Community Educational Outreach
- Advocacy & Human Rights
- Computers & Technology
- Education & Literacy
Location1651 Kendall St.Lakewood, CO 80214 United States
Community Educational Outreach (CEO) is a Colorado Front Range non-profit devoted to providing educational resources that target low-income adults who may be at risk of being institutionalized. CEO outreaches to local community correction, drug rehabilitation, and community based facilities in an effort to help clients remain productive members of society.
CEO offers traditional and "student-centered" instructional services while aiming to meet the diverse needs of students by providing individual and small-group instruction. CEO instructors and volunteers assist learners improve literacy in Adult Basic & Secondary Education, and prepare for the High School Equivalency Test (GED) test. In addition, CEO provides instruction in successful job search strategies (HIRE), computer and life skills.
In 1990, our founders, who were teaching at the Denver County Jail, were approached by a Community Corrections facility director about providing educational opportunities to inmates transitioning back into the community. At that time, there were no educational services offered to metro-Denver Community Corrections clients, nor were there any local adult educational providers specializing in meeting the distinct needs of people at risk of incarceration.
In order to create a better community for everyone, it is essential that we, CEO and the community, work together to provide educational opportunities for disadvantaged people whose independence is at risk. Thank you for your commitment to education and your interest in volunteering with CEO.