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Valley Settlement

Molly Dove / Aspen Public Radio

In 2011, one percent of eligible Latino preschoolers in the Roaring Fork Valley were enrolled in school. Parents said one of the main reasons was transportation.

That is according to Valley Settlement, an organization working with Latino families in the Roaring Fork Valley. It decided if these children cannot get to preschool, the organization will bring the preschool to them by putting the school on wheels. 

Eagle County is extending their partnership with nonprofit Valley Settlement to address a severe shortage of early childcare educators.

Valley Settlement

The only playground in El Jebel was torn down to make room for a traffic circle last year. This weekend, volunteers will come together to build a new one.

Claire Woodcock

The Rio Grande ARTway project in Carbondale has been years in the making. This fall, design on the first of three parks along the trail has begun with the Latino Folk Art Garden.

Curated: Oct. 30, 2017

Oct 30, 2017

This week on Curated is all about change makers. The valley's Latino community leaves their mark for generations to come, through art. A woman who grew up in the Taliban has created the only boarding school for girls in Afghanistan. Also, conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner reflects on his legacy.

Eagle County is screening the award-winning film “Resilience” in Carbondale and then in El Jebel. The film explores the science of childhood stress.