• margaret@commundenver.org
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Economic Vitality

Current Programs

Commún offers paid trainings on topics that our community has requested to increase access to power, leadership, economic vitality, and our ability to work together. Trainings take place every 2nd and 4th wednesday of the month, and include interpretation, childcare, and a meal. Topics in the past have included mental health, community resources, computer skills, and communication skills. 

There is no pre-registration to attend a training, and trainings are open to all SW Denver and Sheridan residents. Please access our calendar to see dates and topics for future trainings.

 

Commún works with over 60 paid community members in Southwest Denver to develop, design, lead, and manage our programs! This includes the creation of  10 jobs, 30+ paid contract positions, and weekly paid work opportunities. We work together to decide on hourly pay and salary wage rates as a community and a staff to ensure that we provide fair compensation and opportunities for advancement. Commún works diligently to create jobs that are accessible for all types of community members, from full time positions to part time and gig work. We seek to respect individuals as experts in their own experience, paying community members with lived experience related to programming to attend meetings where we make collective decisions, design programming, and hire staff.

College and scholarship application support

The college application process can be stressful and confusing, especially for youth who will be first generation college students or who attend a school without a comprehensive college guidance program. Commún offers free and sliding scale college advising including choosing a college, essay writing, and general application management.

Future Programs for Economic Vitality

Southwest Denver is brimming with entrepreneurs and small family businesses. The community center at Loretto Heights will have spaces for local businesses to build their business, rent office and retail space, and make connections with our community. Commún is also working to partner with organizations and government departments that can support and coach Southwest Denver entrepreneurs to increase access to capital and resources for success.

Southwest Denver is alive with vibrant culture, including food from around the world. A commercial kitchen provides the space and legal requirements for food entrepreneurs to be able to make and sell their food legally and safely in our community. Our region’s culinary reputation will soar!

Providing handmade goods from around the corner and around the world!