The Denver Journal of Education & Community

DJEC is a community education journal focused on topics of education in the greater Denver area. By engaging in community discourse, and connecting this content to scholarship and policy, DJEC hopes to contribute to local education thinking by offering a balanced and well-informed perspective.

Our Children Need Champions

We can create positive change and a culture of empowerment by recognizing, fostering and nurturing voices from the community

We Need Your Voice

The Denver Journal of Education and Community is a new organization that collaborates with the community to give marginalized communities a voice.

Join Us For Change

The power of connection can build trust and inspire change. Will you join us?

The DJEC team has transitioned to working remotely to continue the work of The Journal. However, due to the COVID19 situation (social distancing). Our physical location is closed until further notice, as well as our dialogue sessions. In the interim, we’ve created @ Issue, our online digital platform that continues our commitment to on-going dialogue. We’re also working hard to ensure our work is inclusive and accessible to everyone.

Richard N Rhodes

Publisher

Richard is the Chief Executive and Creative Officer of RNR Creative Enterprises, and Founder of The Collective Social Enterprises. He has more than 20 years of experience creating, developing, and implementing brands and integrated strategic communications to advance organizational identity.

Antwan Jefferson, PhD

Editor in Chief

Husband of a DPS principal. Father of two DPS-enrolled students. Former DPS teacher. Nearly 20-year Denver resident. Clinical Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Relations (HDFR) in the School of Education and Human Development at CU Denver. Founder of Denver Journal of Education and Community. DJEC Editor in Chief.

Allan Tellis

Chief Writer

Reporter covering issues of social equity and a doctoral candidate studying radical black politics. Also an amateur food, music and sports critic.

Ali Monroe Larson

Editorial Board Member

Ali Larson currently serves as a Family and Community Liaison in Denver Public Schools. She has a background in government, politics, and education with a passion for community activism. She served on the Washington, DC staff of a US Senator before returning to Denver to work for a philanthropic organization whose interests included issues from early childhood education to recovery from substance abuse.

Shanta Johnson

Editorial Board Member

Mother of DPS middle schooler. Raised in APS. Former DPS educator for seven years. Former ECE Educator for over 15 years. Survivor and thriver over homelessness with a Masters of Educational Administrative Leadership. Director of Family and Community Vitality for Adams County Housing Authority.

Spencer Childress

Editorial Board Member

Born in Colorado. Son of two educators. One brother named Christian. Currently serving as a high school guidance counselor in Aurora. Doctoral candidate studying educational equity in urban and diverse communities. Lover of books basketball and music.

James Roy II

Editorial Board Member

James has worked in community development for over ten years and has a passion for cultivating healthy communities through community engagement. James’ career has focused on the development of community-guided neighborhood assets through full integration of community voice, coupled with the urban planning field's best practices of placemaking.

James has a BA in Urban Studies/Geography and is finishing a Master of Urban & Regional Planning at the University of Colorado, Denver.

@ Issue

We’ve created @ Issue, our online digital platform that continues our commitment to on-going dialogue. We’re also working hard to ensure our work is inclusive and accessible to everyone. In this 5-part series, we follow Chief Writer Allan Tellis, as he explores the ways that the global COVID-19 pandemic is producing unique local impacts in the Denver region. In this first report, we learn about the ways many Denver-area parents are adjusting to the pause in public education as they’ve known it as schools have moved to remote learning.

DJEC Volume One Issue Two

The Denver Journal of Education and Community is a community education journal focused on topics of education in the greater Denver area. By engaging in community discourse, and connecting this content to scholarship and policy, Read more…

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Denver, CO 80218

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