Our Goal: Reaching All Students

A longitudinal study completed by the Piton Foundation in 2009 found that only 39% of high school graduates of Denver Public Schools (DPS) earn a four year college degree within six years of finishing high school. That figure dropped to 25% for low income students. Nationally, the 2009 U.S. Census Bureau reports that bachelor's degrees are held by only 13% of Hispanics and 20% of African-Americans. The Lumina Foundation offered a solution to problems of college access and success for low-income youth: early college prep programs coupled with the guidance of caring adults.

The PBLA demographics demonstrate the Porter-Billups commitment to helping at-risk, low income Denver youth graduate from high school and college:

Diverse and Inclusive:
Hispanic
43%
African-American
43%
Caucasian
10%
American Indian
2%
Asian
2%
Gender:
Females
43%
Males
57%
Socio-Economic:
Families reporting income below $40,000
65%
Families reporting income below 30,000
26%
Families reporting income below 20,000
6%
Education:
Families with a parent with bachelor's degree
33%
Families with a parent without high school
14%

Our Successes

  • 100% of our students indicate that PBLA has helped them have higher self-confidence.
  • 85% of of our seniors have taken AP or Honors classes if their high schools offer them.
  • 98% of our seniors have graduated high school on time while only
  • 56.1% of Denver Public School's seniors graduate on time.
  • 87% of our graduating students have attended college in comparison to
  • 56.0% of all DPS seniors and 45.0% of DPS low-income seniors.
  • 30 of our 55 graduates (56%) have completed college in comparison to only a 25% of DPS low-income students.

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Our Annual Operating Contributors

Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc.

Morgan Stanley

KeyBank Foundation

Rose Community Foundation

Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation

Bender Foundation, Inc.

Colorado Sports Hall of Fame

The Colorado Trust Crevier Family Foundation

The Schramm Foundation

Salazar Family Foundation

Subaru of America, Inc.

Sooper Credit Union

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