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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…

Volunteers Needed: Jefferson Elementary Track Meet

On September 14, 2016, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

  This Saturday, September 17 we are continuing the great tradition started by Lumberg Elementary’s gym teacher Steve Zott. 4th-6th grade students from Edgewater, Lumberg, Molholm and Patterson will be participating in the Jefferson Elementary Track Meet at Jefferson Junior/Senior High School (2305 Pierce Street). We are looking for volunteers…

Support Edgewater Collective While Shopping

On August 30, 2016, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

Amazon has provided an easy way to shop AND raise funds for nonprofits in the process as part of their AmazonSmile program. The AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5% of each eligible sale to the nonprofit of the customer’s choice. Edgewater Collective is part of the AmazonSmile program and you can support…

20th and Depew: Affordable Housing Opportunities in Edgewater

On June 14, 2016, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With Comments Off on 20th and Depew: Affordable Housing Opportunities in Edgewater

At the northeast corner of Depew Street and 20th Avenue in Edgewater sits vacant retail stores and a deteriorating parking lot. Since King Soopers moved to its present location on Sheridan Boulevard, the main retail center has sat vacant. Since then there have been numerous proposals and plans for the…