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Teacher Mini-Grant Winners Announced

On January 19, 2016, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Teacher Mini-Grant Winners Announced

It is common knowledge that teachers use their own financial resources to buy necessary resources for their classrooms even though their salaries are lower than other professionals. We started the Teacher Mini-Grants so that teachers would have extra funds to innovate in the classroom and drive student success.. Jefferson Area…

Job Opportunity with Colorado Statewide Parent Coalition

On January 18, 2016, Posted by , In News, By ,,, , With Comments Off on Job Opportunity with Colorado Statewide Parent Coalition

Thanks to the generous support of the Daniels Fund, Colorado Statewide Parent Coalition will be bringing their highly effective PASO program to the Jefferson Area. This excellent program provides a free, 9 month training program for parents and family members who are already caring for younger children. The PASO program is…

Our Vision: A Thriving Edgewater for All

On November 23, 2015, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Our Vision: A Thriving Edgewater for All

  Our vision is that our small city of less than a square mile can be a place where everyone has a chance to thrive. How do we accomplish this? Instead of starting our own programs, we are committed to bringing people and organizations together to demolish the roadblocks that…

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…