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Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods, Inc.

We promote a sense of neighborliness; improve the physical appearance of the neighborhood; provide a powerful, unified voice; encourage representation and cooperation among diverse constituency groups; develop Capitol Hill's identity; and improve the quality of life for thousands of citizens.

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Community Engagement

Class

Community Development 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
At-Risk Populations
Families
Poor, Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent

Description

Neighborhood delegates were charged with conceptualizing and executing community engagement efforts designed to foster stronger community.

During the 2018 season delegates engaged their communities in a variety of ways including social events to support area businesses, as well as highlighting the importance of pedestrian safety along a notoriously unsafe traffic corridor.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Feedback from the community has been very supportive evidenced by the attendance at each of our social events held at local area businesses.

Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods also partnered with WalkDenver during a traffic calming demonstration along 13th ave. which attracted a variety of local media including Channel 7, StreetsBlog and others. Denver Police participated in the community engagement effort and handed out swag to residents who showed up to witness what was happening in their neighborhood.

Overwhelming positive feedback was received during the event and through social media channels.

Neighborhood Planning

Class

Community Development 

Beneficiaries

General Public/Unspecified
Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgender

Description

Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods sustains volunteer-driven action committees led by Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods Board Members and supported by Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods part time staff.

The purpose of these committees is to address neighborhood quality of life issues through resident-driven activism and advocacy. The Neighborhood Planning Committee brings resident voice to issues, educates residents on process and content of Denver's zoning code and through our Neighborhood Assembly Process, allows residents to democratically influence Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods advocacy positions. The Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods History Matters Committee works to preserve significant historic assets in our neighborhoods.

Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods Dialogue and Action Collaboration:

Our community organizing relies on consensus-based methods such as dialogue and deliberation, collaborative problem-solving and social networking applied to critical neighborhood issues.

Beginning in 2007 and working through 2019, Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods will continue its work on laying the groundwork for four popularly identified neighborhood challenges a) neighbor to neighbor connections; b) neighbor to business connections; c) environmental sustainability and) affordable housing needs.

Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods Information Sharing:

Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods provides timely information about neighborhood city-wide issues, meetings and social events through a monthly newsletter with a distribution of 800 area residents.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods has been instrumental in preserving historic properties, brokering good neighbor agreements with local businesses and area residents.

The Tears-McFarlane House and Community Center

Class

Community Development 

Beneficiaries

General Public/Unspecified

Description

Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods operates the Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods Community Center at 1290 Williams Street as a space to convene and problem-solve around neighborhood issues, enhance the work of other non-profits and support the work of civic groups.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods donates space to non-profit groups to support the good work and services they provide to the greater Capitol Hill neighborhood.

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