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
Students in the Leadership Academy at Cherry Creek Schools recently presented to the Aurora branch of the NAACP on what they had learned from being part of the program. Savannah Johnson, Kalil Houston, Leana Gaafar, Brandon Cobb, Jr., and Laila Jozefkowicz shared some of the lessons learned and why the program matters.
Parents and family members recently gathered in the ILC at Heritage Elementary to celebrate the winter season with their students at a special concert, with a little help from Mountain Sound Music Therapy. The program was brought to life by special education teachers Nicole Lee and Nicole Johnson.
Students at Horizon Community Middle School are taking a lead role in combating racism within their school.
This past summer, Cherry Creek Schools students and staff came together for the second year of the Summer Leadership Academy (SLA), a program launched to create community among students and invite them to help find solutions to gun violence in the Denver and Aurora communities. This month, those students participated in a transition ceremony to honor their journey to the next level.