Investing in Rural Communities
According to the Colorado Department of Education, 80% (147 of Colorado’s 178) school districts are in rural areas. While these schools often have small student populations, they represent a critical aspect of our education system.
Rural school districts are often understaffed and cut off from resources and access to the same learning opportunities and experiences as their urban peers.
Whether it’s sheer geographic distance or lack of funding, rural schools and communities are often overlooked and need support bridging the gap.
Our Strategy & Plans
Rural communities are the heart of America. After seeing our success in improving education quality and access in remote areas of China, the Nathan Yip Foundation is continuing that tradition by supporting teachers and students in Colorado’s rural schools.
We are committed to reaching students in some of Colorado’s most underserved communities and work directly with stakeholders so that we know our work is thoughtful, sustainable, and fits with the school’s needs. By building these partnerships with the communities we serve, we open communication channels that allow us to get to the root of each school’s unique needs and work together to craft innovative solutions.
The Nathan Yip Foundation has been supporting education efforts in Colorado since 2009. We’ve developed and implemented over a dozen programs to address the educational needs for students with limited resources.
The Nathan Yip Foundation has been working in China since 2004. Since then, eight schools, two cafeterias, one dormitory, and two orphanages have been built or supported across five provinces, providing education for over 4,000 students.
Since its founding in 2002, the Nathan Yip Foundation’s support has reached communities across the world in many countries in Africa, North, Central, and South America, as well as all over East and Southeast Asia.