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Recap: August 2023 Coalition Meeting

Updated: Oct 7, 2023

The Denver Community Active Living Coalition had a coalition wide meeting at the Montbello Recreation Center on August 9, 2023. Montbello is a neighborhood in Denver, CO. We had 14 participants who each made brief introductions and shared about upcoming events they are hosting within the Montbello community. Four of the participants who joined are current or previous CALC Micro-Grantees.

The CALC Micro-Grant Program is in its fifth round. Here are the current statistics:

-94 Projects Funded

-138 Applications

-49% New Applicants to the program

-42 Applicants from NE Denver

RTD Presentation

Brandon Figliolino from RTD was our first presenter of the evening, sharing about the Zero Fare for Youth pilot presented by RTD. The program starts September 1, 2023.

Artist Feature

Tanniqua-Kay Buchanan, a local dance artist and advocate, presented a song and had small groups craft dance moves based on words and phrases from the song. Each group then demonstrated their dance choreography to the group. Tanniqua-Kay followed these dances with her own full length dance. See pictures below.

Tanniqua-Kay Buchanan
Tanniqua-Kay Buchanan

Safe Routes to School Presentation and Trivia

The meeting concluded with Priscilla Bloom from DOTI presenting about the Safe Routes to School Teacher Champion program and then co-hosting a bingo trivia game with our Southwest Safe Routes Advocate, Tiffany Tran. The trivia was based on Colorado and Safe Routes to School history. It was an opportunity to learn more about the program and win prizes.

group of people gathered in a room
August 9 CALC Public Coalition Meeting

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