News from Christopher
Happy belated Fourth of July Denver!
The first half of 2023 has been a time of transition for Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods (CHUN). And the second half of 2023 will bring some equally exciting changes and opportunities to CHUN and to our neighborhoods!
January brought the election of a new leadership team for the CHUN Board of Directors. We continued our drumbeat of actions, meetings and activities. CHUN distributed thousands of dollars in S.E.E.D. awards to eight well-deserving local non-profit organizations to help them continue their great work in our community. CHUN issued its first ever issues questionnaire for the numerous candidates for Denver Mayor and City Council to encourage them to consider the needs and interests of Registered Neighborhood Organizations (RNO) like CHUN and the residents we serve.
CHUN's History Matters Committee worked with numerous other Denver non-profit organizations to convince the Landmark Commission and then the Denver City Council to approve an historic designation for the beautiful house at 1741 Gaylord Street. And our Urban Planning Committee rallied support for the Empowerment Programs major expansion of its affordable housing facility at 1777 North Franklin Street. The Engagement Committee organized two large neighborhood clean up efforts, one of which involved dozens of your neighbors to collect over one ton of litter from our streets.
This month, CHUN will bring on board a new Executive Director to help support and energize CHUN's efforts on behalf of the residents of our nine neighborhoods. We are looking forward to a full slate of meetings, events and activities by our committees designed to inform and engage our members.
In the second half of this year, construction commenced at the Café at the Tears-McFarlane House. The Café, which is situated right on the north border of Cheesman Park, will provide a wonderful meeting place and refreshment spot for the hundreds of Denverites who regularly walk, jog, picnic and enjoy the beauty of this green jewel in the heart of Denver.
If you are interested in becoming a part of CHUN's efforts to improve our neighborhoods and to help move Denver forward on an inclusive and positive path, click here to learn more about joining CHUN.
Christopher Mansour, President
CHUN Board of Directors
CHUN Community Member of the Month
As a leading frontline anti-hunger organization in Colorado, Metro Caring works with our community to meet people’s immediate need for nutritious food while building a movement to address the root causes of hunger.
Metro Caring offers innovative programming in Healthy Foods Access, Nutrition Education and Cooking Classes, ID Procurement, Urban Gardening and Agriculture, and Community Organizing and Development.
Everyone deserves access to put fresh, healthy foods on the table. Their free, grocery-store-style market welcomes anyone to shop and take home food. No identification, proof of need, or documentation is needed. Make an appointment or stop in for a prepared emergency bag. You can make an appointment online, by calling them at 303-860-7200 during Fresh Foods Market hours.
Denver Outdoor Places Program presents to Urban Planning Committee
July 17: Join Mike Johnston, 46th Mayor of Denver, and team at his Inauguration and Denver Vibes Fest
Join our new mayor, Mike Johnson, and his team for the 2023 Denver Municipal Inauguration, a momentous event where the city's new leaders will be sworn into office. This in-person gathering will take place on Monday, July 17, 2023 at 10:00 AM at Ellie Caulkins Opera House at 1385 Curtis Street.
Don't miss this opportunity to be part of history and celebrate the spirit of democracy. Join the 2023 Denver Municipal Inauguration and show your support for our leaders as they take on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
Please arrive early - security measures include metal detectors & bag screenings. Details: www.Artscomplex.com
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That evening, get ready to experience the Denver Vibes Festival, a spectacular evening celebrating Mike Johnston's Inauguration as the 46th Mayor of Denver. TICKETS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! The event will be filled with music, art, food trucks & local vendors. This in-person event will take place on Mon, Jul 17th at The Union Station Plaza from 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM.
For more Information please email Hello@DenverVibesfest.com
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