Serving the Denver community for over 40 years...

Community Resources Inc. is a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit that has served the students, families, and staff of Denver and Denver Public Schools since 1972. The goal of our organization is to enhance the education of students utilizing hundreds of volunteers from the Denver community who share their time, knowledge and enthusiasm. Each year CRI creates and coordinates thousands of programs that reach over 90,000 student contacts.

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  • This adorable upcycled ladybug created by a DPS student with the help of her Academic Mentor, Kenny Fischer, will be featured at PalletFest this weeke...

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    August 28

  • Interested in having Thomas Jefferson visit your school, let us help. Leading up to Constitution Day (Sept. 17) or any time during the school year, ...

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    August 27

  • Looking for a home or classroom: 10-15 live, healthy bullfrogs. Let us know if you have interest! 720-424-2300

    August 25

  • DPS teachers - CRI is now accepting student nominations for the 2015/2016 Academic Mentors Project. Do you have a student with a passion in a particu...

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    August 19

  • First Classroom Speaker In-service completed. Isabella Bird Community School has lots of enthusiasm - here's to a great year!

    August 18

  • PalletFest is Colorado's first major Upcycling Festival. Come and find your creative spark or just be entertained by a world of possibilities. What mo...

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    August 17

  • How one of CRI's presenters spends some of his summer. How fun, Jim Loshbaugh, good to see you (twice) at Concert at the Crescent!

    August 12

  • It's almost back to school time! Don't forget to contact CRI to book family involvement nights, science fairs and special events, subscribe to our Cl...

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    August 11

  • We asked educators what they would teach if t...

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    August 02

Programs Offered by CRI

  • Academic Mentors
  • Matches motivated students, 5th—8th grades, with professionals from the community to study a topic/career in depth. Examples of topics include aerospace, opera, law, computer science and veterinary medicine.


  • Classroom Speakers
  • A curriculum enhancement opportunity that brings knowledgeable community members into the classroom to share their passion and help learning come alive. More than 700 different presentations are available from art to zoology.


  • Family Nights
  • An innovative evening program that creates fun family learning events that engage parents and kids. Events include Family Reading, Math, Science, Art, Multicultural Health & Wellness, and Colorado History Nights and more.


  • Special Events
  • Programs and events custom-designed to meet the needs of individual schools. *Types of events are Career Fairs, Science Fairs, Colorado History Day, Health Fairs, Writers Workshops and Science Days.