Posts by Quinn

Sandy’s Prescription: A ParkRx Story

Groundwork Denver is filled to the brim with staff who are just as passionate as they are committed to fulfilling the mission of the nonprofit organization. Take Sandra “Sandy” Douglas for example, who has served as the ParkRx Program Manager for GWD since the summer of 2016. ParkRx, also referred to as Park prescription, is…

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David Lopez: Paving the Way for Minority Youth in Positions of Power and Leadership

The following is a story provided by Brendan Teck, an intern holding the position of Volunteer Outreach and Communications Assistant at Groundwork Denver during the summer of 2018. Brendan Teck was selected to intern with Groundwork Denver through The Denver Foundation’s Nonprofit Internship Program.   Today, we often think of young people as individuals who…

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An Open Door to Health – A ParkRx Story

It was a hot sunny day, temperatures rising above the 90’s, and though conditions like these would normally prevent people from going outside, that was not the case for Leonor Perez. At Mestizo-Curtis Park, located in the Five Points neighborhood as Denver’s oldest park, Leonor found herself taking lead in bettering her health with the…

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National Jewish Health is Looking For Study Participants in GES!

Join a citizen science study in the Globeville and Elyria-Swansea neighborhoods! While in this science study group, you’ll learn about the air that you and your family breathe and discover ways to take action to protect your health while exploring how to decrease your exposure to air pollution. Participants need to be at least 18 years…

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Platte Farm Open Space: Implementation is in Sight

Nine years in the making, Platte Farm Open Space (PFOS) is an example of why persistence pays off. On April 24th, Groundwork Denver, along with the City of Denver Departments of Parks and Recreation and Public Works, and Councilwoman Robin Kniech hosted a meeting to update the public on the brownfield-to-open space project that Globeville…

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Groundwork Denver Welcomes New Executive Director

Groundwork Denver is pleased to announce that Cindy Chang has been named Executive Director. Cindy possesses an analytical mind and has experience with project management and execution, fundraising, and organizational development. She is an agile leader with a proven ability to navigate complex systems of private, public, and nonprofit partnerships and is certain to provide Groundwork…

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Groundwork Denver in search of new Executive Director

Groundwork Denver’s search for a new Executive Director to replace Wendy Hawthorne has reached its first milestone, with the application window closing on November 24. The search committee is excited about the diversity and quality of the candidates expressing interest in the position and looks forward to initial screenings by our executive recruitment firm, and first-round interviews to…

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