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NEWSED promotes community development to underserved populations in Colorado by providing navigation for housing services, nurturing small businesses, and promoting asset creation.

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The ZONE Marketplace provides storefront and supportive small business services for retail-based businesses in Colorado.

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Homebuyer Assistance

NEWSED offers counseling & financial education services to first-time homebuyers.

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Small Business

Learn about small business programs and training opportunities at NEWSED.

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NEWSED offers several unique lending tools for clients needing financial assistance.

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SINCE 1973

NEWSED’s primary focus has been to solve long-term economic problems in disadvantaged communities by securing and coordinating resources for neighborhood revitalization, developing needed shopping areas and services, fostering minority and neighborhood business ownership, job retention and creation, increasing home ownership and affordable rental opportunities, neighborhood organizing and hosting cultural events and activities that showcase the neighborhood’s predominately Chicano/Mexicano population.


Jun 3, 2023

City adding $1M to neighborhood activation program
Denver Economic Development & Opportunity (DEDO) is launching a second round of its Neighborhood Activation Program with a $1M investment.

Jan 1, 2023

50 Years of Impact!
All of us at NEWSED are so excited to celebrate 2023 because it’s our 50th anniversary! It has been five decades since NEWSED took its first steps into the world of community-based redevelopment and organizing.

Dec 14, 2022

Elevating Denver: Luna Legacy
The Luna family has had a profound impact on the Denver metro area and statewide for decades. Click the "Read More" button below to view the segment on YouTube or view the full Elevating Denver episode here:

Oct 14, 2022

NEWSED and The ZONE Marketplace continue to help local entrepreneurs thrive
Anita Cooper learned how to sew when she was 14 years old. She’s the third oldest out of 10 children – so, it was sort of a necessity. She sewed clothing for her and her siblings, creating dresses, skirts, shirts and scarves, whatever was desired. It became a passion of

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