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Educate Local: School Champions

On November 30, 2016, Posted by , In News, By , , With No Comments

Over the next few days we are spotlighting our focus areas for connecting our schools to our thriving Edgewater community. Read the intro from yesterday here. Today we are focusing on our idea for raising up School Champions in our neighborhoods. As we have talked to community members, Edgewater area schools have…

Support Edgewater Collective on Colorado Gives Day

On November 29, 2016, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With No Comments

  Colorado’s largest one-day online giving event is coming up on Tuesday, December 6! This year there is a $1 Million Incentive Fund thanks to Community First Foundation and First Bank. Every nonprofit receiving a donation on Colorado Gives Day receives a portion of the Incentive Fund, which increases the value…

Educate Local: Thriving Schools, Thriving Community

On November 29, 2016, Posted by , In News, By , , With 1 Comment

There is a growing localist movement across the world which emphasizes promoting and supporting local businesses and communities. Just this past Saturday American Express promoted Small Business Saturday which encourages people to shop small and shop local. Supporting local businesses builds up the local economy with dollars remaining in the…

Valuing Diversity and Inclusion Over Hate

On November 13, 2016, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

In the wake of the election, reports of racist incidents are popping up across the United States. Trump’s racist and derogatory statements against women, minorities and immigrants create fear among many. On the Wednesday morning after the election, there were tears and a sense of fear among children in our local schools….

Unveiling the 2016 Jefferson Success Pathway Community Report

On November 11, 2016, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

One of the foundational practices of this cradle to career collective impact work is using data to drive our decisions. We use data as a flashlight to see what is working well and scale up these successes. Each fall the Jefferson Success Pathway releases a Community Report showing the student achievement…

Focusing Our Vision in a Changing Community

On October 24, 2016, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

Since we launched Edgewater Collective in the spring of 2013, our Edgewater community has changed quite a bit. Here are some of the changes we have seen: Multi-family rental rates in our area have risen almost $400 from $945 in March 2013 t0 $1,331 in July 2016 The median home…

Class of 2023 Jefferson Junior High Honors Day

We are always on the lookout for investments in our local schools that can be game changers for students and our school ecosystem. For the last few decades, the perception of Jefferson High School has not been a positive one. The general consensus has been that if a family wants…

Showcasing Edgewater: Planning the Edgewater Community Festival

On October 4, 2016, Posted by , In News, By , With No Comments

If you have lived in Edgewater more than ten years, you remember Edgewater Days. Edgewater Days was a well known, multi-day festival that celebrated the Edgewater community complete with a parade and many other different events. It began in the 1960s and ran through the mid-2000s. In 1987, Westword ranked…

Youth Farmers’ Market Coming to Jefferson

On September 28, 2016, Posted by , In News, By , , With No Comments

  Thanks to a partnership with Slow Food Denver, Denver Urban Gardens, Edgewater Collective and HEALthy Edgewater, Jefferson Junior/Senior High School will have a Youth Farmers’ Market on Fridays starting on September 30. Students from the FCCLA Club at Jefferson will run the market with help from community volunteers. The market will be located on the west…

Jefferson Area Teacher Mini-Grant Award Winners Announced

Today we are excited to announce the three winners of the Jefferson Area Teacher Mini-Grants. The goal of these grants is to inspire teachers at Molholm Elementary, Edgewater Elementary, Lumberg Elementary and Jefferson Junior/Senior High to innovate and pursue creative projects in the classroom to drive the milestone goals of the…