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Since July of 2013, members of the Montbello Community have met, at the inquiry of two foundations, to examine existing assets as well as ways to improve the community. The primary purposes of the exploratory committee have been to determine ways to begin engaging the larger Montbello community in organizing, pinpointing leadership and potential funding streams to support these efforts.
Community Issues Identified
Lack of a voice– This is the most prevalent theme; residents feeling as if they do not have a voice about the things happening around them. There is a lot of “reacting” and responding to what the economic and political powers want, rather than being a part of the process.
Changing demographics with very little collaboration and interaction between cultures – specifically Latino and African American.
Transportation– Inefficient public transportation to get back and forth within Montbello. Ensuing Lightrail project is potential a prompter of gentrification.
Schools – Low scoring school. Poor parent and community engagement in decision making.
Health care– New Denver Health Clinic a plus, but more needed, especially in the area of wellness, health care testing, and prevention.
Food instability/hunger – High percentage of children and families who are on food stamps and are regularly food insecure.
Overall goals for community organizing
Our goals are to help bring the community together around issues, to aid in developing a voice —along with power and strength—such that the members of the Montbello community can help make the changes they envision for their community
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