Message from CHUN Leadership
Greetings Friends and Neighbors
Welcome to the August edition of Urban Dweller. As I was thinking about what to write in my first introduction, one thing stands out and that is gratitude. Gratitude at being able to work on behalf of you, CHUN's valued members, to represent our shared interests at a time of change in our city and neighborhoods. Gratitude at having the opportunity to meet so many people who are passionate about the future of greater Capitol Hill and to hear their stories. Gratitude at being able to work to support the area's unique character and sense of place. As an architect and urban planner originally from Glasgow, Scotland, I have enjoyed every moment of my (almost) five years living in Capitol Hill and cannot wait to get to work.
You will see that we have a number of informative and exciting events lined up over the coming weeks. There are two webinars this month; the first will focus on one of the biggest challenges our City is facing, supporting those without permanent shelter on their journeys to employment and housing. The second will provide information about a subject we may take for granted, trash collection, but one that is going to affect many residents as the City moves towards a volume-based charging scheme.
CHUN is partnering with the Colorado Rapids to offer $15 of complimentary food and beverages per ticket at their game on August 20th, which will be followed by a fireworks display. Use the link below to register and go along to Dicks Sporting Goods Park to enjoy the match against the Houston Dynamo. Looking ahead to September, we are excited for the 14th Annual CHUN fundraising event, Celebrate Community! Hosted by Logan Street Restaurant in their wonderful patio and with wine and beer kindly provided by Joy Wine and Spirits and hors d'oeuvres by Angelo's. There will also be live music from the one and only Dzirae Gold. The event promises to be a unique evening of great company and conversation.
Finally, I would like to acknowledge the work of the board of directors and members of Uptown on the Hill RNO. Sadly, Uptown on the Hill has been dissolved, but we look forward to working with those involved and would welcome their input as CHUN members. I hope your summers are going well and look forward to seeing many of you at our forthcoming events, online or in-person.
Executive Director | Capitol Hill United Neighbors, Inc.
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The Empowerment Program
CHUN Volunteer and Support Opportunities
CHUN Community Engagement Volunteer Opportunity with Metro Caring
CHUN News and Events
MARK YOUR CALENDARS: September 14 is CHUN's Celebrate Community: Wine, Beer & Bites Event
August 11 - CHUN to Co-Host Webinar Focusing on those without Permanent Shelter
You are invited to participate in our upcoming webinar on Thursday, August 11th beginning at 5:00 PM.
CHUN is partnering with Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, Colorado Village Collaborative, and WellPower to present a webinar focusing on the activities of nonprofits who work with those affected by homelessness.
Participants will include:
- Cathy Alderman, Chief Communications and Public Policy Officer at Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
- Cuica Montoya, Safe Outdoor Space Program Director at Colorado Village Collaborative
- Chris Richardson, Project Manager at Mental Health Center of Denver - WellPower.
We hope this webinar will be intentionally positive. The work of these wonderful organizations should give us hope that there can be a brighter future for our fellow Denverites without permanent housing.
The webinar is at 5 p.m. on Thursday, August 11th.
August 18 - CHUN to Host Webinar Discussing Denver's New Volume-based Trash Pricing Pogram
August 20 - Special Tickets to Colorado Rapids Game loaded with $15 of food and drink
CHUN Hosted Denver Days Celebration of Community
CHUN Joined Denver Park and Trust for Cheesman Park Cleanup
Denver and Colorado News and Events
In Memorium: CARL BOURGEOIS Investor in Historic Five Points dies at 71
Free Outdoor Movie Nights in August and September
Landmark Preservation Commission to Review Proposed Design Guideline Updates
Colorado Affordable Legal Services Launches Pilot-Project for Small Businesses Negatively Impacted by Pandemic
Dissolution of Uptown on the Hill Registered Neighborhood Organization
Mile High Youth Corps is Hiring Young Adults Aged 18 to 24
All RTD Bus and Light Rail Rides are FREE for the Entire Month of August
Cherry Creek Project Explores Transportation In and Around the Area
Trees are COOL - Enough to Combat a Heat Island!
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