Castro Art Show at SWIC 5.20.2015

SouthWest Improvement Council is excited to host the Castro Elementary Art Show at the Westwood Community Center this coming Wednesday, May 20th at 4:00 p.m.. Please join us in this celebration of talent, as the artists of the future display their works of art in the hallways of the Community Center. This event is Free to the public and light refreshments will be served.

Be sure to mark your calendars for this fun event and show your support for the Castro students in appreciation of their hard work and talent.

Wednesday, May 20th 4-5 p.m.
Westwood Community Center
1000 S. Lowell Blvd. Denver

May Neighborhood Council and Dinner

Please join us this Thursday, May 14th at 5:00 p.m. for our monthly Neighborhood Council and Dinner. A discussion will take place on the current neighborhood needs and concerns, as well as any updated activities that are scheduled for the upcoming month. Dinner will be served and live entertainment will be provided by Neil Haverstick on Guitar, please click on his website for more information http://www.broadlandsmedia.com/microstick/.

See you on Thursday, May 14th at 5:00 p.m. for lots of great conversation, entertainment and door prizes.

May Neighborhood Council and Dinner
Thursday, May 14th @ the Westwood Community Center
Eagle-Bear Hall

Reminder: Tonight’s Spring Community Conversion 5.11.2015

As Reminder…please accept our invitation to join us tonight for our Spring Community Conversion. Denver Homeowners will have the chance to learn about the Denver Energy Challenge presented by the City and County of Denver Department of Environmental Health. The Denver Energy Challenge is a unique program that offers energy saving tips with an Energy Audit. Tonight, you can learn what an Energy Audit is, what rebates and low-interest loans are available, and how you can participate in the program. So far over 9,000 homeowners in Denver have done so already. This is a program that is available to homeowners within the City and County of Denver only. Additionally, Westwood residents, and residents who live in Southwest Denver can join us for a conversation about the Westwood Community Plan, presented by the City and County of Denver Community Planning and Development. Please join us tonight for this informative event. Free refreshments will be served and door prizes will be given out.

Monday, May 11th at 5:30 p.m.
Westwood Community Center/ SWIC
1000 S. Lowell Blvd., Denver

Please call (303) 934-0923 for more information.

Spring Community Conversation May 11, 2014

Please join us on Monday, May 11th for our Spring Community Conversation. Topics will include the Westwood Neighborhood Plan presented by the City and County of Denver Community Planning and Development. Additionally, we will have a presentation and discussion about the Denver Energy Challenge presented by the City and County of Denver Department of Environmental Health.

Monday, May 11th at 5:30 p.m.
Westwood Community Center / SWIC
1000 S. Lowell Blvd., Denver

Cool Down and Be Safe Colorado

As the temperatures begin to heat up it’s time to think about cooling down. Volunteers of America Handyman Program has been handing out free fans for the past 12 years and this year is no exception as the 13th annual Cool Down And Be Safe Colorado campaign kicks off. Please download the flyer for more information. CoolDownColorado

SWIC Weekly Bulletin

Please join the Southwest Denver Coalition in hosting a FREE community Education Night for “Child Abuse Prevention”. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness about preventing child abuse and neglect across the country. A presentation and discussion will be presented by Families First and Fresh Start. Dinner will be provdided, along with resources and door prizes.

Registration is required for this event as limited space is available. Please contact Kasandra (Ingles) at 303-356-8403 or Rosa (Ingles y Espanol) at 303-910-8647.

When: Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015
Location: Southwest Improvement Council @ 1000 S. Lowell Blvd.
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Registration and Dinner. Presentation starts at 6:30 p.m.
** Child care will be provided but must be requested at time of registration.

Looking to create an individual or family budget ? What better time than now ? April 18th – April 25th is national Money Smart Week® created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002. Please visit http://www.moneysmartweek.org/ for more information. SWIC’s housing department offers budget recommendations through their Foreclosure Prevention and Rental Counseling programs. For more information please call (303) 934-2181. SWIC is a HUD Approved Agency.

Neighborhood Council Meeting Reminder.

As a reminder the April Neighborhood Council meeting will be held on April 9th, 2015 from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. at Eagle – Bear Hall. Musician Dick Weissman will be hand for some guitar and banjo music. We look forward to seeing you there.

April Neighborhood Council Meeting
Eagle – Bear Hall at SWIC/ Westwood Community Center
1000 S. Lowell Blvd.
Denver, CO 80219
303-934-2181 for more information.

SWIC Weekly Bulletin

– SouhWest Improvement Council will host the monthly Neighborhood Council meeting this Thursday, April 9th from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. The meeting will take place at Eagle-Bear Hall with the entrance on the north side of the Westwood Community Center located at 1000 S. Lowell Blvd.. Anyone interested in receiving updates from Councilman Lopez’s office and the District 4 Denver Police Department are encouraged to attend. Dinner and light refreshments will be served and door prizes will be given out at the end of the meeting. We look forward to seeing you there!

As a reminder the next Neighborhood Council meeting will be held on Thursday, May 14th from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. at Eagle-Bear.

– Looking for a volunteer opportunity? If so, Give us a call at (303) 934-2181 or contact us through our website. We are looking to fulfill the following volunteer positions:

Goundskeeper or light outside maintenance – Cleaning Crew – and Social Media posting.

Please note, a background check is required for all Volunteer opportunities at SWIC.

– Keep in mind, after school snacks are available to Children age 18 and under who participate in an after school program at the Westwood Community Center, or who actively engage in an activity at the Denver Public Library – Westwood Branch. For more information call (303) 934-2181.

SWIC Weekly Bulletin

Southwest Improvement Council and the Westwood Community Center will be closed on Monday, March 30th in recognition of Cesar Chavez Day. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, March 31st.

SWIC is excited to announce our new mission statement which was recently approved by the SWIC Board of Directors in February.

Our Mission is to empower people, improve the quality of their lives, and advance human rights by tackling difficult community issues at little or no cost to the clients.

As a reminder, after school snacks are available to Children age 18 and under who participate in an after school program at the Westwood Community Center, or who actively engage in an activity at the Denver Public Library – Westwood Branch. For more information call (303) 934-2181.

2015 FREE SEEDS & TRANSPLANTS APPLICATION

The Southwest Improvement Council (SWIC)has the applications for the 2015 free seeds and transplant application forms available. The deadline for the applications to be filled out and brought to the center is Friday January 30. Please come in to pick up an application or click on the link below for an application. As indicated on the application, the seeds will be ready for pick-up Wednesday, March 11th. Transplants will be ready in mid-May. If you have questions or need more information, call 303-934-2181.
Please highlight the link, and click on the right mouse button to the active highlighted link and click again, or copy and paste the link on your above url address bar. You can either print the application, or pick up an application at the SouthWest Improvement Council (SWIC). We are located at
1000 S. Lowell Blvd, Denver CO 80219.

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