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Follow the many ways that YEA programs are having a positive impact on the community through stories in local media. 

Osage Cafe

 

This nonprofit cafe, which provides training and internships for at-risk and other youth, supplies a number of grab-and-go items at HELLOFOOD. Founded by the Denver Housing Authority (DHA), it's also got expansion plans.

 

"Through our partnerships with Meow Wolf and other vendors, we've outgrown our space," says Lori Laurita, operations manager for social enterprises within DHA. MORE

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Decatur Fresh

 

DENVER (CBS4) — After a decade of planning by the Denver Housing Authority, the doors of a brand new 1,800 square-foot market are officially open for the neighborhood of Sun Valley.

 

“I am so excited. This has been a long time coming,” said Annie Hancock, Interim Director of Community Connections at DHA. “Sun Valley is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the state of Colorado. And they have come around this master plan in such a unique and positive way.” MORE

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Osage Cafe

 

Until Meow Wolf debuts its latest project, Convergence Station, at 1338 First Street on September 17, the art isn't the only thing that you should be hungry to see...and taste. In addition to dozens of installations in one massive art experience, this Denver offshoot of the Santa Fe-based group is also introducing HELLOFOOD, a fast-casual cafe with a focus on one of the immersive installation's central ideas: fusion. MORE

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Arts Street

 

A year ago, when people were excited to get out of their houses, event organizer Chris Getzan and pop-culture genius Andrew Novick put together The Lost Book of Astrid Lee: A Physically-Distanced Mystery Quest through the History Colorado Center.  A scavenger hunt with weekly clues that one could solve alone, skulking alone around the noirish empty city like a modern-day Philip Marlowe (or maybe with a close friend or two from your COVID pod), Astrid Lee was designed to provide some relief from boredom and quarantine fatigue. MORE

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Decatur Fresh

 

One of Denver’s poorest, most diverse neighborhoods was a food desert. Until now.

Residents of Sun Valley have had to travel miles by car or bus to get to a real grocery store. Then came Decatur Fresh Market, a government-subsidized store full of fresh produce and international spices.

 

When Selena Ramirez was growing up, shopping for groceries was an hours-long ordeal that involved riding the city bus miles away with her mom and little brother and lugging home bags of food. MORE