South Platte Communities United

Braiding Opportunities For Change

What is South Platte Communities United?

COVID-19 Update 4.14.20

On March 25th, 2020 Gov. Jared Polis extend the "Stay-At-Home" order for Colorado residents through April 26th. Residents of Arapahoe County will observe this order through April 26th following Tri-County Health Departments recommendations. Residents of the City and County of Denver will continue to observe a "Stay-At-Home" Public Health order that was approved by Mayor Hancock till April 30th. For more information relating to resources on COVID-19, please click here.

The South Platte Communities United (SPCU) coalition, along with the We Make The Change For A Better Tomorrow (WMTC) youth coalition, are part of Communities That Care (CTC). CTC is an evidence-based prevention initiative that is focused on strengthening relationships between adults and young people in order to create healthy, inclusive, and supportive environments in a community.

In 2016, SPCU and WMTC brought this initiative to the communities of Englewood and Sheridan. These groups of adults and young people have dedicated their time to further promote the CTC initiative by:

  • Improving opportunities for positive youth development

  • Fostering community safety

  • Strengthening community relationships

The coalition has four focus areas:

Coalition Projects

Build community support to alter the physical environment

Englewood Civic Center Lion Statue
  • Community Improvement projects

  • Youth led Community PhotoVoice

  • Community PhotoVoice Forum

  • Community Citizen Budget Forum

Make community resources for housing more accessible

Family at new home in Sheridan
  • Community Housing Forum

  • Tenant/Landlord education

  • Collaboration with other community housing resources

Improve low employment and build local partnerships

Billboard with community flyers
  • Environmental scan of current employment initiatives

  • Collaboration with Arapahoe Douglas Works

  • Community workshops and outreach

Coalition Accomplishments

Coalition Activities and Meetings

Activities: South Platte Communities United participates in annual events including Shared Risk and Protective Factors Conference, Public Health in the Rockies, CADCA, and CO Parks and Recreation Collaborative Youth Summit: Gen Z.

Meetings: South Platte Communities United coalition meetings are open to the public. Meetings are held every 4th Thursday of every other month from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

In April, the coalition will be meeting earlier on the 16th from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Community Room in the Englewood Civic Center.

Location of meetings vary due to community members donating space. If interested in attending, please contact us for details on meeting location.

Englewood Civic Center Sheridan Early Childhood Center buildingCU Health Services Sheridan Campus buildingCU Family Health Services building in SheridanFort Logan signFort Logan buildingSheridan Rec Center Tennis CourtsSheridan Recreation Center buildingSheridan High School signSheridan high school buildingSheridan Recreation Center signSheridan street with snow

How is South Platte Communities United funded?