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Week of 8/9/17 Of Special Interest
 
Photo courtesy: writeourworld.org
 

By La Voz Staff
News@lavozcolorado.com
 
08/09/2017

New Aurora History Museum showcases stories

This new exhibit features stories by Crawford Elementary School immigrant and refugee students and parents that tell about their journey to the U.S. The museum has partnered with Aurora Public Schools’ Crawford Elementary and Write Our World, a nonprofit organization that has created and published online multicultural e-books. The majority of Crawford Elementary students are refugees, immigrants or children of immigrants. Exhibit runs from July - September 22.

Completion of $197m ‘Mariposa District’ redevelopment

The Denver Housing Authority on Friday celebrated the completion of a $197 million residential redevelopment project in the Lincoln Park neighborhood.The Mariposa District, a new mixed-use, mixed-income development at 10th and Osage streets, replaced the aging South Lincoln Homes, which were built in the 1950s. Construction of the development took place in eight phases and created nearly 600 new residential units, with a mix of market-rate and affordable homes. Officials say the Mariposa District is an example of “community-driven design,” since developers and residents worked together to come up with the master plan.

Nursing stations at Coors Field & Sports Authority Field

Nursing mothers attending sporting games or other events at Denver’s professional sports venues now have dedicated spots where they can breastfeed or pump. Coors Field and Sports Authority Field at Mile High teamed up with UCHealth to buy and install self-contained “nursing suites” at the venues. The suites join one that’s already in use at the Pepsi Center, making Denver the first U.S. city to have lactation suites in all of its downtown professional sports venues, according to UCHealth. The nursing stations are made by Mamava and measure four feet by eight feet. They’re air-conditioned, have an electrical outlet for plugging in a breast pump and can be locked from the inside. The booths are made to be used by one mom at a time with room for other children and diaper bags. Officials at UCHealth say the stations will give new moms a comfortable, quiet and private place to feed their children.

Nineth Annual Community School Supply Drive

Mile High Youth Production, Inc. (MHYP) and The Silva Family of Giving is excited to announce that the 9th Annual Community School Supply Drive is this Saturday, August 12th. Collection from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Distribution starts at 12:30 p.m. until all gone Sloan’s Lake Park 26th Ave., and Tennyson St. entrance.

Our Government

White House


The Spring 2018 White House Internship Program application is now open. The application portal will remain open until 11:59PM EDT on September 8, 2017. Any applications received after the deadline will not be considered. The Spring 2018 White House Internship Program term runs from January 10, 2018 to April 27, 2018. All applicants must be at least 18 years of age by the program start date, and must be able to commit to the full internship term to be eligible.

Colorado Governor

Gov. John Hickenlooper and Jake Steinfeld, Chairman of the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils, announced today that three Colorado schools have been selected to receive a Don’t Quit! Fitness Center. Winners include Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy in Colorado Springs, Centennial Middle School in Montrose and Everitt Middle School in Wheat Ridge. These schools demonstrated outstanding leadership in getting and keeping their students fit.

Denver Mayor

The contributions of immigrants to the fabric of the American experience are many. In that spirit, Mayor Hancock today joined with community leaders to bring a renewed face and voice to the issue of immigration, reminding ourselves of what makes this country – and this city – great, and the role that every person has in making the United States the country that it is today. “America is a country founded on the promise of a good life free from persecution,” Mayor Michael B. Hancock said. “Denver chooses to emulate the promise of this country, a promise that still rings true and will continue to ring true.

 

 

 

 

 
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