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Ways to Partner with Us

On November 21, 2015, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Ways to Partner with Us

General Operating Expenses – Any Amount We have raised 72% of the funds to meet our year end goal of $110,000. We are looking to raise $30,000 by December 31. Your gifts fund our three main projects: Jefferson Success Pathway: bringing our whole community together to help all kids in…

Become a Business Sponsor of Edgewater Collective

On October 6, 2015, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Become a Business Sponsor of Edgewater Collective

In the beginning, we picked “Collective” as part of our name because we wanted to be a community based nonprofit where local residents and business owners would play an important role in the work. We are recruiting sponsors to provide a way for people like you to become personally a part…

What We’ve Been Working On…

On September 25, 2015, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on What We’ve Been Working On…

Our mission is to cultivate partnerships for thriving Edgewater families, schools and community. We do this through providing tools and forums for connection, communication and collaboration. Most of the time this work is behind the scenes so we thought we would give you an idea of what we’ve been working on…

Mentoring Students to Career Success

On August 4, 2015, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Mentoring Students to Career Success

  In 2015 we are providing $5,000 to bring Goodwill’s excellent Career Plus mentoring program to Jefferson Jr/Sr High School. Goodwill Careers Plus Mentoring provides a place for current high school students to connect with mentors from the community who are successful in the workplace and want to help students be successful…

Inspiring Students Through Classroom Mini-Grants

On August 4, 2015, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Inspiring Students Through Classroom Mini-Grants

      This past spring we sponsored a mini-grant for 5th grade teachers at Lumberg Elementary School which allowed most of the 5th grade students to build a rocket and launch it. We were able to watch the excitement as the students saw their rocket shoot into the skies…

Cultivating Co-Creators in Edgewater

On July 17, 2015, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Cultivating Co-Creators in Edgewater

Recently, I came across author Peter Kageyama and his books For the Love of Cities and Love Where You Live. In these books, Kageyama explores the emotional connection residents have with their city and the economic benefits that love for one’s city brings. In For the Love of Cities, Kageyama writes, “The city,…

Welcoming a New Team Member

On June 26, 2015, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Welcoming a New Team Member

We are excited to announce that we have hired German Zárate-Bohórquez as our part-time Community Liaison. German (pronounced Herman in Spanish) is currently working on his Masters in Nonprofit Management from Regis and has worked at Brothers Redevelopment in Edgewater. His wife is a teacher at Foster Elementary in Arvada…

Build-a-Pile Workshop at Jefferson Garden

On June 24, 2015, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Build-a-Pile Workshop at Jefferson Garden

Come learn how to build a compost pile from Master Composter and Edgewater resident Jason Bump! This Saturday, June 27 from 9-11 am At the Jefferson High School Community Garden (24th and Pierce St.) You do not need to be a member of the Jefferson Garden to participate. Open to…

The Importance of a Hometown Newspaper

On June 22, 2015, Posted by , In News, By , , With Comments Off on The Importance of a Hometown Newspaper

From an early age, I loved running out to get the newspaper to read up on the local stories and check the score of the New York Mets’ game from the day before. Before the Internet and cell phones, this was the way to stay up-to-date with what was happening. Information…

We Are Hiring!

On May 26, 2015, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on We Are Hiring!

One of our early goals with Edgewater Collective was to educate and empower parents to take an active role in their child’s education. Over the past two years we have noticed that the language barrier has hindered our grassroots efforts to build parent networks in our community. For this reason,…