Archives for May 2015

Bright by Three Partners with PASO Program

PASO Bright Buzz 05-2015 2Bright by Three works with over 700 partner agencies all over the state of Colorado to deliver our kits of evidence-based materials to parents and caregivers of children aged 0-3.

One of our newest partners is the Providers Advancing School Outcomes (PASO) program, which is part of Colorado Statewide Parent Coalition. The new partnership with PASO enables Bright by Three to reach more families of Latino origin in the Aurora, Lafayette, Longmont, and Boulder areas.

PASO’s purpose is to provide professional development in early childhood education to Latino Family, Friend and Neighbor child care providers in order to “promote school readiness for Latino children, birth to 5 years old and to prevent the achievement gap between Latino and non-Latino children before they enter Kindergarten.”

PASO’s Program Trainers, referred to as “Proveedoras” or “Providers,” visit the homes of caregivers to answer questions and discuss how to apply their training to the care and education the caregivers are providing to the children. The goal is to ensure children are cared for in the most nurturing, educational environment possible.

Forty of PASO providers will deliver Bright by Three’s program materials to the families they work with. Bright by Three is thrilled to be working with such an incredible organization that is helping to bridge the achievement gap between Latino and non-Latino children in Colorado.

To learn more about the work PASO is doing in Colorado communities, visit coparentcoalition.org/paso.

If you are interested in becoming a partner agency of Bright by Three, or if you have ideas of potential partners we should approach, please contact Jennifer Cajina-Grigsby at jennifer@bb3.org.

We need volunteers!

Volunteers Bright Buzz 05-2015Looking for meaningful volunteer work? Bright by Three offers opportunities to work with families and support our program including delivering home visits, collecting donated items for our upcoming silent auction, conducting follow-up calls and doing other administrative work.

All volunteer opportunities are flexible to fit your schedule. Don’t see yourself in any of the current volunteer roles but want to support Colorado’s youngest children? Call us! Together, we can develop the perfect volunteer experience for your interests and availability.

Here are Bright by Three’s top volunteer needs:

Community Visitor
Community Visitors works coach parents and caregivers to help them support the healthy development of very young children through use of Bright by Three’s research-based materials. Visitors deliver Bright by Three’s story books, learning games, parent handbooks, and resources in one-on-one, small group, or large group settings.

Required Skills: Basic computer skills, love for children, Spanish-language skills a plus.

Silent Auction Outreach
Working closely with our Events Manager, this volunteer will help solicit donated items for the 2015 Goodnight Moon Gala silent auction. This year’s event will celebrate Bright by Three’s 20th anniversary at the Seawell Grand Ballroom on Saturday, November 14. In addition to auction item outreach, volunteers can also assist with sponsorship procurement and a variety of day-of-event activities.

Required Skills: Good communication skills, organized, team-oriented.

Call Center & Customer Service Associate
Call Center & Customer Service Associates support our program operations and evaluation. Specifically, they conduct data entry, perform phone surveys with program participants, and call program participants to schedule program visits. This is an excellent opportunity to prepare for employment through hands-on experience in a call center, using the latest in call center technology.

Required Skills: Good communication skills, basic computer skills, friendly, personable, organized, Spanish-language skills a plus.

To sign up or for more volunteer opportunities, visit brightbythree.org/volunteer.

 

Save the Date: 20th Anniversary Goodnight Moon Gala on Nov. 14

Gala Save the Date Bright Buzz 05-2015Mark your calendar for the celebration of a milestone! For 20 years Bright by Three (formerly Bright Beginnings) has been helping parents and other loving caregivers of children aged 0-3. That makes this year’s 20th Anniversary Goodnight Moon Gala more special than ever.

We invite you to participate in a festive evening with donors, volunteers, partners and colleagues who have played an important role in the growth and development of Bright by Three since our founding in 1995.

This year’s event will take place on Saturday, November 14 at the Seawell Grand Ballroom. An evening featuring very special honorees Dr. Steve Berman and Dr. Christopher Ott will celebrate the past, present and future of Bright by Three.

Entertainment will be provided by the live band HomeSlice and the event will be emceed by Emmy award-winning journalist and CBS4 News anchor Jim Benemann.

Saturday, November 14, 2015
6:30-7:30 Cocktails and Silent Auction
7:30-9:00 Dinner and Live Auction
9:00-11:00 Dessert and dancing

Seawell Grand Ballroom
Denver Center for the Performing Arts
511 16th Street | Denver, CO 80202

RSVP and learn more at brightbythree.org/gala.