Thursday, September 29, 2016

Denverite: Denver's "Globeville and Swansea schools lose funding to gentrification. A city grant tries to make up the difference."

Quoting from yesterday's Denverite Chalkbeat by Melanie Asmar:

"Two elementary schools in working-class north Denver neighborhoods that are feeling the sting of gentrification will share a $120,000 grant to fund a staff member at each school to address some of the challenges facing the changing communities...Garden Place Academy, an elementary school in the adjacent Globeville neighborhood, will use its $60,000 to hire a new family liaison to encourage parents to become involved at the school."

Link to the full article.

Note: My family, including a pair of great-great grandparents made roots in Globeville after immigrating here from the Volga River area of Russia at the turn of the century (1900). The last family to make their home in Globeville died in 1994. I believe her immediate heirs sold the small home, built in 1896, on North Sherman Street for $20,000 or so, back then. The last sale recorded appears to be for $40,000 in November 2006. But...enter Denver's real estate/gentrification boom of late and current estimates ballooned to these estimated levels for the property: Redfin, $149,942; Re/Max, $172,000; Zillow, $187,447; and Trulia, $216,000. Hence, the public school gentrification crisis explained in this article.

PR Week: "Doritos is tying a branded promotion to a presidential election for the first time this year"

Quoting from yesterday's posting:

"Doritos has formed a partnership with Rock the Vote to increase voter registration among eligible young voters and to show the U.S. that 'the boldest choice is to make a choice.'

This marks the first time the brand is tying a promotion to a presidential election."

Link to the full article.