A key part of our mission is caring for others
A Legacy of Giving Back to the Community
Schuck has a rich history of not just successful projects, but also successful programs within the community and nation. Schuck’s life passion is to see those who are less fortunate become independent and self-sufficient, and truly make a difference in their lives. From serving on nonprofit boards, to donating money to charities, to founding charitable organizations… Schuck has been, and will always be, committed to those in need.
At Schuck, we believe that it is not enough to create a successful business. There is a higher calling each of us has: to help those less fortunate than ourselves. For many decades, Steve and Joyce – along with the members of the Schuck team – have been active and involved in both founding and supporting effective charitable organizations that are making a difference. One such organization, and one that we are incredibly proud of, is Parents Challenge.
Founded by Steve and Joyce in 2000, Parents Challenge provides low income families with the tools and resources to choose the best school for their kids. Parents Challenge has provided educational choice to more than 1,800 students and their families. And over that timeframe, almost two million dollars have been disbursed in scholarships and grants to ensure that educational choice is available to all families, not just those of means.
Children aren’t the only ones impacted by Parents Challenge; as parents take responsibility for their children’s education, they have also taken more control of their own lives. Parents Challenge students, as well as their parents, have prospered, gaining the confidence and skill to succeed in life. Seventeen years of measuring academic performance has led to an understanding that empowered parents and guardians, working through the support system of Parents Challenge programs, result in dramatically improved lives for both themselves… and their children.
Through the work of Parents Challenge, families have been transformed and they, as well as our community, are better off as a result.
It is a blessing and our good fortune to live in America, with freedom, liberty, and the opportunity to prosper, to fail, and to rebuild. Our lives have been filled with more than our share of each. Our company has always been committed to giving back to our communities and to the nation in which our family and corporate team has been blessed. We are proud of our leadership as both founders and supporters of numerous charitable and community enriching organizations and initiatives.
We are more proud of what we have done for others than the success we have seen in our real estate developments throughout Colorado Springs, Denver, Phoenix, and Portland.
The following are a portion of the causes in which our associates have provided leadership:
Pikes Peak Mental Health Center Systems, Inc.
National Jewish Hospital
Boy Scouts of America
Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce
Duke University Alumni Association
US Senator Michael F. Bennett
Parents Challenge has been working with parents to put students on a trajectory for success. I applaud them for reaching over 1600 students in Colorado Springs with the support that will help them to reach their full potential.
– US Senator
Giving parents the tools to help their daughters and sons succeed – and a voice in where they go to school – is a powerful formula for success. That is the secret sauce that makes Parents Challenge so effective.
– Former Governor of Ohio and President of Colorado College
No matter what your views may be on school vouchers and education reform, Parents Challenge has been an important institution in the Pikes Peak region.
– Former Governor of Colorado
William L. Armstrong
Parents Challenge provides quality education for low-income students, a life changing opportunity for those who might not otherwise have a chance for a good life.
– Former US Senator
Parents Challenge's impact on low-income families is life changing, and I know that it will do even more in years to come.
– Governor of Colorado 1999-2007
This organization empowers parents to learn more about quality schools and also guides them in fulfilling their responsibilities as parents.
– Superintendent of Harrison School District 2
Congratulations to Parents Challenge, an organization that is empowering parents with the tools and resources to help them choose what is best for their children.
– Mayor of Colorado Springs
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