ABOUT US

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Special Education Support Across the US

Under IDEA, a network of organizations exists across the United States to train and inform parents about special education and other topics related to having a child with special needs, called Parent Training and Information Centers and Community Parent Resource Centers.  

The THRIVE Center is a federally mandated Community Parent Resource Center (CPRC).  In line with this designation, the THRIVE Center actually used the name "Denver Metro Community Parent Resource Center" in its first 10 years of existence.

HOW

(our history)

The THRIVE Center was originally founded in 2006, when Colorado was granted funds for a Community Parent Resource Center to serve families with children with disabilities. 

At the time, current Executive Director, Yvette Plummer Burkhalter, was working as a Parent Advisor and Community Outreach Coordinator at the Colorado PEAK Center.  She is a founding member of the THRIVE Center.

WHY

(our purpose)

The THRIVE Center exists to provide parents  with information and training about disabilities; parent and children's rights under the IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) and other relevant laws; and resources in the Denver Metro area.

WHO

(our staff)

The THRIVE Center staff provides information and skills by educating parents through advising calls, trainings, workshops, collaborating with other agencies, and a comprehensive offering of resources through our website and bi-monthly e-blasts.

How we did it

Why we do it

Who gets it done

 

OUR STAFF

Yvette Plummer Burkhalter

Executive Director

Alissa Scharpen, MPH

Monique Jamison Bankston

Nicole Bailey

Project Coordinator

Parent Advisor

Bi-Lingual Executive Assistant

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

VERONICA CAMARGO

Board President

MARY SCHMIDT

Board Vice President

CHANCE FOLMAR

Board Member

CANDACE SMITH

Board Member

JANAYE CULTON

Board Member

 
 
 

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

2018 FORM 990

Tax Form 990 for the fiscal year beginning 2017 and ending 2018

2017 FORM 990

Tax Form 990 for the fiscal year beginning 2016 and ending 2017

2016 FORM 990

Tax Form 990 for the fiscal year beginning 2015 and ending 2016