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Without FAITH it is impossible…
– Hebrews 11:6

Welcome to FaithBridge

We believe that 100% of children must attend a high-quality school within their neighborhood that prepares them for the choice of college, without remediation.

WE BELIEVE! 100% of CHILDREN READY FOR THE CHOICE OF COLLEGE!

Join the collective! #TheTimeIsNow

Upcoming Events

Due to the current concerns around the COVID-19 virus, all of our face to face gatherings will be rescheduled or moved to a virtual platform to assist with minimizing the spread of the virus.

You can participate in our upcoming events via Facebook Live by clicking here.

Upcoming Convening Work

# 4 Mental Health Matters, Thriving through Trauma with Dr. Darlene Sampson, May 6, 2020 at 3 PM

#5 Leadership Matters with Principals Nivan, Dr. Chin, Fulton, Kalin, and Glover, May 13, 2020 at 3 PM FB

#6 Curriculum Matters, with Becky Martinez, Jessica Hall-Martin, and Oliva Jones, May 20, 2020 at 11:30 AM

#7 Community Matters with Crowley Foundation, MACM, YAASPA, KAE, and Ivy Key, May 20, 2020 at 3 PM

In addition, we are working with partners to help meet needs of those families that are in extreme need within our community. You can sign up to serve with us by clicking here.

For more information on COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

For more information from Denver Public Schools: https://www.dpsk12.org/coronavirus/

For more information from Aurora Public Schools: https://health.aurorak12.org/covid-19-resources/

Take care of one another! Check in on your neighbors! #LovingOurNeighborsTogether

What is FAITH for Forward

Faith for Forward is the foundational principle of the FaithBridge movement. It is the awareness, acknowledgement and actions that affirm our unwavering belief that Faith is an essential component to move us forward, to ensure a high-quality education for every child.

It will take:

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Faith
in the Cause

We must have faith that our CAUSE is just! We do not apologize for what we pursue. It is just to seek, to demand, and to deliver a high-quality education for every child.

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Faith
in the Children

We must have faith in CHILDREN, and exercise faith for children by confronting insanities and dismantling silos that impede a high-quality education for every child.

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Faith
in the Community

We must have faith in COMMUNITY! When we operate as a collective, we are positioned to shift the paradigm of possibilities expeditiously for every child.

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Faith
in the Collaboration

We must have faith in COLLABORATION! We bridge relationships and resources that are essential for ensuring a high-quality education for every child.

About FaithBridge

FaithBridge is a faith-based nonprofit committed to engaging and mobilizing the Faith community to ensure a high-quality education for every child. FaithBridge boldly aims for a reality where 100% of children are attending and graduating from a high-quality school, ready for the choice of college, without remediation.

The FaithBridge Team

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James Coleman

Executive Director

James started FaithBridge because his life experience growing up in Denver told him that the faith community plays an essential role in ensuring better lived realities for all children. "Be it education, economics, safety, justice, whatever the need is, it has always been the faith community that has pushed us to be better." Under his leadership, FaithBridge continues to bridge relationships to ensure that children, congregations, and communities have what they need to thrive. James has been a leader and advocate for high-quality education for children for over a decade. He has served in the Colorado House of Representatives since 2017 representing House District 7. James is married to Shayna and they have two awesome children, James and Naomi. 

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Rev. Vernon Jones Jr.

Director of Operations

Vernon joined the FaithBridge team in 2019 to add to our leadership strength. He too has experienced the value of the faith community growing up in the Denver Metro Area. "It has always been normal for me to see Faith Leaders engaged beyond the walls of their places of worship. It is an expectation of service that you stand not just behind a pulpit, but wherever God needs you to stand for the people." Vernon brings over two decades of pastoral service and leadership, as well as over a decade of leadership in public education to help us achieve great outcomes for children with our congregational and community partners. He is married to Jaymie and they have five awesome children. They are: Savanna, Nathan, Caleb, Lily, and Brooklyn.  

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Dom Barrera

Director of Advocacy Training

Dom was apart of the founding team that helped James to launch FaithBridge. He too has seen the positive impact of the involvement of the faith community growing up in Denver's Historic Five Points community. Dom brings nearly a decade of organizing experience from his time with Denver Public Schools, as an Obama Field Organizer, and as Regional Director for Conservation Colorado to strengthen FaithBridge's mobilization of the faith community. In addition, Dom brings his political experience to the team having managed many local campaigns. Dom has dedicated his career to increasing collaboration between different agencies to solve issues that are hindering people from thriving! He is committed to his family and friends who make his life rich!

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Bishop Jerry Demmer

Board Chair

Senior Servant/CEO
The Absolute Word Church
Denver, CO

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Lee Kathryn Gash-Maxey

Executive Director of the Colorado Black
Chamber of Commerce
Denver, CO
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Khadija Haynes

Board Vice-Chair

CEO/President
K-Solutions LLC
Denver, CO

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Maisha Fields

Executive Director of The Fields
Foundation
Aurora, CO
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Rev. Dr. James Fouther

Senior Pastor
United Church of Montbello
Denver, CO

The FaithBridge Movement

The strength of FaithBridge flows from the ability of the Faith community to unite around a single cause, with a single focus and a single voice—to ensure every child can get a high-quality education without restrictions or limitations of any kind.

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    Our Pastors Education Circle brings Faith leaders from all denominations together to collaborate on solutions, engage with education leaders and to seize opportunities. The Pastors Education Circle is the lifeblood behind our movement as they are key leaders in building coalitions for change.

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    FaithBridge Community Training Circle (CTC) is how we build up our ministry teams. It serves as the ongoing vehicle for equipping our partner congregations as they raise up individuals committed to shining their lights as education advocates and leaders.

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    Education Advocacy Ministry Teams work to directly transform our communities by providing engagement at the congregational level. These action teams work with their local schools setting up times to volunteer within our schools, advocating for students at the district level, developing policy for our state elected officials, and even engaging at the national level.

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    Civic Engagement involves a commitment to increasing registered voters, expanding voter awareness, growing voter turnout and helping to grow leaders that will run for office, at every level of government, for the benefit of ALL children.

Ways You Can Join the FaithBridge Movement

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Join as a Financial Supporter

FaithBridge is supported by the generosity of individuals, a diverse group of grantors and others partners, all who share our belief in high-quality education for ALL children.

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Join as a
Faith Leader

Pastors/Faith Leaders from all denominations in the Denver-Metro area are needed to be key leaders in building coalitions for change. It begins with your congregation!

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Join as an
Educator

We know that for many educators, faith is what sustains and strengthens them as they serve our children. You can join as an educator, knowing that you are supported as you serve!

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Join as an Advocacy
Team Member

Want to join an advocacy ministry team and directly transform our communities by connecting with and helping meet the needs of a local school? Let us connect you!

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