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STRIVE Preparatory Schools

STRIVE Prep welcomes every child to define a future full of possibilities, regardless of their background or previous academic achievements. We rely on our supporters to ensure we meet the needs of every STRIVE Prep student and provide the additional support and quality services which set us apart.

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Staff

Part Time Staff:
5
Full Time Staff:
497
Contract Staff:
0
Volunteers Annually:
100
Retention Rate:
82%

Chris Gibbons, CEO/Executive Director
Start Date: 2006

Prior to founding STRIVE Prep in 2006, Chris taught students in another charter school network and later directed Denver Summerbridge (now a part of the Breakthrough Collaborative). Chris is a graduate of The Broad Academy and the Building Excellent Schools Fellowship and was a 2015 Pahara-Aspen Education Fellow. He served as the Co-Chair of the Denver Public Schools (DPS) Collaborative Council. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Yale University and a Master of Education from Regis University. Chris speaks fluent Spanish.

Kristin Levine, Chief Academic Officer
Start Date: 2017

Kristin became the first person in her family to graduate from college when she earned her bachelor's degree from Northwestern University in 2006. A Teach for America alumna and former teacher, Kristin founded her own school as the founding principal of Great Oaks Charter School in New York City. For the past two and a half years, Kristin has led STRIVE Prep's s curriculum and academic programming. Kristin completed her Master in Education at Bank Street College and her Master of Educational Leadership at Columbia University.

Josh Devon, Chief Financial and Operations Officer
Start Date: 2012

Josh holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the Stern School of Business at New York University. Josh has spent his career working for a multi-national start-up, a Fortune 500 company, and various public sector organizations in a variety of financial capacities. In his seventh year at STRIVE Prep, Josh oversees all aspects of finance, operations, and technology.

Boards

Board Type:
Local
Meetings per Year:
7
Term Length:
3
Term Limit:
3
Total # of Board Members:
15
Clients on Board:
Yes
# of Client Board Members:
3

Board Demographics:

Female:
9
Male:
6
Transgender Female:
0
Transgender Male:
0
Gender Other:
0

Black or African American:
3
Asian:
0
White:
8
Hispanic or Latino:
4
Multiracial:
0
American Indian or Alaska Native:
0
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander:
0
Other Ethnicities:
0

Average Number of Years Current Board Members Have Served on Board

3

Attendance Percentage for Board Meetings

71%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute Dollars

100%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute In-Kind

5%

Percentage of Board Members that have Completeted the Colorado Secretary of State's Nonprofit Board Member Course:

0%

Nonprofit completed the Colorado Nonprofit Association's Excellence in Principles & Practices Recognition Program?

No

Committees

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