What is Edgewater Collective?

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Our Mission

Cultivating partnerships to foster thriving Edgewater families, schools and community

Our Vision

Thriving neighborhood schools connected to a thriving community

Thriving Families, Schools and Community

In each community, there are challenges and opportunities that cannot be overcome or leveraged by one business, nonprofit or government agency. When we come together around a common goal with defined indicators of success, challenges can be overcome and opportunities can be leveraged.

Edgewater Collective is cultivating partnerships for thriving families, schools and community. We do this through providing tools and forums for connection, communication and collaboration.

Together we can leverage the great assets of Edgewater to overcome its challenges so that all can thrive in our city!

Current Projects

Thriving Families

  • With a changing community, we are working to build relationships with families that are moving to Edgewater and those who currently do not send their children to Edgewater schools. Our goal is to listen to these parents and bring in highly effective programs that would support these families. We are also organizing parents who have preschool age kids to see what kind of programs they would like to see in our local schools. Our hope is that more Edgewater parents would learn about our local schools and choose to send their children to the neighborhood schools.

Thriving Schools

  • Jefferson Success Pathway: Edgewater Collective is the backbone organization working behind the scenes to bring organizations and community partners together around the goal that all kids in the 80214 zip code succeed from cradle to career.
  • Connecting Resources to Schools: Each year we give out Teacher Mini-Grants to Jefferson Area teachers to help them accomplish their holistic classroom goals. We also work to connect community volunteers into our schools and find highly effective programs to compliment the great work our schools are doing

Thriving Community

  • Empowering Citizen-Led Projects: We’ve found that the best way to impact our community is to empower and resource the ideas of Edgewater residents. Currently, we are assisting Jeannette Sanchez and other residents with the Edgewater Books Nooks project to encourage literacy and help neighbors connect with each other. We also help with the Solarize Edgewater project led by John Beltrone, Xerxes Steirer and Crawford Frazer.
  • Edgewater Echo: We started the Edgewater Echo as an online newspaper for the Edgewater community. Our hope is that the Edgewater Echo will strengthen our community through providing good news stories of what is happening around our great city. As the tag line reads, our desire is to tell the stories of Edgewater’s past, while looking to our future as a city.

Value of Inclusion and Diversity

We are a common good organization which strives to be inclusive of all and value the beauty of diversity.

We welcome all who want to see a thriving Edgewater. It is our hope to offer equal opportunity to all races, ethnicities, religions, genders, sexual orientations, gender identifications, documentation status, abilities, incomes, marital statuses and ages in all levels of staff and governance.