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The Crowley Foundation Inc

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Causes: Children & Youth, Education, Leadership Development, Mental Health, Undergraduate Colleges, Youth Development Programs

Mission: To provide educational opportunities to Colorado youth through academic instruction, life skills, college preparatory programs and scholarships! We foster learning and empowerment by providing leadership development programs and promoting education as a requisite component of success

Results: We have awarded 42 Scholarships totaling over $200, 000. Hundreds of young men impacted by our boys2MEN programs, including our Leadership Summit, Career Exploration Workshops and Annual boys2MEN Workshop

Target demographics: Middle and High School Students

Direct beneficiaries per year: Change the landscape in the city of Denver! Ask us how

Geographic areas served: Denver and surrounding areas

Programs: boys2MEN programming including..... career exploration, leadership development and various workshops! Scholarships/College Prep

Community Stories

52 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My son has been under the wing of the Crowley Foundation for more than four years. He attended his first Boys to Men workshop as a freshman in High School. He showed such positive results by being around male youth his age and African American male leaders. After that first workshop we made sure he was signed up for all of their workshops and training sessions. During his four years in high school he attended numerous Crowley Foundation workshops such as college sessions at CU Boulder, ACT/SAT prep classes, flight classes that gave him exposure to seeking a career as a pilot, in person site visits from colleges and so many more. All for FREE! The program inspired my son to know that college was the next step after graduation and within his reach. The workshops showed him there were different careers available, helped him identify his interest and potential careers, showed him how to apply for scholarships and so much more. Over the course of the years the Crowley Foundation became a second family to us. They were present in my son's life milestones; attending momentous events in his life and celebrating those events with him. The Crowley family showed up to my son's games and even his graduation. One invite and they were there. Although my son excelled at sports The Crowley Foundation reminded him grades, the right attitude in life and graduating college were the key not sports alone. I never really knew how important the Crowley Foundation was to our family until my son's senior year. My son began to start down the wrong path, hangout with the wrong crowd and loose sight of his future. As his parents we believed it might have steamed from the pressures of realizing high school was about to end and the life he was accustomed to was destined to change. Needless to say we were unable to help our son and he chose to runaway. We were loosing him and didn't know what to do or where to turn and the school was no help. It became questionable if our son would graduate high school let alone enroll in college. My fears of the unimaginable of what could happen to our son pushed me to reach out to The Crowley Foundation. I knew my son held the utmost respect for the Crowley family. When I called Mr. Crowley his exact words were "we got him sis and we're not giving up on him". Within a couple of months and constant communication from the Crowley Foundation our son was back home and back on the college track. He graduated from High School and was admitted to Langston University, where he is beyond excited to carry on our family tradition. The Crowley Foundation bestowed the honor of making our son an Ambassador/Mentor for their program, where he has been able to share his story, his experiences and uplift young men like him. I honestly believe we would have lost our son to the systems that set-up young men (especially young men of color) for failure in the form of high school dropout, selling/using drugs and prison. Thanks to the Crowley Foundation that is not the destiny for our son. This Fall we will drop our son off to college and everyday my son has said to me with the biggest grin on his face, "mom, can you believe I'm going out of state to college". His goal is to study Sports Management and has a huge interest in college recruiting. As a bonus he will get to play football, with the dream of starting the University's first baseball team. The Crowley Foundation prepared him for more than just attending and graduating college, they gave him life skills. I know our son will maintain his relationship with the Crowley Foundation and the Crowley family and I know they will be one of the strongholds that will help keep him focused and get him through college to graduation. Our family will be forever indebted to this gracious foundation that goes way beyond college prep.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This past summer, I learned of the Crowley Foundation's Boyz 2 Men Leadership summit and signed my son up. I was so pleasantly surprised! After the four day retreat, I went to CU Boulder to pick up my son and I was blown away. These boys worked so hard over the past 4 days on business ideas and creating a mini city. More importantly these boys formed a community that quickly, were taught their history, and how to be a "king".

My son was more eloquent and respectful when I picked him up and first the time, I was able to see a glimmer of the man he would become, I am so proud, thank you Crowley Foundation!!!

1 Nanasboyz2

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Crowley Foundations has established a foundation for my grandson to build upon. He has found a mentoring group which has taught him to strive for a future that he can be proud of. The opportunity to experience college in the annual event to CU Boulder, the community service projects and every phone call answered when we are in need of support and guidance, has given my grandson and myself the direction we needed to both pay it forward and strengthen our lives. Jaidan has been involved with the Crowley Foundation for more than five years, and he is tutoring younger students as he readies himself to graduate from High School and pursue a degree in History so that he can become a teacher one day. We are grateful for everything the Crowley Foundation has done for us. I am looking forward to continuing my support . Thankful to them for also supporting my grandson Tayvion. The Crowley Foundation included him in activities when he visited us from Oklahoma. Tayvion is now set to enter Langston University in the Fall, and the support continues.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My Grandson has been in my care from the age of five years old. He does not have a relationship with his father, and other than seasonal contact with men who stand as role models in his life during football, there had been no structured or personal mentor involved in his life. The Crowley Foundation offers and provides an environment for my grandson to meet, interact, and acquire that in life which only an interaction with men and boys who are in similar circumstance can provide. I was not financially able to accomplish so much of what the foundation provides for the boys and young men participating in the foundation free of charge. Teaching him how to present and exist as a young black man in the world. The Crowley Foundation has been a foundation for growth, learning, self esteem and direction. Community service and an ideology which focuses on individual purpose, so that the boys and young men throughout our community develop into the men who will pay it forward by being the best that they can be . With their strong focus on education and career, they are most valued and needed.

1 BFuller

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Crowley Foundation is unique in inspiring our kids towards greatness. It is such an infusion of positive motivation and unbending expectation of excellence from all students that all kids leave their workshops equipped with what they need to take on the future, and with great success. Working with the Crowley Foundation has been a wonderful and enriching experience for my son!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Crowley Foundation is committed to helping young men excel and reach their full potential. The kids are exposed to careers options and life experiences that challenge them to think beyond their immediate surroundings and circumstances. What a wonderful work they do!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

One of the best youth organizations in the country, filled with individuals who risk their lives to make sure that young men from all walks of life are equipped with the tools in life to be successful.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Crowley Foundation is one of the most beneficial and resourceful non-profit organizations that I have ever seen. They are truly for the people, especially for the young males that participate in the program. Their dynamic and interactive approach to reach their participants and parents is unique and innovative. They provide the tools, the love, resources, and the foundation for young men to grow mentally, physically, and academically. It's nothing but love and support at the Crowley Foundation.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Crowley Foundation continues to be innovative in there outreach to youth and families. They are a family foundation that truly cares about the service they provide and the love to support youth and families. I applaud them! Alicia

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Crowley Foundation has been such a blessing! My son and I have only been participating for a few months now however, the interactions, workshops, and parent sessions have been impacting and eye opening to say the least! #aviationweekend

1 Cherrelyn N.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you, Crowley Foundation for an awesome first experience with your organization. My son enjoyed the Young Eagles program and flying a plane! Wow!!!! He enjoyed spending time with the other young men as well. I love that you are creating possibilities!

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Advisor

Rating: 5

7 years ago my best friend invited me to the first boys2MEN workshop by the @Crowley foundation. This foundation has been one of the greatest and most impactful experiences in my life, and I want to thank the Crowley Foundation for their consistent commitment to our community. Back in 2010 I was fortunate enough to meet mentors that would guide me to college, Extended family members, and friends that would last a lifetime. I greatly also appreciate the foundation now only impacting me but for also allowing me the opportunity to also pay it forward and raise the next generation of Kings !
#Integrity

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I was fortunate enough to take part in one of the programs that the Foundation put on this summer. I am a DPD Detective and was uncertain as to how I would be received by the participants. This program was top - notch and well organized. I was proud to have made leap and was pleased with the outcome.

2 Richard L.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization touches hundreds of kids each year. I have personally witnessed the work of this organization and have watched young people develop and execute plans for their futures as a result of this organization's programming. I have marveled as year after year, as this organization attracts talented and accomplished professional adults, who come to volunteer their valuable time to work directly with the young people in this organization; along side of young people who have benefited from this program who come back to work with the youth who follow them.
I am very grateful for Ken and Jean Crowley who saw a need in our community, "rolled up their sleeves" and committed their lives to doing something about it. I wish them and the youth they serve continued success!

- Rich Lewis
President and CEO
RTL Networks, Inc.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Crowley Foundation is a foundation that truly does everything in their power to get you where you need to be. The necessary tools are provided in order to guide you in the direction towards success. When I think of the Crowley Foundation I think of an extended family. I am forever grateful for the opportunities the Crowley Foundation has provided me with!

2 Cassandra B.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Crowley Foundation is a wonderful community. Once you are in, you are family. Kenneth and Jean are such amazing people and will truly take you in as one of their own. If you ever need a support team, they're the ones.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Crowley Foundation is second to none. They are classy, inspirational, innovative, and inclusive. Not only is the Crowley Foundation family oriented, their authenticity and dedication to serving students from diverse backgrounds is unmatched. They have great expectations of students while holding them accountable for everything. It's family! One time I attended a Crowley Foundation event and my grandma and auntie just so happened to attend the same event. The Crowley Foundation is simply family! The people are so genuine, hard working, and professional which makes it a unique foundation that's hard to replicate.

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Donor

Rating: 5

The Crowley Foundation has repeatedly year after year provided excellent leadership development, mentoring and coaching to young male students in high school. After successful completion of these programs; students are connected to scholarship opportunities, and are equippedwith the tools needed to get into college and succeed.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5


Mission: To provide educational opportunities to Colorado youth through academic instruction, life skills, college preparatory programs and scholarships! We foster learning and empowerment by providing leadership development programs and promoting education as a requisite component of success.

Results: We have awarded 42 Scholarships totaling over $100, 000.
Target demographics: Middle and High School Students

Programs: boys2MEN programming including..... career exploration, leadership development and various workshops! Scholarships/College Prep
Community Stories

The Mission of The Crowley Foundation Inc. truly speaks for itself. They have and continue to reach these stated "rewards" to youth. The Crowley Foundation is sustained by great, honest people and they are truly there to help, support, guide, and educate young youth (both young men and women). There Scholarship program does not discriminate.

If you are in need of genuine support, The Crowley Foundation is the non-profit organization to reach out to and connect with. Over the years they have grown and have exceeded all expectations of helping, providing, and giving back to youth and their community. This group teaches, loves, provides, mentors, and has made a positive difference in many of our youths lives. In this world today, The Crowley Foundation is needed around the world! Excellant Group.
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Client Served

Rating: 5

I enjoyed being able to work hands on with the welding opportunity not just watching it and I enjoyed drilling the hole in the metal block and being able to put

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

It's fire I love it

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Serving our community with a BIG heart. Walking the walk and talking the talk.

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Client Served

Rating: 4

I have experienced firsthand The Crowley Foundation doing a fantastic job of bringing and maintaining much-needed connections to disparate (NOT desperate) communities that may not otherwise network. Kudos!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

All three of my sons have been involved with this amazing foundation. They're such an asset to all those they come in contact with. And as they grow they're positive impact will be felt for generations to come. Thank you all and keep up the good work!