Peak Resources, a B:CIVIC founding member company, provides consulting and professional services for IT Systems integration, and a focus to “Compute Globally and Invest Locally.” Their volunteer and philanthropy efforts are focused in education, particularly in working with local DPS schools. They provide the PEAK Scholarship for Technology; school garden support at nearby Fairview Elementary, and financial literacy programs through Junior Achievement.

Over the past seven years, PEAK Resources has provided a 4-year scholarship and a laptop to assist college bound students from KIPP Collegiate High School who are interested in pursuing a degree in a technology. KIPP is a tuition-free, college-prep public charter high school in Southwest Denver, where the Advanced Placement participation rate is more than 90%, and more than 95% of the school are students of color.

PEAK Resources at KIPP _ Tom Brinegar with Student Manny Garabay KIPP 2_CROPA few days ago, Tom Brinegar, Vice President and CFO for PEAK Resources, presented KIPP student Manny Garibay with PEAK Resource’s most recent scholarship award during the school’s Collegiate Pennant Celebration. Pictured here (top photo) are Tom, standing on the left, and Manny, on the right. Manny will be going to CSU where he plans to study business and focus on entrepreneurship.

Other Peak Resources scholarship recipients have gone on to study computer science, engineering, aerospace engineering, electrical engineering and business at places such as Duke University, CU, DU, Carlton College, Regis, and Metro State.

Among Peak Resources core values is a commitment to exhibit social responsibility in their actions and in acceptance of diversity in individuals and organizations.

PEAK FairviewElementary _TomBrinegar tilling_CROPBesides the KIPP scholarship and JA activities each year PEAK employees give time and muscle to help build, repair and cultivate the school garden at Fairview Elementary, and students work the garden to grow vegetables. Tom Brinegar is pictured here working at the Fairview Garden.

Almost 100% of PEAK’s employees have chosen to be involved in one way or another in the company’s community involvement efforts, whether through the three main focus areas of the company or in serving on local non-profit boards, including Colorado Succeeds,  PEBC, Metro Volunteers and more.

PEAK Resources has been in business in Denver for 26 years. Over the past four consecutive years, they have recognized by INC as an “INC 5000 fastest-growing private company in America.” Clearly, they are also growing their connection to the community and helping students and neighborhoods to thrive.