Seeking Applicants-Denver’s Commission for People with Disabilities

Seeking Applicants
The deadline for applications is Friday, April 28, 2017.
The mission of Denver’s Commission for People with Disabilities is to promote and enhance equality for people with disabilities through empowerment, advocacy and education by working with community members, and City and County of Denver officials and employees who have the ability to affect change.

The Commission is seeking candidates with experience in one or all of the following fields:
· Writing
· Project Management, and
· Marketing/Social Media
· Event Planning

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Expired:This Item Is Outdated 2017 INC Annual Dinner Committee Building

The 2017 Annual Awards Dinner has been set for January 31, 2017 at Doubletree Hotel Stapleton. Jane Potts has agreed to chair this event and is currently building her committee. The event will focus on honoring those who have contributed to and improved Denver’s community and neighborhoods. The event will also feature a silent auction fundraiser.

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INC’s Charitable Works-November Sock Drive

INC’s Charitable Works has completed several charitable effort projects this year in addition to donations of time and dollars to benefit those in need. Other collection drives included:
-Toiletries drive to benefit The Gathering Place (a refuge for homeless women)
-School supplies drive to benefit Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver
-INC’s Zoning & Planning Committee has also regularly contributed to SW Improvement Council food bank in Westwood neighborhood.

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INC’s Charitable Works

In the past, INC supported the Dollar Dictionary Program which ended in 2015 with the advent of technology in schools. INC feels that partnering with neighborhoods in Denver is important not only related to advocacy issues but also related to community giving. The primary goal is to create a program grounded in Community Charitable Works which is neighborhood-based and which can be responsive to the wide range of needs and concerns of Denver’s many diverse neighborhoods.
The following plan will be executed during 2016.

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Matching Funds Up for Neighborhood Projects

Denver Environmental Health’s (DEH) Sustainable Neighborhoods Program is excited to launch the Sustainable Neighborhoods Matching Fund (SNMF) pilot project. SNMF will award up to $2,500 each to three projects in Denver neighborhoods that further community sustainability and well-being goals.

Applying organizations must be primarily made up of members who live and/or work in Denver. Preference will be given to Registered Neighborhood Organizations and neighborhoods-based groups, but place-based entries are also eligible (including business improvement districts, businesses’, and non- and for-profit organizations). READ MORE

In Remembrance of Anthony Thomas

Long time INC member and community safety advocate, Anthony Thomas, passed away on January 15, 2016.

Over the past decade, Anthony served on INC’s Board of Directors and on its Executive Committee as Chair of the Public Safety Committee for INC and served as a delegate to INC from the Civic Association of Clayton neighborhood for many years. READ MORE