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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. Topics in the past have included mental health, community resources, computer skills, and communication skills. 

Where? 2288 S. Tennyson St. Denver CO, 80219

When? Every Wednesday 

How?  Community members request trainings at monthly meetings on topics that are interesting or necessary. Commún staff work with community partners to put on trainings to meet the requests!

With whom?  Commún finds specialists on each requested topic for which we provide training. Commún provides the space, child care, and interpretation for the training.

Why?  We are working to build power, leadership, and resilience in our community. Community-requested workshops and trainings also increase a sense of belonging, agency, and community.

There is no pre-registration to attend a training, and trainings are open to all SW Denver and Sheridan residents. Please check out our calendar below 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.

Future Programs for Economic Vitality

These Programs will be housed at the new community building in 2025

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!