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“Be the ONE” person in a child’s life who makes a difference in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month. The campaign is designed not only to build awareness, but also to encourage participation in a number of activities that will help strengthen our community.
You can “Be the ONE” by getting involved in one of these activities:
- Purchase a Dine Out & Do Good Discount Card for $20. The cards are packed with special offers from the Shops at Northfield Stapleton that are good throughout the month of April and 100% of the proceeds benefit Denver CASA and the work they do advocating for children.
- Nominate someone in the community that is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children for the “Be the One Colorado Contest”. One nominee will be awarded the authentic BE THE ONE BLVD. street sign created by Denver Public Works at the end of the month, along with other goodies.
- Attend a free Love & Logic parenting seminars. Seminars will be held in various areas of the city throughout the month with free child care provided by Mile High Montessori. The Love & Logic philosophy provides simple solutions and practical techniques to help parents with kids of all ages.
- Attend a Pinwheel for Prevention Garden Ceremony to help raise awareness about Child Abuse Prevention Month.
- Become familiar with the five protective factors and share this information with other adults to keep children safe from abuse and neglect.
- Come to the grand opening of the RTD W Line on April 27 at the Federal Decatur Station. There will be free light rail rides, information on city and community resources, and lots of fun activities to help families build strong connections with our community and with each other.
Mayor Hancock Announces Free Access to Recreation Centers for more than 90,000 Denver Kids
Mayor Michael B. Hancock announced that more than 90,000 Denver students now have free, year-round access to the city’s 26 recreation centers and 29 pools with the MY Denver Card. Thanks to Denver voters’ overwhelming support of ballot Measure 2A, the city is able to expand programming at the city’s recreation centers to support all Denver students ages 5 to 18. Presently, the MY Denver Card will act as a recreation center pass and a Denver Public Library card. The Mayor and his administration will continue to work with city partners to increase the scope of services that the MY Denver Card will encompass beyond the initial free access, expanded recreation center programming and pool access. For more information,click here.
Free Tax Preparation at DHS Extended through Apr. 11
Due to increased demand, the free tax-preparation assistance program provided by AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers will continue at DHS’ Castro building through Thurs., Apr. 11. Tax preparation available for all basic returns without income limitations. Services available in 1083 by Child Support Intake from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays & Thursdays on a first-come, first-served basis. For a list of required documents, click here.
Apr. 12: 19th Annual Safe City Youth Summit
The Safe City Youth Summit is a free, fun-filled event where youth between the ages of 13 – 18 can attend interactive workshops and participate in roundtable discussions on the latest youth topics identified by the Safe City Youth Leadership Team and its partners. The event is also an opportunity to connect youth with employers and a variety of summer opportunities.
When: Apr. 12, 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Where: The Denver Convention Center
More info: To register for the Youth Summit contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-913-4707. For information on booth and sponsorship opportunities, contact Program Coordinator Theresa Kimmet at 720-913-4622.
Apr. 17: Spotlight On “KIDS”
When Mayor Michael B. Hancock took office, he outlined core priorities that would be areas of focus for the city under his administration – KIDS, JOBS, SAFETY NET, PUBLIC SAFETY, and SUSTAINABILITY. In this session, focused on the KIDS priority, DOSP and the Office of Children’s Affairs will be partnering with multiple City agencies who work on this issue to highlight their efforts.
When: Apr. 17, 1 – 4 p.m.
Where: Denver Public Library, Central Branch, 10 West 14th Avenue Parkway, Room B2
More info: Click here
Summer Programs 2013
Quality licensed child care providers offer comprehensive recreational programming including arts and crafts, active games and sports, aquatics, field trips and special events, all within a park setting.
When: Registration for the residents of the City and County of Denver begins Mon., Mar. 4, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Registration for non-residents begins Mon., Apr. 29, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Registration is on a first come, first serve basis and will continue Mon. through Fri. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through June 21st, or until the program has reached capacity.
Where: Registration must be completed in person at Community Recreation, 1849 Emerson St., by parent or legal guardian.
More info: Click here
Financial Assistance Available for Child Care
Thanks to the passage of Measure 2A, the Denver Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) will be able to provide child care for more low-income working families in Denver, as well as help child care providers improve the quality of care they are able to provide to those families. Denver received $2.5 million in funding this year to help more families afford quality child care. The dollars make it possible for families with newborns to children age 13 and special needs youth up to age 18 to afford child care, while parents work, attend school or look for a job. To apply, visit http://www.denverccap.org.
Due Apr. 30: Applications for Human Services Grants
Applications for The Lawrence Foundation’s June grant cycle are due Apr. 30. The Foundation focuses on environmental, human services and other causes. The Foundation makes both program and operating grants and does not have any geographic restrictions. Nonprofit organizations that qualify for public charity status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or public schools and libraries are eligible for contributions or grants.
More info: Lawrence Foundation Web site
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