SWIC: GROWING, EVOLVING, AND PLANNING FOR TOMORROW'S NEEDS
Although the Sam Sandos Hall is currently heavily utilized by the community and Denver Public Schools, Denver Recreation is welcome to use the facility at any other times for any program at the City Facility Use Rate
SWIC is desirous of developing a partnership with Denver Parks & Recreation in strategic program planning for the new Southwest Recreation Center in order to provide the most efficient and effective means of delivering social and recreational service to the people of SW Denver
SWIC is open to working with the Denver Public Library to expand their space and/or activities within the existing building or in planning for an expansion to the building
SWIC's will continue to serve SW Denver with affordable housing and is currently doing site planning and rezoning of 1.1 acre of land for development of affordable housing.
SWIC has loans with the Denver Office of Economic Development of approximately $850,000 for affordable housing and for land to be developed into affordable housing between Tennessee and Mississippi at Julian St.
SWIC is working cooperatively with the Mile High Early Learning Center on grants to do site planning and make capital improvements to the backyard area of the Community Center as an “Inter-generational Playground and Garden Project” in the approximate amount of $200,000
SWIC's Board of Directors met on March 2, 2019 and specifically developed a 2-5 year Plan for future programs, activities and fundraising. The Plan includes programs and strategies to maintain and enhance the Westwood Community Center, keep people in their homes and grow long term relationships between residents and the small business communities along Morrison Road and Federal Blvd.
FUTURE COOPERATION WITH SW DENVER RECREATION CENTER
Depending on the location of the new SW Denver Recreation Center, SWIC anticipates developing a symbiotic relationship between the needs of Westwood and other SW Denver neighborhood children, teens and adults and the needs of its Elder population
Location at Garfield Lake Park, 1⁄2 Block south would provide numerous opportunities for co-programing for residents of Westwood and Mar Lee
Location on Morrison Road, would broaden SWIC's ability to serve Elders in Westwood Mar Lee and Barnum
YOUR HELP TODAY WILL KEEP SWIC WORKING FOR TOMORROW
SouthWest Improvement Council, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Your donations may be tax deductible to the fullest extend of the law — please consult your tax advisor. Please contact us to discuss legacy/bequest donations and naming opportunities.
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