In rain or snow, in sunshine or darkness, about 10 to 20 men gather every Tuesday at 5:30am near the sledding hill in Central Park for an intense workout.
It’s become an annual November tradition: Tajahi Cooke, known as Chef Taj, and his team cook thousands of meals to deliver to people in need. He calls it “Madsgiving”—since there’s a little madness in undertaking such a project.
New Programs Are Growing at The Urban Farm
When Michelle Graham arrived as the new executive director of The Urban Farm three years ago, the organization was struggling. Fundraising was down, the main building was in desperate need of upgrading, and there were just four full-time employees.
Positive Developments for Northeast Denver Innovation Schools
After a tumultuous year of difficult setbacks, the Northeast Denver Innovation Zone recently benefited from a series of developments, including the reversal of a controversial policy, the passage of a beneficial law, and the hiring of a new leader.
Safer Neighborhoods Forum
Panelists include Denver District Attorney Beth McCann, State Representatives Jennifer Bacon and Steven Woodrow, Denver Youth Violence Prevention Program Manager Felicia Rodriguez, Together Colorado’s Vickie Wilhite, Denver Police Chief Ron Thomas, and District 5 Lt. Kevin Hines. To submit a question to the panelists, go to the ‘Ask Front Porch” tab at the top of the page.
A House for Healing: Counseling and Support for Grieving Families
For 20 years, Judi’s House has provided grief support and counseling for children and their families who have experienced the death of a loved one. The organization, which was founded by former Broncos quarterback Brian Griese and his wife Brook, has helped 12,000 people cope with bereavement.
It’s “Pretty Exciting” to Find a New Friend
“The first thing newcomers say is, ‘This group was so welcoming,’” says Rouse. “We want to help women. I mean, we know how it felt when we first moved into a new community because we all went through it.”
Message to Central Park residents: The “financial health” of your special district is being “negatively impacted.”
The issue? Refinancing bonds for Central Park infrastructure construction at a lower rate—a move that could save Central Park property owners $65-70 million in interest over the life of bonds.
Project Worthmore: Welcoming Refugees as they Start a New Life
With Afghan refugees starting to arrive, Project Worthmore’s years of experience and range of programs offer the structure needed to provide a warm welcome for these newcomers.
Ballot Will Determine Fate of Park Hill Golf Course
This November, two similarly-worded ballot initiatives with opposite intentions will decide the fate of the Park Hill Golf Course, a currently unused 155-acre open space that sits at the corner of Colorado Blvd. and E. 35th Ave.