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Jefferson Community Center Open on Thursdays

On September 6, 2017, Posted by , In News, By , With No Comments

The Jefferson Community Center will be open from 2-4 pm on Thursdays during the month of September starting this Thursday, September 7. Our computer lab for parents is now up and running too. Representatives from Jeffco Public Schools Title I Department and resource navigators from Jefferson Center for Mental Health…

Last Edgewater Market and Music of the Season

On September 5, 2017, Posted by , In Events,News, With No Comments

  The City of Edgewater is wrapping up their Market and Music for the season this Thursday night from 5-8 pm. We are partnering with Joyride Brewing Company to sell their local brews during the market. Proceeds from the beer sales go to benefit the College Jumpstart program and its…

All Jefferson Area Elementary Schools Improve

On August 31, 2017, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

On August 30, 2017, the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) released the preliminary School Improvement Frameworks for schools across Colorado. Schools are assigned plan types based on their performance. Performance is based on academic achievement and longitudinal academic growth. Based on performance, CDE assigns one of the following plans to schools:…

Action Steps: Achievable Housing for Teachers and Seniors

On August 21, 2017, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With No Comments

On Saturday morning we held our first community meeting to discern community support for affordable housing in Edgewater and what might be the best way forward. We had a great discussion and those who attended brought a variety of experiences, expertise and thoughts to the table. Feelings and thoughts toward…

First Day of School and a Place to Focus

On August 17, 2017, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

Today was the start of a new school year for many in the Jefferson Area schools. The Class of 2023 started their seventh grade experience at Jefferson Junior/Senior High School and the rest of the students will follow tomorrow. Teachers and school staff are recharged and ready to go for a…

Action Steps for Affordable Housing in Edgewater: August 19

On August 4, 2017, Posted by , In Events,News, With No Comments

The time to act on affordable housing in Edgewater is now because the window to see any meaningful change is quickly closing. With our work on the Jefferson Success Pathway, we have been tracking rental rates and home prices in the 80214 area. We track these because 9 in 10 children…

Edgewater Book Nook Design Contest

On June 19, 2017, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

    Help us promote community and literacy in Edgewater! Edgewater residents are invited to submit your creative ideas to design your very own Book Nook. Submissions will be judged on design, cost effectiveness, sustainability, and creative repurposing of materials. Designs should also consider seasonal durability. Current Book Nook owners…

Become a Mentor and Help Connect a Jefferson Grad to College

On June 1, 2017, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

We have almost 50 students signed up for the College Jumpstart program this summer! We are looking for mentors to meet with students three times during the summer to help prepare students for college. Here is what the mentor role entails: Mentor meeting at 11:30 am on Wednesday, June 14…

College Jumpstart Update

On May 18, 2017, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

Yesterday 92 Jefferson students walked off the Ellie Caulkins Opera House stage as high school graduates! This means that Jefferson Junior/Senior High School will maintain their big increases in their graduation rate. The hard work of students, families, teachers and staff is paying off. Of these 92 graduates, 80% of them…

Thank You for a Successful Edgewater Community Festival

On May 17, 2017, Posted by , In News, By , With No Comments

  We are still overwhelmed with excitement and gratitude for everyone that made the first Edgewater Community Festival a success last weekend! It truly was a collective effort to make this community event successful. Our mission is to cultivate partnerships to foster thriving Edgewater families, schools and community. The Edgewater Community Festival…