Photo: Female elementary education teacher candidate reads to a diverse class of 2nd graders sitting on floor.


Grow your own educators and double your gift!

The “Rural Colorado Grow Your Own Educator” grant program through the Colorado Department of Higher Education will provide a one-to-one match for every dollar raised, up to $500,000 annually. These funds will be used to provide support to teacher candidates during their yearlong, unpaid student-teaching fellowship when it is virtually impossible to work another job.

Rural School Teaching Fellows who agree to student teach in one of our local schools receive a $10,000 stipend and priority access for a job in one of our rural school districts. In 2018 every CMC graduating fellow was offered a position in a CMC serving district.

Your gift of $5K will provide $10K in support of a newly credentialed, quality educator in your rural community.

For more information on how to contribute to teacher education stipends, please contact:
Seth Goddard, Director of Development