Acquire the 25-acre Park Hill Campus to provide multicultural and multigenerational uses, including high-quality K-12 education, permanently affordable housing for seniors and college students, culinary arts training and shared spaces for the community.
Create opportunities where neighborhood culture and voice are considered in neighborhood improvement efforts. This includes projects in the Colorado Smelter Revitalization Plan, establishing a sustainable platform with systems in place allowing residents to work holistically with government officials and community partners, and where community members have the capacity to independently accomplish projects impacting their health.
To construct a 41-unit, multifamily affordable housing property serving households whose income is between 30% AMI and 60% AMI in Alamosa, CO and is the first new, affordable housing development in Alamosa in nearly 20 years. The name of the development is The Iron Horse.
Develop and implement an action plan to address the social-emotional needs after a year of interrupted education and isolation through a recovery committee comprised of community members, teachers, administrators and students. The plan will increase the community/district partnerships to increase supports for youth.
Expand upon current We Are FARMily project to provide fifth-day programming with high school students in rural southern Colorado and launch COVID-19 community relief effort - the Grow Feed Change Project (GFCP).
Implementing a new training program for refugee and immigrant women and teens to gain skills in mental health first aid, peer mental health facilitation, and healthcare navigation while filling linguistic and cultural gaps for local health and mental health agencies.
Strengthening Community Voice and Institutional Responsiveness Through RISE's Holistic Family Engagement Model
Support low-income families, families of color, and immigrant, refugee, and undocumented families as they strengthen their voice and become change agents for educational equity in the public school system in Aurora.
Partner with Lansing elementary school in Aurora to provide weekly Peace Warrior classes using mindfulness, art and mentoring to deepen the focus on resilience-based character and virtue development focused on attachment, self-regulation and competency.
Identify nature-based interventions to positively impact the health and well being of the Latinx population and improve health equity and overall community health. Together we will be increasing community voice by gathering residents and empowering individuals to make change.
Increasing Access to Care through Behavioral Health Treatment Scholarships, Employee Assistance Programming, Adaptive Technology Infrastructure, and Community and Insurance Navigation
Create an adaptive online system and bilingual, bicultural community and insurance navigation system to increase access to sustainable care.This project will focus on providing access to behavioral health (mental health and substance use) for all community members, particularly targeting Latinx (~32% of our population) and?low income individuals who have historically faced significant barriers to accessing behavioral health services in our community.