50 Years of Impact!

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.

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: https://youtu.be/t28AhbkHKUI

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 hers that branched into creating accessories such as jewelry, tote bags, wallets and pouches.

You name it, Cooper could create it.

Cooper always thought about opening a boutique to sell her work. But it was a wayside idea that burned the back of her brain, occasionally boiling to the surface and eventually simmering down to the backburner.