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Our Mission


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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NEWSED promotes holistic social and economic development opportunities. Throughout its over 50-year history NEWSED’s programs and initiative have evolved to meet the ever changing needs of the community.


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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First Fridays with musical guests, bar, food trucks, special exhibits and shopping
Our annual celebration of Mexican culture and heritage. A NEWSED Denver tradition since 1987.
Stay tuned for information about our 33rd Annual Civil Rights Awards celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.

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