What's Good in the 'Wood



Making a difference: a parent’s letter

Rosa Alfaro, site coordinator for the Lasley Cottages Before and After School Program, has been making a difference in the lives of children and their families for many years. In addition to coordinating Camp E.C.O. at Bear Creek Lake Park... Continue Reading →

A head start on healthy eating

Lakewood’s effort to foster a complete local food system means looking beyond residents relying on backyard gardening, community gardens and urban farms. In its latest project, the City’s Head Start preschool program is bringing fresh food directly to the families.... Continue Reading →

Growing sustainable neighborhoods

“The program is transformative for the neighborhood and life-changing for those involved,” Christy Cerrone explains. Alyssa Vogan, Lakewood’s sustainability planner who is working with the neighborhoods, adds, “The whole goal of the program is neighbors bettering their community.”

The transformation of Rose Stein Elementary

The upcoming opening of Rose Stein International Elementary School in Lakewood is a story of both opportunity and rejuvenation, and it shows what can happen when schools reinvest in neighborhoods. This is a "unique opportunity to be part of a... Continue Reading →

Understanding the Constitution matters even in elementary school

Where do lawyers go when not in the courtroom or the Council chambers? Back to school, with the U.S. Constitution in hand. At least that’s what four attorneys for the City of Lakewood did recently at Bear Creek Elementary School... Continue Reading →

Homework Club provides much more than school help

The City of Lakewood works to create community collaborations, and what’s happening with the After-School Homework Club at Emory Elementary is definitely a program to celebrate. This alliance among the school, the Lakewood Faith Coalition and other community members serves... Continue Reading →

Westgate Elementary opens new playground

At Westgate Elementary School in Lakewood, students are now enjoying a new playground courtesy of the efforts of parents, kids, Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) and the City of Lakewood. These community partners worked together to design and fund a new playground... Continue Reading →

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