Each day of Leadership Week, the students board buses to travel to various locations throughout the city to learn first-hand about careers in police and fire departments, businesses, the medical field, and non-profit organizations.
Anger has been growing after two recent incidents of gun violence at East High School, which left one student dead and two administrators wounded. Thousands of students, parents, teachers, and administrators are demanding that leaders at Denver Public Schools (DPS) take action to make schools safer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
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.