Opening Night Approaches!
CCN would like to remind our readers out there that the After School Program’s art project is reaching its culmination! Join us and our kids Thursday, May 9th from 5:30-8:00 pm at Platte Forum (1616 Little Raven) where you can gaze upon the weeks of hard work up close, as well as talk to the young artists themselves. Aided by professional artists, our kids worked in tandem with each other this year to create wildlife scenery that sustains the diverse, imaginative animals our older students created. Each animal in the exhibit represents one of our after-school kids, as they imprinted their characteristics and preferences onto canvas, which eventually became their own unique animal creations. We are very excited about this year’s collaboration and invite everyone to come meet, greet, and observe the CCN kids’ exhibit at the Platte Forum Community Arts Center 1610 Little Raven Street, Suite 135, Denver, Colorado 80202 next Thursday!
Summer at Last
The Colfax Community Network would like to begin this month’s section of appreciation by personally thanking Maria Kozak, an artist who was vital to our kids’ completion of their exhibit at Platte Forum. Twice a week, Maria lent her time to assist and stimulate our kids, encouraging them to push the limits of their imaginations while creating animal avatars accurate of their character and personality; the Platte Forum exhibit was made possible with your help, thanks again!
On Friday, April 19th, Goodwill Industries made a very generous contribution to our After-School Program by treating our kids to a bowling field trip! Hosted at a discounted rate by AMF Lanes of Aurora, our studious after-school kids were able to get their weekend started a little earlier by hitting the lanes thanks to the collaborative efforts of these two local businesses.
Arlen Preblud, of We Don’t Waste, has pledged their support for our Summer Food Program, with a goal to increase their fresh produce supplication so that in addition to the healthy lunches children can take healthy food home to their families.
Finally, the continued commitment from St. Barnabas (Family Nights), Birthday Smiles (year-round support for after-school program birthdays), and High Point Church has been a blessing to us as we finally close out the school year To all those involved, thank you again for helping us execute our mission and serve the Colfax community.
Support our Partners
Support our partner The Mile High Council/Comitis at Fundraising play for The Denver ELEMENT/Denver PIQUE through May 11 (Thur, Fri, and Sat evenings) 7:30 PM Crossroads Theater, 2590 Washington St. (Five Points), Denver, CO 80205. Tickets may be purchased at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/363916 (there is a small processing fee for this online service.) You can also pay with cash or credit card at the box office on the evening of the performance.