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Thoughts and letters

Remembering Nancy Reinisch

Nancy Reinisch was a beloved member of our community and a longtime supporter of Valley Settlement. We celebrate and remember her life as a testimony to the power of love, family, community and resilience. Nancy Rae Reinisch was a powerhouse. The 2-time breast cancer...

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Valley Settlement at 5Points Adventure Film Festival

Valley Settlement was honored to partner with 5Points Adventure Film Festival and the film "The Quiet Force," in the Colorado premiere of the film in Aspen on January 18th. The Quiet Force features several immigrants in the communities of Jackson Hole, Salt Lake City,...

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Meet Parent Mentor and Lifelong Learning Student, Don Jesus

“What I have discovered is that there is no age limit to learning. I am 77, and I think that I can still keep learning more.” Over the past five years, Don Jesus has become a prominent member of the Glenwood Springs Elementary School community through his...

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Fall update – KaBOOM! and More

This summer, with your support, Valley Settlement proudly led the initiative to build a fabulous KaBOOM! playground in El Jebel. Despite the terrible wildfire that disrupted and threatened life in the valley for most of July, one hundred and seventy volunteers and...

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Playground built by volunteers in El Jebel

On Saturday August 18th, 2018, 173 volunteers and children from up and down the Roaring Fork Valley came out to El Jebel and constructed a playground in just ONE day!  To all the volunteers, businesses, organizations and government agencies who made this project a...

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Graduation Season is Here

What do you remember most about your first graduation? Your feeling of accomplishment? Your sense of pride and hope for the future? Valley Settlement's amazing graduates range in age from 3 to 77 years old! Because of you, sixty of Valley Settlement's Parent Mentor...

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Press Release: $100,000 Grant for Program Expansion

Two Colorado Statewide Foundations Grant The Manaus Fund’s Valley Settlement Project $100,000 for Program Expansion VSP uses El Busesito to offer much needed preschool programs in partnership with Roaring Fork School District CARBONDALE, Colo…The Manaus Fund has...

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The Valley Settlement Project

VSP is a dual generation initiative focused on school readiness and elementary school achievement, and economic stability and community engagement for low-income families from Aspen to Parachute.  VSP utilizes The Manaus Fund’s ability to leverage connections between...

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