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.
Incubator space helps kickstart small business
A big need right is teaching business savvy in a way that is affordable and realistic to help uplift a community battling gentrification and dislocation.
Small Business Spotlight: The ZONE Uses Retail to Uplift Community
When wandering around on Santa Fe Drive on a First Friday, don't miss out on a little shop called the ZONE tucked a bit off the main drag by Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center. The ZONE is a business program of NEWSED, a community organization that has served Denver neighborhoods since 1973.
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.
City offering $2.15M in grants to activate neighborhoods, increase foot traffic, and boost small businesses
American Rescue Plan Act funds to be awarded from $20,000 to $200,000 for grassroots activation events, placemaking, and beautification...
Downtown Denver to Gain Tacos Selene
A restaurant that started as a food truck in Aurora more than two decades ago is now opening a third storefront, this time in Downtown Denver at 1001 Santa Fe Dr.
2022 First-Time Homebuyer Programs in Colorado
State and local governments in Colorado offer several first-time homebuyer programs that allow qualified people to receive down payment and closing cost assistance.