South Platte Communities United

Braiding Opportunities For Change

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What is South Platte Communities United?

CTC Process Chart

Engaging Youth in Each Phase of CTC.pdf

Community Action Strategies:

-Build public support to alter the physical environment

-Address low unemployment

-Make community resources for housing and other assistance more accessible for eligible families

Risk and Protective Factors (Selected from 2017 HKCS Data)

-Economic Deprivation/Opportunities

-Community and Neighborhood Attachment

-Opportunities and Recognition for Pro-Social Involvement

Youth Health and Community Outcomes

-Decreased Substance Use, Violence, Law Enforcement Involvement, Absenteeism, and Attrition

-Improved Mental Health

The coalition has four focus areas:

Coalition Projects

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

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

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

Youth Leader Board Sheridan High School 2021 Mural Project

Sheridan as well as local muralist Clair Lausten. Youth from Englewood helped in the early stages of designing the mural, and youth from Sheridan continued to add to the design later in the project. The mural is located inside Sheridan High School outside of the library doors. This mural represents what youth are proud of in their community and what they find important to them.

Youth Leader Board Update 6.16.21

This evening youth in the community popped in to show off their creativity!! The youth leader board is currently working on painting a community mural inside Sheridan High School (SHS). Those who attended got to paint their own mural and share ideas about what should be included on the SHS mural with our muralist Clair from Clairssacredspaces.

For more information about the community mural and how to participate check out Youth - We Make The Change .

Register Today!!!

Click on this link to sign-up for one or all of the workshops! A reminder email will be sent out the morning of each workshop (Wednesday) with the zoom link, please make sure to pre-register before then so we can get a head count. Participants will receive a Grub Hub gift card and certificate of completion after each workshop. Volunteer hours for painting the mural can be counted.

The zoom link for each of the workshops can also be found here. Feel free to save it to your email calendar or phone reminder:

Youth Series Workshops Spring 2021 Engage. Discuss. Explore.pdf
ES_Youth Series Workshops Spring 2021 Engage. Discuss. Explore.pdf

Community Updates

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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?