Educate Local: School Bridges

On December 2, 2016, Posted by , In News, By , , With No Comments

This week we have been writing about our three focus areas for connecting our thriving community to our neighborhood schools so they will thrive. We are raising up School Champions to share school success stories and change the narrative about our neighborhood schools. We are also committed to raising more…

Educate Local: School Champions

On November 30, 2016, Posted by , In News, By , , With No Comments

Over the next few days we are spotlighting our focus areas for connecting our schools to our thriving Edgewater community. Read the intro from yesterday here. Today we are focusing on our idea for raising up School Champions in our neighborhoods. As we have talked to community members, Edgewater area schools have…

Support Edgewater Collective on Colorado Gives Day

On November 29, 2016, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With No Comments

  Colorado’s largest one-day online giving event is coming up on Tuesday, December 6! This year there is a $1 Million Incentive Fund thanks to Community First Foundation and First Bank. Every nonprofit receiving a donation on Colorado Gives Day receives a portion of the Incentive Fund, which increases the value…

Educate Local: Thriving Schools, Thriving Community

On November 29, 2016, Posted by , In News, By , , With 1 Comment

There is a growing localist movement across the world which emphasizes promoting and supporting local businesses and communities. Just this past Saturday American Express promoted Small Business Saturday which encourages people to shop small and shop local. Supporting local businesses builds up the local economy with dollars remaining in the…

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…

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…

Renter’s Rights Workshop

On March 3, 2016, Posted by , In Events,News, By , , With Comments Off on Renter’s Rights Workshop

Join us for a free Renter’s Rights Workshop Housing law Protections for renters Unsafe housing conditions How to reach out to your landlord. English Workshop: April 2, 2016 1-2:30 pm Edgewater Rec Room 5845 W. 25th Ave., Edgewater Led by Brothers Redevelopment Sponsored by Edgewater Collective Click here for a…

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…

Jefferson Area Community Meetings

On December 15, 2014, Posted by , In News, By ,,,,, , With Comments Off on Jefferson Area Community Meetings

Last week Jeffco Schools announced plans to reorganize some of our focus schools in an effort to raise student achievement. They are calling this the “Jefferson Plan” and efforts to receive parent, teacher and community input continue this week. As we have communicated, it is important to confront the brutal…

The Jefferson Plan: Empowering Our Parents

On December 12, 2014, Posted by , In News, By ,,,, , With Comments Off on The Jefferson Plan: Empowering Our Parents

One of the challenges of working in our community is accurately portraying the challenges of our community while also talking about its assets. A reality of families in our six focus schools is that over 90% of children receive free or reduced lunch rates because of family income. Yet, just…