A True Change

A True Change

“WHERE SUCCESS IS THE ONLY OPTION!”
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A True Change, established in 2017, is a community-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Denver, Colorado.
Minorities with lifelong, rooted connections to Denver’s low-income communities developed and operate  A True Change.
A True Change works to bridge the gap between the community and systemic challenges preventing success in vulnerable populations.

MISSION

Our mission is to provide stability & guidance for inner-city, at-risk youth & families.

VISION

We envision a community with high-quality, comprehensive services, accessible to all community members.

OUR CORE VALUES

Dignity & Respect

We treat everyone with dignity & respect, encompassing the understanding that we are one diverse community.

Strategic Innovation

We are committed to strategic innovation and implementing the best practices in our community-based programming!

Non-Profit Industry Support

We are devoted advocates of the nonprofit industry!

Primary Impacts of Change

LEADERSHIP, EDUCATION, AND CHANGE IMPACTS LEAD TO CIVIC ENGANGEMENT
GRAPHIC SHOWING LEADERSHIP, VALUES, EMPOWERMENT, ENCOURAGEMENT, AND VISION AS A ROADWAY SIGN

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Provide encouragement, training, and education to transform at-risk youth into community leaders, dedicated to social action.

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

Working together on matters of public concern creates a valuable element of human life and a unique community connection that enables communities to prosper.

GRAPHIC WITH BOY AND GIRL OVER TEXT THAT SAYS "EDUCATION MATTERS"

EDUCATION

To frame education to return and help build the community instead of to escape it.

Program Initiatives

A TUTOR FOR CHANGE

A Tutor For Change (AT4C) provides free virtual tutoring for any student in grades 6-12 studying anywhere in the world. AT4C is entirely volunteer-based and is honored to be working with such a talented and diverse group of people. Each session is one hour long and generally has a maximum of 5 students. One-on-one support is also available for certain subjects.

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END YOUTH VIOLENCE WORKSHOPS

In response to repeated youth violence in Denver, community leaders Jason McBride & Kisha Burton designed free, online-interactive, three-part series, workshops. End Youth Violence Community Workshops encourage members of the community to pull together and structure a youth violence prevention plan.

The End Youth Violence Community Workshops strengthens the opportunity to enhance the social infrastructure in the community and foster improved resident health, safety, and lifestyle. The Workshop promotes the enhancement of community effort to plan for the prevention of youth violence, particularly among minority males.

END YOUTH VIOLENCE COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS: ENDVIOLENCEDENVER.COM

COLORADO PANDEMIC RELIEF (CPR)

Colorado Pandemic Relief (CPR) is a mobile delivery service offering food and household product essentials aimed to serve the low-income vulnerable communities profoundly- affected by COVID19. A True Change’s exclusive contract with Local Walmart stores enables CPR to benefit 3,500 individuals monthly.

More information about this program is forthcoming.

THE PURPOSE INITIATIVE

The Purpose Initiative is a culturally responsive, interchangeable strategy to resolve the dilemmas high-risk youth and families face while promoting empowerment to maintain a purpose-driven life. The interchangeable curriculum adjusts to fit the youth’s needs offered in diverse program frameworks.

 

More information about this program is forthcoming.

FLIPPIN’ THE SCRIPT

The mission of Flippin’ the Script (FTS) is to provide education and structure to establish successful reentry into society for gang-affiliated parolees. FTS is the only reentry class for gang-affiliated parolees classified as “Security Threat Group” in Colorado. 

Rev. Leon Kelly, Executive Director of Open Door Youth Gang Alternatives, offered this class in collaboration with the Colorado Department of Corrections, Kisha Burton worked as the class facilitator. After several years of successful interventions, the course ended. 

Kisha Burton, CEO of A True Change restructured the program and continues to fight the recidivism rates within the community.

More information about this program is forthcoming.

Special Thanks To Our Sponsors

KWANIS DENVER
COLORADO BLUEPRINT TO END HUNGER
THE DENVER FOUNDATION
A PRECIOUS CHILD: EMPOWERING KIDS TO SUCCEED
TOYS 4 TOTS
THE COLORADO HEALTH FOUNDATION
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A True Change is proud of our award as a non-profit and for our  transparency.

GuideStar Seal of Transparency 2020 Platinum
GuideStar Seal of Transparency 2019 Platinum