Our W. Colfax Neighborhood

Our primary community development efforts have focused in the W. Colfax neighborhood where our community center facility is located. Our strategies focus on creating opportunities for the community to learn new skills, to enable people to act together, and to foster social inclusion and cooperation.

We have observed that education AND community empowerment together stimulate the transformation aspired to by its citizens, especially for our community with limited educational and development resources.

One example of our efforts involves our leadership in starting and supporting the neighborhood association, WeCAN in our immediate vicinity. Its impact in the neighborhood has been quite outstanding, neighbor participation rates are very strong, and even crime levels reduced 19.1% last year.

Visit WeCAN online at http://www.wecandenver.org/

Read the article about the extraordinary Neighborhood Festival that occurred this year.