Archive | July, 2011

So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Good Night

Sometimes it’s tough to say good-bye and today was one of those times as it was my last day to help prepare lunch at Bridges of Silence. Today was their last day of school and, consequently, the summer food program. This final day for Bridges consisted of weeding, harvesting, playing games and eating. Watching their wide […]

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Connecting Communities for the Common Good

The Colorado Convention Center, Korbel Ballroom was filled with faith-based and neighborhood organization representatives today for the Connecting Communities for the Common Good Conference (one of many in a series across the US). This conference came from the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Networking and sharing best practices of connecting communities was the purpose, with a look at […]

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Mobile Site in Loveland

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Summer Food on the Move!

When was the last time you walked to your neighborhood school? Think about the route you would take, the shortest and safest way. How long would it take? Would you send your children that course on their own? Some ways to school are long and do not include sidewalks or crosswalks or may be in […]

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Kudos to Castle Rock

Susan Meeker went to great lengths to feed children in Castle Rock.  With help from friends, she individually enrolled each kid, solicited help from Douglas County School District for the food, and planned enrichment activities for every day that lunch was offered. Because 40% of students at South Street Elementary qualify for free or reduced-price (FRP) meals, they cannot operate […]

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Lakewood Mayor Visits Two Summer Food Sites!

Lakewood Mayor Bob Murphy visited both O’Connell Middle School and 11th Avenue Head Start for lunch on July 12!  After finding out that many school sites in Jefferson County would not be offering the program this summer, Sharon Keith, Family Services Manager with the Department of Community Resources, did a wonderful job finding space for […]

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If Kids Want to Play, Colorado Miners Makes a Way

While the Colorado Miners youth program has been in operation since 2004, the Colorado Miners Community Center (CMCC) only opened its doors last August. The mission of Colorado Miners is “To inspire a sense of responsibility, self-worth, confidence and leadership within young athletes for themselves, their families and their communities.” This community recreation center opened by the program has it […]

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