St. Mary’s Academy Food Bank Drive

Thank you to all of the students and their familes at St. Mary’s Academy that participated in the food bank drive for Southwest Improvement Council. So many people are dependent on our Friday food bank and without your dedication to helping out our community all of this food wouldn’t possible. All of our food bank volunteers and shoppers are so appreciative of your generous donation. Great job kids!!foodbank1-1024x768foodbank9foodbank10foodbank6

Thank You Aramark

Thank you to everyone on the Aramark Team that took the time to participate in Aramark’s annual Global ABC Day. Your volunteer help created a spruced up Westwood Community Center and resulted in a Nature Reserve at SWIC that the community can be proud of. We couldn’t have done it without you. Thanks Aramark Team! Click on the Facebook icon on the top right of our webpage for lots of great pictures from this past Tuesday. img_0231

Thank You Halax Family

Southwest Improvement Council and the kids of Westwoood and southwest Denver would like to thank Mr. Billy Halax and his family for their generous school supply donation to SWIC. The kids loved their backpacks and one young man was so excited to see “so much stuff in them” in his words. Billy’s two grown children took the time out of their summer to go shopping for all of the school supplies and then deliver them to the community center for us. All of the kids were so appreciative of this endeavor . Thanks again to the Halax family, a true Colorado family showing the spirit of this beautiful state by bringing smiles to the children of their community.backpacks

AARP Event in Colorado

Update from AARP Colorado:

AARP Colorado is hosting a policy discussion about working class Pueblo families and Social Security. Experts on hand for the event include: The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, The Heritage Foundation and AARP. AARP will discuss some of the challenges facing Social Security and offer balanced information about the options on the table in Washington and on the campaign trail.

Registration Required at 1-877-926-8300 or visit

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Pueblo Convention Center

320 Central Main Street

Pueblo, CO 81003

Food Bank Update for July 22nd.

Due to circumstances beyond our control—

No food bank on Friday, July 22nd.

Food bank resumes Friday July 29th



NO VIERNES , 22 de Julio

Debido a circunstancias fuera de nuestro control-

Ningún banco de alimentos el viernes 22 de julio.

hojas de vida del banco de alimentos el viernes 29 de julio


KHÔNG THỰC PHẨM NGÂN HÀNG Thứ sáu, tháng bảy 22NDDo hoàn cảnh ngoài control của chúng tôiKhông có ngân hàng thực phẩm trên Thứ Sáu Tháng Bảy 22 .hồ sơ ngân hàng thực phẩm  Thứ sáu ngày 29 tháng 7 


NO食物银行星期五, 722由于我们无法控制环境上周五没有食物银行, 722日。食物银行简历  729                                                                  


NO shíwù yínháng xīngqíwǔ, 7 yuè 22 rìyóuyú wǒmen wúfǎ kòngzhì – huánjìngshàng zhōu wǔ méiyǒu shíwù yínháng, 7 yuè 22 rì.  Shíwù yínháng jiǎnlì zhōu 7 yuè 29 rì

Happy 4th of July

As we approach the extended 4th of July weekend. The staff at SWIC would like to wish everyone a Happy and Safe 4th of July.

SWIC and the Westwood Community Center will be closed on Saturday, July 2nd and Monday, July 4th for the Holiday

We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, July 5th.

Be sure to join us for FREE Root Beer floats for the kids. Anyone 18 and younger will get a FREE Root Beer Float on June 30th at SWIC! from 3:30 – 4:00 p.m..



Happy 4th of July

Home Safety Seminar • Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Home Safety Seminar   •   Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.   At SouthWest Improvement Council – 1000 S. Lowell Blvd. – Denver 

Did you know that, according to the National Fire Protection Association, in 2010, there was an estimated 16,800 clothes dryer fires were reported in the United States?

What steps can you take to help prevent tragic falls in the household?

Join SouthWest Improvement Council for an important seminar on Home Safety on Wednesday, June 29th at 5:00 p.m. and discover how simple safety tips can help prevent a fire from happening, and help prevent injuries in the home.

                                                                                                           Topics Covered

  • Kitchen Safety – Bathroom Safety – Appliance Safety and a Special Presentation on Fireworks Safety for the 4th of July.
  • Free Dinner and Door prizes.
  • Call today to reserve a seat: 303-934-0923
This workshop is sponsored and presented by SouthWest Improvement Council and the METRO DENVER FAIR HOUSING CENTER with Support of the City and County of Denver, Office of Economic Development. 


Seminar limited to the first 40 people who register in advance  REGISTER TODAY! • FREE DINNER! • HOME SAFETY DOOR PRIZES!  

Thank you food bank donors!

Southwest Improvement Council Food Drive 5-2016Southwest Improvement Council is so grateful for all of the support the community has provided to help keep our food bank stocked. We would like to thank the following donors– Insperity, Fresh Harvest, Knights of Columbus, Strive Academy, The KIPP Denver Collegiate Volleyball Team, Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation, Ray Ehrenstein and Jim Sample, Tony Oum, Dorthy Birchfield, Edie Sprowl, Liz Twomey, Pam Burrell, and the many anonymous angels!  Food Bank Hours are from 8:00 – 10:30 a.m. every Friday. A dollar donation is requested. Please bring an ID if you are a 1st time visitor.