The goal is to have a fellow corps that reflects the diversity and experiences of
our students.

Student Quote picture from Centennial DLF 5 Diversity Statement

Denver Fellows seeks to attract educational leaders committed to a year of service in order to eliminate opportunity gaps and provide students with access to small group instruction in math and literacy. We value team members from all races, ethnicities, economic backgrounds, sexual orientations, genders, physical abilities, political and religious beliefs. Fellows work directly with students every day and in the small group context and have an incredible opportunity to get to know individual students in order to build influential mentoring relationships to motivate and support student growth.

Increasing the diversity of our fellow corps and team is critical to our ability to close opportunity gaps and provide a high quality experience for our students. We work to foster a culture of inclusiveness in our daily interactions as team members and with students in a way that values individual contributions, opinions and experiences.  We believe that a culture of inclusivity empowers the creative capacity of each individual that is born from their distinct life experiences.

We value each individual who commits to a service year with Denver Fellows and is a member of our team working toward a common mission and vision. At the same time, we place a particular emphasis on a fellow corps and team that reflects the racial and economic backgrounds of the students we serve.

In terms of race we place significant focus on ensuring the representation of Latino and African American individuals given that more than 90% of the students we serve share these backgrounds.

We emphasize corps and team member diversity in order to increase our positive impact on students and student outcomes.

39% OF THE 2017-2018 FELLOW COHORT IDENTIFY AS PEOPLE OF COLOR COMPARED TO 17% OF OUR NEW HIRES 4 YEARS AGO

2017-2018 Diversity of Fellow Cohort

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     2013-2014 Diversity of New Hires              2016-2017 Diversity of New Hires

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46% OF THE PROGRAM TEAM (FELLOW COORDINATORS AND CENTRAL SUPPORT) IDENTIFY AS PEOPLE OF COLOR

Current Diversity of Program Team

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Our Diverse Student Population

Our constant effort to close the achievement gap by expanding opportunity and access to math tutorials as part of the school day means that we embrace, celebrate and value the diversity of our students and staff. The majority of the students we serve are Hispanic and African American and our goal is to have a math fellow corps that reflects the diversity and experiences of our students.

Our students…

  • Speak 130 different languages, and 35% are designated as English-language learners
  • 39% speak Spanish as their primary language
  • Were born in 150 different countries
  • 72% of our students qualify for free and reduced lunch
  • 11% are students with disabilities

(Source: http://communications.dpsk12.org/facts.html)

“The combination of strong core instruction and small group targeted instruction delivered by highly trained Math Fellows has been powerful in closing achievement gaps.” –K8 Principal

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Our Mission

Our mission is to close the opportunity gap by providing small group math & literacy instruction for our highest need students in order to accelerate their academic growth in preparation for college and career.


Relay Graduate School of Education

Denver Fellows and Relay Graduate School of Education partner to offer a select group of Fellow Residents teacher preparation, licensure and a Masters of Education.

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Employers of National Service

Denver Fellows is a proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network and Employers of National Service.

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