By the year 2020, 74% of jobs in Denver will require a post-secondary degree or certificate. However, less than half of current Denver residents 25 years and older have a bachelor’s degree or higher. Many young people believe that college is not financially possible or fail to complete their degrees because of financial, social, and academic pressures.
In November 2018, Denver voters passed a dedicated funding stream for college access and success programs through a sales tax increase, thereby creating the Denver College Success Corporation (DCSC).
The DCSC reimburses nonprofits for a percentage of the tuition grants and support services they provide to Denver students. We’re thrilled to see such a positive initiative in a community that means so much to us and honored to qualify as recipients for the funding.