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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,…

Fundraiser at Joyride Brewing Company

On February 27, 2015, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Fundraiser at Joyride Brewing Company

Stop by Edgewater’s Joyride Brewing Company on Saturday, March 21 and support Edgewater Collective. $1 from each beer sold from 1-4 pm will be donated to our work. Joyride has TVs throughout so you can watch March Madness and enjoy a delicious brew! Joyride is located at 2501 Sheridan Boulevard….

Focusing on Our Rallying Cry

On January 23, 2015, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Focusing on Our Rallying Cry

In his book, “Silos, Politics and Turf Wars,” Patrick Lencioni describes how having a rallying cry for an organization can break down organizational silos and political divisions. He gives the example of an emergency room, where doctors, nurses and staff rally around taking care of the health emergencies. The focus isn’t…

Help Create a Better Edgewater

On January 22, 2015, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Help Create a Better Edgewater

Many people move to Edgewater for the small town feel of our city. What if we took advantage of this opportunity and created more opportunities for neighbors and residents to connect? We are organizing a Community Building Team to create opportunities and events for Edgewater folks to connect and create a…

Help a Lumberg Family

On January 21, 2015, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Help a Lumberg Family

This week we were made aware of a Lumberg family who is need of some resources to provide for their children. A grandmother with five grandchildren is living in a small apartment that has cockroaches. They are moving into a bigger apartment at the beginning of February and are in need…