) staring down the British Army in the movie “The Patriot” as I was standing among of all of our school principals at the monthly Office of Catholic…

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Budding student challenged at St. Catherine’s

Family grateful for Adopt-a-Student support   Sofia’s teachers at St. Catherine of Siena School saw a pattern—the budding student was a quick learner and ahead of her classmates. “Her teachers then started tailoring her assignments and pushing her academically,” said the 2nd-grader’s mother, Jessica Lopez. “Sofie is a great learner and smart. I really appreciated…

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Denver Catholic: Four questions for new Seeds of Hope head

The following story was published by the Denver Catholic on July 26, 2017. Jay Clark brings wealth of successful for- and nonprofit leadership to role by Roxanne King/Denver Catholic On June 30, Seeds of Hope Charitable Trust got a new executive director. Jay Clark, 53, who has worked in communications in both for- and nonprofit…

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