32nd Avenue Jubilee Center
32nd Avenue Jubilee Center
The 32nd Avenue Jubilee Center has been a welcoming presence in the Northwest Denver community since 2001 helping those who live in poverty and who are marginalized. The center accomplishes this through programs and services that target poverty, youth and their families, those in immigrant communities, the elderly, and those living with disabilities.
About 32nd Avenue Jubilee Center
The 32nd Avenue Jubilee Center has been a welcoming presence in the Northwest Denver community since 2001 and exemplifies The Episcopal Church's mission of helping those who live in poverty and who are marginalized. The center accomplishes this through a variety of programs and services that target poverty, the elderly, youth, those living with disabilities, those who are homeless and those in immigrant communities. The Center offers emergency, supportive and educational resources that address basic human needs. The Center also facilitates an afterschool program, a summer educational enrichment camp for at-risk students, a healthcare initiative, and emergency resources and referral.
How You Can Serve.
COVID 19 Update: Due to Covid, this site will be able to accept limited volunteers. This site can take two students. Potentially begin online.
At 32nd Ave. Jubilee, you might contribute by working in the After-School Program. This program offers homework assistance and one-on-one mentoring. Students are needed to provide assistance with reading, writing, math, science, and social studies, as well as assistance with special school projects, such as art and science fair projects. Help facilitate the educational success of elementary and middle school students, many of whom face challenges as first-generation immigrants and whose primary language is Spanish. We are looking for one to three students that can really dedicate themselves to working with us for the year.
Characteristics in a student: Compassionate, Patient, and Flexible. Spanish language skill development opportunities are plentiful.
Additional requirements/paperwork: Background Check, Bilingualism preferred, but not required.
Placement Availability: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 3:00-6:00pm.
About the West Highland Neighborhood
The West Highland neighborhood includes the northwestern part of what was the incorporated Town of Highlands. From its beginning as an elite suburb of the "unsavory" city of Denver in 1875, the town expanded until its boundaries stretched north from Colfax Avenue to 38th Avenue and west from Zuni Street to Sheridan Boulevard. By 1890, there were 35 subdivision developments in addition to the original Highland Park.
As the population of the town grew, it did not remain as exclusively wealthy as its original planners had intended. Many of the subdivisions allowed small homes to be built on 25-foot lots. However, the town did remain residential and the housing was primarily owner-occupied, with great pride shown by the owners.