Economic Literacy Colorado

The Colorado Council for Economic Education is now Economic Literacy Colorado! While our name has changed our mission has not. We continue to work each day to ensure that all Colorado students acquire the fundamental economic and personal finance skills to be successful throughout their lives.

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General Information

General
Official Name
Colorado Council for Economic Education​​​​​​​
DBA/Trade Name(s)
Economic Literacy Colorado
Former Name(s)
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Acronym
CCEE is now EconLitColorado
Date Established
1971
Offers Additional Colorado State Tax Credit
None
Tax ID
84-0646077
Addresses
Headquarters Address
3443 South Galena
Suite 190
Denver, CO 80231
Colorado Location
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Mailing Address
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Phone/Fax
Main Phone Number
303-752-2323
Fax Number
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Other Phone Number
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Web/Email
Email
mailto:Info@econlitco.org
Website
econlitco.org/
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Mission Statement

Ensure that all Colorado students acquire the economic and financial knowledge they need to make informed decisions as producers and consumers, employees and entrepreneurs, and citizens of our free enterprise system.


We accomplish this mission by providing economic and personal finance education through professional development programs and classroom resources delivered to teachers, schools and school districts.

Organization History

Economic Literacy Colorado (formerly Colorado Council for Economic Education) is the only Colorado nonprofit dedicated to year-round economic and personal financial literacy (PFL) professional development for K-12 teachers. Incorporated in 1971, when Governor John Love recognized a gap between what Colorado students were learning about our economic system and what they needed to know to become successful participants in our economy. In 1976 Economic Literacy Colorado began offering professional development classes to teachers with the mission to empower Colorado students to achieve a lifetime of economic understanding and financial freedom.

By 1980, EconLit Colorado had developed a partnership with the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) to establish a Center for Economic Education in the UCCS Economics Department. The Center, run by UCCS Economics Department professors with a designated Center Director, collaborates with CCEE to develop continuing education accredited classes for K-12 teachers that are taught by UCCS or UCCS-approved professors.

The Stock Market Experience™ (SME) was added in 2008 enhancing EconLit Colorado's curriculum with stock market education and a direct connection to Colorado students. In 2013 EconLit Colorado created an online program for elementary teachers to gain new insights into teaching PFL, Teaching Personal Financial Literacy in Elementary Grades. In 46 years of business, EconLit Colorado has educated tens of thousands of Colorado teachers in economics and PFL through professional development classes, workshops, online programs, and district trainings - most of which have been and continue to be accredited by UCCS.

Testimonials

"I was given very little by my school district to be able to teach PFL and Econ to my students. The materials and skills I received today allow me to be a confident teacher in these topics." Zachary Norman, Green Acres Elementary School, Fort Morgan

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"I appreciate the combination of economic background/content with hands-on activities that I can take back to my school and use right away with my students." Pam Davidson, Fort Collins High School;

"I have never been disappointed when attending Economic Literacy Colorado classes - they are well worth giving up a Saturday. I always come out of class excited about learning and teaching economics." Kayla Thomason, Coal Ridge Middle School, Firestone

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"Economic Literacy Colorado classes make me think, make me smarter, and improve my instruction - every single course, and today's was no different." Suzette Phillips, Cherokee Trail High School, Aurora

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"Phenomenal instructors, ready-to-use activities for students, lots of up-to-date knowledge. Information has multi-subject uses, at all grade levels. Economics brings all subjects together!" Andrea Jimenez, Holy Trinity Academy, Trinidad

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"Economic Literacy Colorado has been instrumental in changing the economics program at Cheyenne Mountain High School. With EconLitCo's help, every CMHS student graduates with, at the very least, a basic understanding of the core principles of economics. About 40% further their study of economics and take advanced placement!" Jeff Kenefsky, Cheyenne Mountain High School, Cheyenne Mountain School District 12

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