• margaret@commundenver.org
  • 650 793-0011

Who We Are

a dynamic space that cultivates a diverse, vibrant, & peaceful community
Established in 2019, Commún is a nonprofit organization that operates under the fiscal agency of the Barton Institute for Community Action, founded and operating with the knowledge that programs and services must be driven and directed by people who are most impacted by the issue.

What We Do

Commún helps build community resilience through relationships and programs that center community voice, cultivate a sense of belonging, and realize equity. Answering the call for community gathering space, local food entrepreneurship, and health, we work by:

— Facilitating cross-cultural/generational/socioeconomic interactions and relationships
— Providing community-identified quality services that enrich lives and enhances economic, familial, and cultural growth and development
— Responding to residents needs and uplifting community voice & self-determination.

Why We Do What We Do

The specific health inequities that Commún sees as some of the strongest barriers to health inequities in our community are: racism, socioeconomic inequality, educational privilege, and language injustice. Our work is to build capacity in our community to addresses issues of health and access in relation to resources, safe spaces, and the ability to resist displacement.

Where We Focus

Our community neighborhoods are those in the far Southwest of Denver, including College View, Mar Lee, Ruby Hill, Harvey Park, Harvey Park South, the Northern part of the City of Sheridan, and Bear Valley.

Data from the Piton Institute’s Metro Denver Data shows that all of our neighborhoods see high unemployment, low wages, food deserts, and under-education factors that can contribute to instability and put people at risk for displacement. Our neighborhoods’ average annual household income is $51,284, a full $12,000 lower than the Denver average. In three neighborhoods, 16-99% of residents do not have access to healthy food within a mile of their home. 28% of residents in our neighborhoods do not have a high school diploma.

"There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about."

– Margaret J. Wheatley​