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    Dear Rebecca, 

     

    Here is your weekly Community Newswork from GIVE Denver, a program of Denver Human Services. 

     

    DENVER HUMAN SERVICES / CITY EVENTS

     

    “Be The One” This April

     “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. 

    For more information, visit http://www.denvergov.org/preventchildabuse   

      

    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 safe.city@denvergov.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.

       

     

     

    FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

     

    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

     

    CHILD OF THE WEEK

     

    Meet Eddie   

     

    This young man is an active, outdoorsy fellow who loves animals. Eddie would love to be with a family that likes animals and fishing just as much as he does.  This thoughtful seventh grader is artistically inclined yet versatile: he also enjoys dinosaurs and reading nonfiction. Help Eddie find a loving, adoptive home by calling 720.944.4000 or visiting http://www.adoptex.org. 

     

    COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

     

    DPP & CCAP Enrollment Opportunity

    Historic Margery Reed Mayo Day Nursery at 1128 28th Street in Denver is now enrolling children from birth to age 5. The center is open Mon. – Fri. 7 a.m. -6 p.m. and offers a free morning preschool classroom for children 3-5 years of age. The program is a Denver Preschool Program (DPP) Provider and accepts Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) payments. The program’s Creative Curriculum is evidence-based, has been approved by the Colorado Department of Education, and includes Head Start, Early Head Start, and the Colorado Preschool Program.

    More info: Call (303) 308-1420 or visit http://www.ccdenver.org  

     

    Mar. 29: Deadline for Applications for New Denver Immigrant and Refugee Commission

    The Commission is looking for individuals who are committed to representing their community and working collaboratively with other immigrant and refugee communities and commissions toward common goals.  

    More info: Interested applicants should contact Anthony.Aragon@denvergov.org for application.

     

     

    April 1: Be The One Blvd. Unveiling

    SE Corner of Colfax & Bannock, 2 – 2:45 p.m.

    Child Abuse Prevention Month in Denver will begin with Mayor Michael B. Hancock and DHS Manager Penny May hosting a special ceremony to honor five people in our community who dedicate their time to children. The ceremony will include a special planting of “Pinwheels for Prevention” to represent the vibrant futures of children that are made possible with community wide investment. Additionally, the mayor will unveil a street sign renaming Bannock St. to BE THE ONE BLVD. in order to remind all of our residents we each have a role to play in keeping our children safe. 

     

    Cooking Classes for Parents and their Teens

    Learn to cook healthy food on a budget! Class is free. You will receive free groceries, prepare and enjoy food as a class, tour local grocery store and receive information and advice on food stamp benefits.

    When: Wednesdays, Apr. 10 – May 15, 6 – 8 p.m.

    Where: Manual High School, room 136

    More info: To register call Andrea Silva, 303-292-2281

    Please note: Parents/guardians and their teens need to attend together.

      

    Apr. 12: Love & Logic Seminar (Spanish Session)

    Join us for a free Love & Logic parenting seminar 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.

    When: Apr. 12, 9 – 10:30 a.m.

    Where: Castro Elementary, 845 S. Lowell St.

    More info: This seminar will be held in SPANISH! RSVP to 720-944-6005. http://www.denvergov.org/preventchildabuse 

      

    Apr. 12: College Friday is Coming Up!

    College In Colorado is encouraging everyone across our state to wear college logo apparel. Dig out those hats and put on those shirts and sweaters to show support for Colorado students and to foster discussions about the importance of college and career training.

    When: Apr. 12

    More info: College in Colorado outreach teams will spread out across the state to visit schools participating in College Friday activities. You can share your plans with Director of Communications Chase Squires at Chase.Squires@cic.state.co.us.

    Visit https://secure.collegeincolorado.org/ for more info.

       

    Apr. 17: Love & Logic Seminar

    Join us for a free Love & Logic parenting seminar 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.

    When: Apr. 17, 6 – 7:30 p.m.

    Where: Greenwood Elementary, 5130 Durham Ct.

    More info: This seminar will be held in SPANISH! RSVP to 720-944-6005. http://www.denvergov.org/preventchildabuse

     

    Apr. 20: Who Said you Couldn’t Be Yourself Youth Conference

    Do you know a teen ages 10 – 18? Encourage them to attend this year’s youth conference. This year’s conference theme will focus on “Identity: Who Said You Couldn’t Be Yourself”. The goal of the conference is to educate youth about the images, stereotypes and the entry level or “gateway” offenses, that get them into the criminal justice system for the first time. Workshops will highlight decision-making strategies that will encourage self-determination skills for youth.

    When: Apr. 20, 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.

    Where: East High School (1600 City Park)

    More info: Email denvernaacpyouth@comcast.net for more information.

       

    Apr. 24: Love & Logic Seminar

    Join us for a free Love & Logic parenting seminar 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.

    When: Apr. 24, 5:30 – 7 p.m.

    Where: Eastside Human Services, 3815 Steele St., Denver

    More info: This seminar will be held in SPANISH! RSVP to 720-944-6005. http://www.denvergov.org/preventchildabuse

     

    Apr. 27: RTD W Line Opening

    Come to the grand opening of the RTD W Line. 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.

    When: Apr. 27, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

    Where: Federal Decatur Station.

     

    Apr. 27: Announcing the 4th Annual Colorado Youth at Risk 

    Career Exploration Day!

    The Colorado Youth at Risk Career Exploration Day is a chance for youth to meet professionals in a variety of different career fields and learn about what it takes to do what they do! 

    When: Apr. 27th, 1 – 4 p.m. 

    Where: Auraria Campus, North Classroom Building, 1200 Larimer St, Denver CO 80217
    More info: Please contact Sarah McGill or Marisol Rodriguez for additional information at 303-623-9140 or

    sarah@coloradoyouthatrisk.org or

    marisol@coloradoyouthatrisk.org

     

    Apr. 30: Love & Logic Seminar

    Join us for a free Love & Logic parenting seminar 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.

    When: Apr. 30, 6 – 7:30  p.m.

    Where: La Alama Recreation Center, 1325 W 11th Ave. Denver

    More info: This seminar will be held in SPANISH! RSVP to 720-944-6005. http://www.denvergov.org/preventchildabuse

     

    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT / CONTINUING EDUCATION

     

    Apr. 5: Colorado Collective Impact Convention: Benefits Navigation & Client Advocacy

    This highly interactive convention offers an exciting day of problem-solving and information-sharing. Come for the day and you will leave with a new lens: able to take at least ONE critical action to improve your agency’s services; inspired to advocate for ONE policy that will help you more effectively deliver services; and armed with an action plan for engaging at least ONE program participant in learning new ways to advocate for themselves. $15 student rate available.

    When: Apr. 5, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Where: Central Presbyterian Fellowship Hall, 1660 Sherman St. Denver, CO 80203
    More info: For more information and to register Click here

     

     

     

    Useful Phone Numbers

     

    Child Abuse Hotline

    720-944-3000

       

    Adult Protection

    720-944-2994

     

    DHS Customer Service

    720-944-3666

     

    Child Support Services

    720-944-2960

     

    Foster Care

    720-944-4000

     

    GIVE Denver Center

    720-944-GIVE (4483)

     

    Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)

    720-944-KIDS (5437)

     

    Low–Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)

    866-HEAT-HELP

     

    City & County Information

    311

     

    Colorado Relay / TDD

    711

     

     

    Connecting Community Partners

     

    Mile High United Way

    Referral Line for
    Non-Emergency Human Services 

    2-1-1

     

    Hunger Free Hotline

    855-855-4626

     

     Human Services Network

    Upcoming Trainings

     

    Community Resource Center

    Trainings

     

    CO Nonprofit Assn.
    Member Trainings 

     

    Denver Office of Strategic Partnerships

    Training Calendar

     

    JVA Consulting Trainings

    Information Page

     

    JVA Consulting Weekly Grant Announcements

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