January 2011

Wow! Our December screening of Race to Nowhere, the education documentary, was a full house. So we have scheduled two more. See below.

Introducing Uniting 4 Kids

Six months ago I met Anthony Dallmann-Jones, Ph.D., author, NAREN Director, entrepreneur and education leader extraordinaire. In the founding of Uniting 4 Kids, we’ve embarked on a life-long dream.
Uniting 4 Kids is an associate driven 501c3. Our mission is to be a catalyst for coordinating, clarifying, and uniting the capabilities of teachers, parents and students to inspire the highest levels of intellectual thought, integrity, and cooperation through our shared commitment to children.

We’ve been busy at work putting together the people, plan, tools, and process to make Uniting 4 Kids a ragingly successful national initiative. There will be more to come on this. Sometimes actions really do speak louder than words:

  • Renowned education expert and historian Diane Ravitch is coming to Denver, February 17th. Mark your calendars. Uniting 4 Kids is helping to plan an exciting evening. Please contact me if you are interested in being listed as an event sponsor. Angela_engel@msn.com.
  • Launch Party and Dinner to benefit Uniting 4 Kids, Saturday, February 12th. Invites will be arriving soon.

Find Me at:

February 2nd, CCIRA, Conference on Literacy, 9:15 to 11:15 Hyatt Regency Tech Center, 7800 Tufts Ave. Registration information at: www.ccira.org

Sunday, February 13, Centennial Park Library, Greeley CO, 1 to 3 pm. Sponsored by The Greeley Parent Advocacy Group, The Coalition for Better Education, Latinos Unidos.

February 21-25, National At-Risk Education Network 8th Annual Conference in Panama City, Florida, at the Edgewater Beach Resort Hotel – Wednesday keynote. For more detail on the conference, the resort, and this powerful week of presentations and workshops: http://www.atriskeducation.net/events/conferences/naren/2011/index.html

Race to Nowhere

Wednesday, January 19th, at 6:30 pm

The Starz Film Center, 900 Auraria Parkway, Denver, CO 80204
With a one hour panel discussion following the movie

Tickets can be purchased at: http://rtnstarzfilmcenter.eventbrite.com
Additionally, here is the link to the electronic invitation:

Tickets are $10 in advance; $15 at the door (A portion of the proceeds benefit Uniting 4 Kids)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 6 p.m
Arapahoe Community College, Waring Theatre, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO 80120
With an hour panel discussion following the movie

Tickets can be purchased at:  http://rtnarapahoecc.eventbrite.com
Additionally, here is the link to the electronic invitation:


I hope your year is off to a great start,

Angela Engel