The environment team consists of caring individuals whose goal is to support a positive quality lifestyle for residents in Sheridan and Englewood by increasing collaboration to address community improvement projects and building support to alter the physical environment.
Goals, Strategies, and Activities
Strategy: Build community support to alter the physical environment
Goal/Objective: By 2020, Sheridan/Englewood citizens will help support a positive quality lifestyle that demonstrates an increased collaboration to address community improvement projects by conducting a built environment scan to identify and address areas for improvement.
Host different community forums around topics relating to PhotoVoice and Community budget
Initiate a pilot PhotoVoice in Spring of 2020 and kick-off with community PhotoVoice in Summer of 2020
Work with young people to teach and complete an environmental scan
Incorporate a walkability assessment of community, invite community members to community budget forum
Invite young people to share results of PhotoVoice at budget forum to assist with discussion/direction of forum
Sheridan Community Mural Photovoice Project
The South Platte Communities United coalition’s environment workgroup and We Make The Change youth leader board has been working diligently with our community partners in planning a Sheridan Community Mural Photovoice project for the month November.
What is a Photovoice you might be wondering?
A Photovoice is most simply a photo with a caption. We know the old adage that “a picture is worth a thousand words”. With a Photovoice a person can submit a photo along with a short write-up (maybe a paragraph at most) that addresses a question posed. The pictures can then be collected and shared along with the comments to demonstrate how a group may answer a question and discover themes. For our project, the Photovoice is looking to find areas of improvement in the community where we can then place a youth-led mural come the spring of 2021.
Sheridan Mural Photovoice project timeline
Phase 1: Photovoice project (month of November)
Phase 2: Sheridan Virtual Community Fall Form ( December 2nd being offered at 11-noon and 5-6pm via Zoom)
Phase 3: Youth workshops and painting the mural (February – May)
Contact Phone: 303-315-6165
Contact Email: email@example.com
Meetings: Every 3rd Monday of the month from 9-11 a.m., location TBD.
Location of meetings vary due to community members donating space. If interested in attending, please contact us for details on meeting location.