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Celebrate Youth Creating a Healthier Denver Together on May 14th, 2015

RSVP online http://goo.gl/w9cmae or by calling 720-353-4120 ext 220. Since early 2014, some of Denver’s most dedicated leaders in youth and community engagement – including Denver Parks and Recreation, the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver, LiveWell Colorado, and Earth Force – have joined together to improve our local recreation centers and combat youth …

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Join Globeville, Elyria-Swansea LiveWell at Monthly Health Talks or Charlas de Salud

The Charlas are facilitated in partnership with Clinica Tepeyac and Globeville, Elyria Swansea LiveWell. They have a health talk, enjoy lunch, and have a conversation on what steps we can take to better individual’s health. The Charlas are hosted at the Holy Transfiguration Church.​ They occur every 3rd Wednesday of the month from 11:45am-1:45pm. Lunch and child …

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City of Loveland Invests in Thompson School District

At the recent Colorado Bike Summit, hosted by Bicycle Colorado, one of the sessions focused on Safe Routes to School (SRTS). While federal and state dollars have allowed CDOT to award schools and communities grants to address the needs at their schools since 2005, SRTS is not just a funding program. Communities across Colorado often …

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Join Globeville, Elyria-Swansea LiveWell in Registering for the Clinica Tepeyac 5k in Globeville

Residents and partners are invited to join in the Clinica Tepeyac 5k in Globeville on Saturday, May 10th. The event goal is to increase healthy living behaviors for families and increase opportunities for active living in Denver and our surrounding areas.  Clinica Tepeyac is a community-based and founded nonprofit 501 c (3). It is a safety …

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Healthy Eating and Active Living Programs at Recreation Centers Positively Impacting Youth

The Youth-Driven Healthy Recreation Centers Collective programming is making a difference for youth and families in the Globeville neighborhood at the Stapleton Recreation Center.  During a recent meeting with a GSK Program Facilitator and Stapleton staff member, a parent within earshot of the meeting began to rave about how her family has benefitted from the healthy eating …

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Digging It

My husband and I started backyard gardening for fun, but mostly because we love to eat. We were first-time homeowners, without children, and we had this small expanse of land (a tiny back yard) that seemed to be a perfect place for more food. We were, and are, spectacularly untalented. I have friends who nurture …

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Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation Alumni to Mentor Youth

Youth involved at Swansea, Stapleton, and St. Charles recreation centers are gearing up for a month filled with leadership development provided by the Denver Metro Chamber of Leadership Foundation in March! Youth will be involved with “Sandwiches with the Pros” and will discuss how the Foundation alumni choose their educational and career paths, and will …

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LiveWell Colorado: Looking Toward the Future

We have exciting news to share. In our first five years, LiveWell Colorado worked with partners across the state to make significant strides toward obesity prevention. Collectively, we increased awareness of the issue of obesity, mobilized champions and started a powerful movement with a strong emphasis on personal and family behavior change. Now, LiveWell Colorado …

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Social Interaction Through Art

While Walter Macias may have only been working at St. Charles Recreation Centers as MY Denver staff or six months, he spent a year before that volunteering with enrichment programs and grew up in the neighborhood surrounding St. Charles. He also currently lives just a couple of blocks from the recreation center. It’s clear he’s passionate