ABOUT US

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

Derek Burkhalter

Alissa Scharpen, MPH

Monique Jamison Bankston

Lori Parker

Andrew Drescher

Project Director

Project Coordinator

Executive Director

Parent Advisor

Bi-Lingual Parent Advisor

Administrative 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

The contents of this website were developed under a grant from the US Department of Education, #H328C160001. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the US Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Project Officer, Perry Williams.

Contact

3131 S. Vaughn Way, #214  Aurora, CO 80014

 

Phone: (303) 632-6840   Español: (303) 923-3532   Fax: (303) 923-3973

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