The Citizens’ Academy is a nationally-unique program with an agenda reflecting the latest mobility issues, such as neighborhood development near transit, innovations in shared use mobility (car2go & Lyft), pedestrian and cycling connections, and how changing demographics in the region affect transportation choices and needs. Since 2007, over 800 Denver Metro Region residents have graduated from the Academy.
Classes are held from 6pm-9pm every Wednesday from April 5 to May 17 at the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce (1445 Market Street, Denver, CO 80202) and include dinner. Candidates may apply at the Transit Alliance website through March 17: www.transitalliance.org/citizens-academy.
The Society of Hispanic Human Resource Professionals (SHHRP) – is excited to announce its second ever Public Safety Job Fair and “Heart our Community Heroes”
When: Thursday, February 23, 2017, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Denver Police Protective Association, 2105 Decatur St. (north of Mile High Stadium). The Denver PPA is centrally located with access to public transportation bordered by Colfax Ave., Federal Blvd., and I-25.
“The New Year promises a fresh start and we expect an exceptionally high number of Job Fair participants given the timing of “Heart our Community Heroes” and the special focus of this event on public safety opportunities,” says SHHRP President LeRoy Romero. “We are inviting exhibitors interested in identifying the best candidates for police, sheriff, firefighter, EMS, security and the administrative and maintenance jobs that support public safety.”
Public safety representatives from Denver Police, Sheriff, Fire, 911, Douglas County Sheriff, Mountain View Fire Protection, Arapahoe County Sheriff, Arvada Police, Aurora Police, Golden Police, City of Westminster Fire & Police, Falck Ambulance, Thornton Fire, Jefferson County Sheriff, American Medical Response, Colorado Department of Public Safety, FBI and TSA will be onsite to offer information and job opportunities for people interested in public safety.
SHHRP focuses on inclusivity in the workplace, and people of all ages, race, gender and diverse backgrounds are encouraged to explore this exciting opportunity.
To sign up as an exhibitor or to sign up as a job seeker go to www.shhrp.net
For further information, contact: Tina Romero, SHHRP board member, 720.855.0570
Starting this week, Denver Public Works will be taking physical inventory of all street lights within the public right-of-way and along parks and trails in Denver. This means, contracted crews will be walking through Denver’s neighborhoods to gather information and take pictures of each street light. The inventory is expected to be completed by the beginning of June.
If you have any questions, feel free to call the permit office at 303-446-3469.
The Maven Hotel and Kachina Southwestern Grill is opening in Downtown Denver and is looking to fill all Restaurant, Kitchen, Front Desk, Banquets, Housekeeping, Sales, and Management positions. They are hosting hiring event this week and next week. For a complete listing click here or visit www.sagehospitality.jobs and search “the Maven” in the “what” field.
Interested in Healthcare?
Arapahoe Community College is hosting a Healthcare Career Day on Tuesday, January 31st from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm at their Littleton Campus, Summit Room (M1900), 5900 So. Santa Fe Dr., 80120. Over 40 employers will be attending with two breakout sessions.
Valassis is hosting a Job Fair on Friday, January 27th from 9:00 am – 11:00 am at their Denver Metro location, 14401 E. 33rd Place, Suite F, Aurora 80011. They are looking to hire: Production Technicians for both 1st and 2nd Shifts), Logistic Technician and a Shift Production Supervisor. Click here for additional information.
Denver Job Fair
National Career Fair is hosting a Denver Career Fair on Wednesday, February 1st from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at Crowne Plaza Denver, 1450 Glenarm Place, 80202. Meet employers face to face with multiple interview opportunities, and apply for the jobs at the event! For additional information click here.
SiteWise is hosting their first hiring event on Saturday, February 4th from 10:00 am – 2:00pm at the location on 4725 Independence St., Wheat Ridge, 80033. They are hiring: laborers – CDL, Plumbers, Operators – CDL, Locate Technicians and Gas Fitters. Click here for more information.
Denver Housing Authority (DHA) is hosting a Customer Service Academy beginning Monday, February 6th going through Friday, March 2nd. Earn and industry recognized certification. Classes are Monday – Friday from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Transpiration and Childcare Assistance available. To register, contact Amanda Leigh at 720.956.3829 or Richard Class at 720.956.3818. Click here for additional information.
The Pathway to Payday
Denver Workforce Services is hosting monthly job fairs at the Workforce Center at Castro, 1200 Federal Blvd., 80204. This event will be on Wednesday, February 15th from 11:00am – 2:00pm. Meet with employers and hiring managers as positions include: Entry to Mid-level. RSVP by clicking here.
The Denver Sheriff Department is establishing a Sheriff Advisory Board. The newly established advisory board will create a formal mechanism for the community to collaborate with the DSD about its service delivery to inmates, their families, and community and service partners. The board will be an integral part of the DSD and represent the agency’s commitment to transparency and community engagement.
Learn more by clicking here!
Athmar Park Neighborhood Association
January 24, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Valverde Presbyterian Church
430 South Tejon Street
Valverde Neighborhood Association
January 24, 2017
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Barnum Rec Center
Overland Park Neighborhood Association
January 26, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Studios at Overland Crossing
2205 S Delaware St
UPDATE - Lane Closure Report for the City and County of Denver's South Broadway Reconstruction Project for the week of January 22 to January 28, 2017.
Outreach Court gives people an easier way to access the legal system
DENVER — The City and County of Denver has a new program to help people experiencing homelessness gain better access to the county court system and avoid deeper involvement with the criminal justice system.
Denver Outreach Court is designed to increase stabilization and reduce future interactions with the justice system for individuals experiencing homelessness or receiving homeless or transitional services. The court helps individuals take action on municipal level citations or warrants and provides direct access to mental health services and enrollment in Medicaid. Community service options are also available to complete court requirements. Instead of requiring people to come to a courthouse, which for those experiencing homelessness can often be difficult, the Outreach Court is held every other Wednesday at Denver Rescue Mission.
Please join the City and County of Denver, the Overland Park Neighborhood Association, the Ruby Hill-Godsman Neighborhood Association and the Athmar Park Neighborhood Association for a public meeting to discuss a potential music festival at the Overland Golf Course.
Please attend this public meeting to learn more about the current status of this opportunity and to provide input on the community needs and interests in hosting this event.
When: Wednesday, February 1 @ 6:00PM
Where: Schmitt Elementary School
1820 S. Vallejo Street
Denver, CO 80223
The Denver Sheriff Department (DSD) is the largest sheriff’s office in Colorado with some 900 uniformed and non-uniformed staff members. Recognizing need to improve the DSD, Sheriff Patrick Firman was appointed by Mayor Michael B. Hancock in 2015 after a nation-wide search. With more than 25 years of jail management experience, Sheriff Firman brings leadership to the DSD and to its reform efforts.To aid the DSD moving forward, a new Sheriff Advisory Board will be established. The DSD greatly values community input and engagement. The newly established advisory board will create a formal mechanism for the community to collaborate with the DSD about its service delivery to inmates, their families, and community and service partners. The board will be made up of representatives from Denver’s diverse communities and geographic areas and include technical experts in fields such as law, business, and the not-for-profit and mental health sectors. The board will be an integral part of the DSD and represent the agency’s commitment to transparency and community engagement.
Pedestrian Access on North Side of Mississippi between Santa Fe and Broadway to CLOSE MONDAY, January 30 Until Further Notice
Demolition of existing walls on the north side of west Mississippi Avenue between Santa Fe Drive and Broadway Street has been postponed to MONDAY, January 30, 2017. At that time, pedestrian access between Santa Fe Drive and South Broadway Street along Mississippi Avenue will be CLOSED until further notice. Pedestrians are advised to take an alternate route and access either Iowa Avenue or Alameda Avenue.
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Excited to ring in the New Year with Lucky District 7! Check out the January 2017 E-News by clicking here.
Winter Park Resort and Denver Parks & Recreation Team Up to Provide
Free Skiing and Snowboarding at Urban Terrain Park
DENVER, Jan. 12, 2017 – Marking the start of its eleventh year, the Ruby Hill Rail Yard is now officially open for the 2017 Season. The rail yard is available to both snowboarders and skiers and is absolutely free. The Ruby Hill Rail Yard features eight to ten rails and boxes of varying configurations and skill level. Weather permitting, the rail yard will be open until the end of February.
The recent cold weather delivered the perfect mix of conditions to start preparing the Ruby Hill Rail Yard for the 2017 season. Volunteers from Denver Parks and Winter Park Resort began making snow on December 28, bringing the excitement and energy of skiing and snowboarding to Denver with a free urban terrain park.
“The Ruby Hill Rail Yard would not be possible without the support we receive from our partners at Winter Park Resort,” said Happy Haynes, Executive Director of Denver Parks and Recreation. “This is a very unique and creative program that gives our residents and visitors, especially kids, an opportunity to enjoy skiing and snowboarding at an urban terrain park in their back yard.”
The Ruby Hill Rail Yard was created in 2007 in a joint effort between Denver Parks and Recreation and Winter Park Resort to offer a winter sport experience in an urban setting. Winter Park provides the rails, terrain park design and staff; and Denver Parks and Recreation provides the location and related youth programs. More than 30 volunteers work tirelessly each season to help make the rail yard possible.
Ruby Hill Park is located off of South Platte River Drive and West Florida Avenue. The park is open every day from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. The Ruby Hill Rail Yard is lighted every day from dusk until 9 p.m.
Despite Old Man Winter’s recent visit to Denver, now is the time to plan for spring gardening, and The Park People has the perfect solution for homeowners in need of affordable trees. Applications for the nonprofit’s Denver Digs Trees program, which provides Denver residents with low-cost or free trees, are available now. The deadline to apply is Feb. 15, and trees will be distributed on April 15.
Street trees (planted in the public right-of-way) are all free. Yard trees (planted on private property) also are offered at a highly discounted price of $10 in targeted low tree-canopy neighborhoods, and $35 in all other Denver neighborhoods. This is a great deal, as these trees would typically retail for $100-125. People experiencing financial hardship may request a treeship to receive their yard trees at no cost. Visit TheParkPeople.org to apply, or call 303-722-6262 to request an application.
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