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:
Build community support to alter the physical environment
Community Improvement projects
Youth led Community PhotoVoice
Community PhotoVoice Forum
Community Citizen Budget Forum
Make community resources for housing more accessible
Community Housing Forum
Collaboration with other community housing resources
Improve low employment and build local partnerships
Environmental scan of current employment initiatives
Collaboration with Arapahoe Douglas Works
Community workshops and outreach
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.