Equity, Culture and Community Engagement
Welcome to the Department of Equity, Culture and Community Engagement!
We are honored to support Cherry Creek Schools’ mission: to inspire every student to think, to learn, to achieve and to care. We do this by:
- Supporting academic success of all students
- Fostering a culture of equity and inclusion
- Engaging with the community to produce positive outcomes for all students
Equity work has been a part of Cherry Creek Schools for more than three decades, and we are grateful to carry on the legacy to ensure all students succeed.
CCSD In the News
Colorado Black Caucus of School Board Directors honors Jasper Armstrong
The Colorado Black Caucus of School Board Directors recently honored Jasper Armstrong for his outstanding contributions and dedication to CCSD and its students. Armstrong received the 2023 Education Champion Award and was nominated by Cherry Creek School Board Director Janice McDonald, who recognized Armstrong’s hard work and dedication to the students, staff, and community.
CCSD students learn about cultures and history through Mizel Museum partnership
More than 8,000 students have traveled through space and time to learn more about where we are today through a set of educational programs brought to classrooms by the Mizel Museum in Denver, thanks to special funding.
Diverse Village East community celebrates Black History Month
Families of many races and ethnicities turned out for Village East's third cultural event of the school year. “The goal of these events is to go deeper in our understanding and knowledge of the heritage we’re celebrating,” Principal Mia Robinson explained.
Summer Leadership Academy students reflect on lessons
This past summer, students from across the district came together to experience the first Summer Leadership Academy (SLA), a program designed to empower students with skills like conflict resolution, communication, collaboration and more. This program, funded by the Cherry Creek Schools Foundation, also includes a class-based component this semester. Two students from the program, Issa Zavala and Jay Dreger, shared some of what they learned from this valuable experience.
Village East Elementary celebrates togetherness with Community Feast
"This is about bringing our entire Village East community together to have one meal together to honor and appreciate each other during the holidays,” said Village East Principal Mia Robinson.