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The TeleTech Community Foundation (TTCF) has a long history of partnering with organizations that are devoted to innovation in education. This work reaches beyond our organization and into our communities. Take a look at our partnerships below to learn how we are improving education across the globe.
In 2013, TTCF committed to a three-year partnership with University Preparatory (U Prep) School in Denver through the Denver Public School Foundation School Partners Program. As part of the partnership, we have provided substantial financial and volunteer support in a variety of areas. In particular, we have made significant technology enhancements by donating 60 iPads, which our information technology staff has configured with Spatial-Temporal (ST) Math, and have introduced 10 interactive Smartboards into classrooms.
TTCF has additionally supported the school's first library, a Book Trust fundraising drive, reading campaigns, science lab enhancements, school uniform purchases, curriculum expansion, teacher appreciation luncheons, teacher meeting spaces and more.
Our employees also bring the Spirit of the Season event to more than 600 U Prep students and families during the holiday season every year. Since 2009, our employees have decided to forgo a company holiday party and give back to the community. During the event, our employees deliver warm meals, wrapped gifts, arts and crafts, games and a special visit from Santa. Watch this video of our 2013 Spirit of the Season event .
Through our 10-year commitment with the Denver Art Museum (DAM), we are enhancing the arts experience for thousands of children and families in the community. The current TeleTech-sponsored Just for Fun center at the DAM provides children with a dedicated space to enjoy hands-on art activities. Building with blocks, creating pieces of art based on famous architect sketches and dressing up in ancient Egyptian costumes are just a few of the many activities that can be found at the center. By providing engaging experiences for children and families, the center aligns directly with TTCF’s mission of education innovation.
The Denver School of Technology and Science (DSST) is a network of six high performing middle and high school charter schools in the Denver Public School (DPS) district. The schools currently serve more than 2,700 students with plans to expand to over 6,000 students by 2020. In the past three years, DSST has been recognized for operating the highest performing middle schools and high schools in DPS. It also has four out of the top five secondary schools in Denver in combined growth and proficiency.
In addition to financial support, we have provided significant expertise in human capital and information technology consulting, enabling DSST to successfully plan for its expansion over the next few years. By partnering with DSST, TTCF is advancing the schools’ mission of preparing underserved students in the Denver community for college.
Founded in 2006 as West Denver Prep, STRIVE Preparatory (STRIVE Prep) is a Denver-based network of tuition-free, college preparatory charter schools. STRIVE Prep, which is part of DPS, serves 2,300 students from sixth to tenth grade across eight schools, with approximately 90 percent of its students identifying as students of color and 90 percent of them qualifying for reduced or free lunches. In 2013, STRIVE Prep ranked among the top schools in Denver with three of its schools receiving recognition as the district’s highest “Distinguished” rating, and four of them earning a “Meets Expectations” rating. In addition to these accomplishments, STRIVE Prep comprised five of the top 14 secondary schools in the city. TTCF has been a proud supporter and partner of STRIVE Prep, providing financial support for a number of technology initiatives, as they continue their planned growth in the DPS district.
TTCF has partnered with Book Trust, a national nonprofit, to help children develop a passion for reading. Through this partnership, we have purchased over 3,000 books for more than 300 kindergarteners and first grade students at two elementary schools. Our employees continue to promote literacy by donating to the Book Trust organization and reading to students once a month.
Following the devastation of the Haiti earthquake in 2010, more than 5,000 of our employees, clients, and family members volunteered to staff MTV's Hope for Haiti telethon. Together we handled more than 80,000 calls, collecting global donations that contributed to the highest grossing telethon in history. In response to this effort, TTCF has partnered with Hope for Haiti, a U.S.-based organization committed to providing Haitian children access to a quality education. Additionally, TTCF has funded the reconstruction of the Dominique Savio School in Port-au-Prince, which serves 500 students from some of the most underserved communities in Haiti.