Extreme Community Makeover is a movement of volunteers working in partnership with residents of specific Denver neighborhoods to complete home and neighborhood improvement projects.
These projects include graffiti removal, landscaping, painting, yard work, or other projects identified by the residents. Groups such as churches, companies, families, and schools may participate, or individuals can take part. Equally important as fences that are built are the relationships being built—between the volunteers and community members, among the neighbors on a block, and between the community and resources in their neighborhood.
Why Do We Serve?
Extreme Community Makeover takes a neighborhood based approach to our projects. We believe that being a part of your community is a really important part of life. When we get to know our neighbors and begin to build relationships with them, we start to help and look out for one another and that's part of living together in a shared geographical space. In the busyness of life today, we often don't take time to meet our neighbors, which is why Extreme Community Makeover exists - to build relationships between neighbors and across neighborhoods. The timeline below shows the life span serving in Denver.
Where Do We Serve?
In 2008, ECM began its focus in the Villa Park and West Colfax neighborhoods in Denver. In 2009, ECM expanded into the neighborhoods of Globeville and La Alma/Lincoln Park. In 2010, ECM started serving the Barnum and Westwood neighborhoods. In 2012, ECM began working in the Elyria and Swansea neighborhoods as well. Currently, ECM projects take place in these eight Denver neighborhoods.
ECM Time Line
2008 ECM LaunchesECM began its focus in the Villa Park and West Colfax neighborhoods in Denver.
2009ECM ExpandsECM expanded into Globeville and La Alma/Lincoln Park.
2010ECM GrowsECM started serving the Barnum and Westwood neighborhoods.
2012ECM Gets BiggerECM began working in the Elyria and Swansea neighborhoods.
2017ECM Adds A Social EnterpriseExtreme Yard Care is a lawn care social enterprise of Extreme Community Makeover. Learn More
2020 - TodayECM CurrentlyCurrently, ECM projects take place in these eight Denver neighborhoods.