Empowering education

Our Initiatives

Connecting the Dots

Guided by the conviction that empowered schools, educators, and students can redefine education for the better, Lyra accelerates innovative ideas that need help getting off the ground.

We focus on lasting, community-centered solutions tailored for local implementation and impact across diverse issue areas.

"Lyra was an instrumental partner to Fort Lewis College and SWCEC in designing and launching the Environment and Climate Institute, an annual program housed at FLC that serves students in southwest Colorado to undertake projects related to the environment. Lyra also worked with us to secure Colorado’s largest RISE grant, which was critical funding in the purchase of an environmental mobile learning lab and the early design of regional college and career environmental pathways."

Tom Stritikus

President, Fort Lewis College

“Beginning with the Environment and Climate Institute at Fort Lewis College and, most recently, at the 2023 National Forum for Advancing Rural Education, Lyra has played a critical role in developing my understanding of environment, rural education, and sense of place. This has gone on to foster deep passions not only for the natural world and rural education, but also for advocacy, intellectual curiosity, and a multidisciplinary approach to the issues that impact humanity most deeply.”

Royce Hinojosa

Student at Environment & Climate Institute, SWCEC

“We have appreciated working with Lyra in our rural community.  Lyra is not afraid to try new concepts and build upon those that are successful.  The Granary Climate Innovation project and Griptape is an excellent example of how Lyra is energizing collaboration in learning to enable better outcomes for the next generation.”

Tammie and Patrick Delany

Owners, The Granary

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We’re committed to supporting education solutions where both our partners and our communities flourish. Let’s talk possibilities—connect with us today!

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