December 2020 Community Update

Posted on Tuesday / December 1


COMMUNITY UPDATE – december 2020

Dec. 2020 Update

During this season of gratitude and giving thanks, our staff and teachers at DPAC are grateful for a variety of things, but most importantly, we are thankful for the opportunity to educate our scholars.

While school has been administered differently, the core of what we do and who are are is unchanged. Our mission continues to be to educate responsible citizen scholars for success on the college of their choice and a life of active citizenship.

During this season of giving, we’d like to ask for the support of our community to help ensure we can continue to provide great programming to our scholars. In that vein, we are asking our community to make a donation to Democracy Prep on Tuesday, Dec. 1: Giving Tuesday.

Any donation we receive goes directly to programming that impacts the quality education we can provide our scholars.  We appreciate your continued support.

In Partnership,
Adam Johnson
Executive Director

Scholar Section
Trimester Awards:

On Wednesday. Dec. 9, DPAC Elementary and DPAC Secondary will hold our award ceremonies for our T1 Awards! Please join us during Town Hall for the presentations.

DPAC Events & Informtion

School Reopening:
Given the current COVID-19 data in Clark County, DPAC will remain in Phase I (virtual Learning).

Each week Mr. Johnson shares an update with the Board of Director about reopening status. You can read each week’s memo by clicking this link.

Coffee & Conversation

Please join us for our December Coffee & Conversation. We’ll send the Zoom link out prior to the event.

Community Resources:

The City of Las Vegas is introducing the Community Navigators. The program provides a community navigators to assist people with finding resources such as housing assistance, rental assistance, healthcare assistance, help with distance learning, food assistance, and many other community resources.

You can contact Marcia Webb (702. 579.5201) for more information.

DPAC Board of Directors Meeting:

The December DPAC Board of Directors meeting will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 5:00pm. The meeting is open to the public and accessible from the link below.

Zoom Link:

Sunday Night Football Commercial:
Each week DPAC provides meals to scholars who are in need. This past week, our partnership with Blessings in a Backpack were highlighted on Sunday Night football! Check out the video clip:

Democracy Prep Strategic Plan:
Earlier this fall Democracy Prep released its 5-year strategic plan. The plan outlines what we intend to accomplish between today and 2025 by leveraging six priorities:

  1. Anti-racism
  2. Curriculum
  3. Instructional Systems
  4. Culture
  5. Talent
  6. Sustainability

You can read the plan at this link.

Important Dates:
December 9 – DPAC Coffee & Conversation
December 9 – DPAC Elementary & Secondary Trimester Awards
December 21 – Jan. 4 – Winter Break (No School)

The mission of Democracy Prep is to educate
responsible citizen-scholars for success in the college
of their choice and a life of active citizenship.
Three Shields