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Homelessness in Our Backyard

On August 22, 2014, Posted by , In News, By ,,,,, , With Comments Off on Homelessness in Our Backyard

Today the Denver Post released a sobering look¬†at homeless families titled “Trying to Live, Trying to Learn.” Take the time to read this important story of families within our community who are struggling to survive. Watch the video to see the faces of the children and parents. The families chronicled…

Jovial Gardens Opportunities

On August 21, 2014, Posted by , In Gardening, With Comments Off on Jovial Gardens Opportunities

Volunteer opportunity description: Like to get your hands dirty? Want to learn more about organic gardening, and help beautify and feed your community at the same time? Well, we have the volunteer opportunity for you!!

Keeping an Open Mind

On August 18, 2014, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Keeping an Open Mind

I stepped into the school and immediately knew something was different. As I walked down the quiet hallway, college banners hung over each doorway. My guide took me into a big meeting room and a few seconds later, excited students rushed into the room led by their teachers. The students…

Confronting the Brutal Facts

On August 13, 2014, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Confronting the Brutal Facts

When we moved to Edgewater, we wanted to enroll our daughters in our neighborhood elementary school. But when we looked at the Great Schools website and found that they rated Lumberg Elementary as a 2 out of 10, we honestly thought twice about whether to send our daughters to Lumberg….

Aspen Trees and Collective Impact

On August 12, 2014, Posted by , In News, By , , With Comments Off on Aspen Trees and Collective Impact

Last summer we moved into our home in Edgewater, and thankfully, the¬†backyard landscaping looked beautiful. Four aspen trees were planted in the backyard and seemed to be growing well. After a year of fast growth, we began to realize a problem with the trees. They were planted right below the…

After School Study Buddies

On August 11, 2014, Posted by , In Elementary, With Comments Off on After School Study Buddies

Volunteer opportunity description: Looking for Seniors (age 50+) from Edgewater and around, every Wednesday from 2:45pm – 6:00pm to help with after school study/supper club at Edgewater Elementary School

Jefferson Community Garden

On August 8, 2014, Posted by , In Gardening, With Comments Off on Jefferson Community Garden

Thanks to great interest from our community, our plots are all full for this growing season. We are still looking for volunteers with general garden maintenance. Email us for more information on volunteering in the garden.

Coming Soon

On August 8, 2014, Posted by , In Early Childhood,Events,Families,Middle School, With Comments Off on Coming Soon

Volunteer opportunities coming soon! If your nonprofit or organization focuses on children, youth or families in our area and needs volunteers, click here to let us know about your volunteer opportunity.

Open World Learning Volunteers

On August 8, 2014, Posted by , In Elementary, With Comments Off on Open World Learning Volunteers

Volunteer opportunity description: Volunteer at least once a week at the Edgewater Elementary OWL after-school program. The site operates from 3:15-6:00pm, each Monday-Thursday.

Extra Innings

On August 1, 2014, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Extra Innings

We are so close to our $50,000 goal for the end of July that we thought we would extend our drive into extra innings to reach the goal. Our hope is to raise the remaining $4,912 by Friday, August 8. We have already raised $45,088 this year! Thank you so…