You’ll enjoy watching this video testimonial of our Work Day on Saturday, October 17, 2015. We were honored to assist Marie and many others with their yard work and home improvement projects. Extreme Community Makeover has been serving the West Colfax neighborhood for eight years now. During this time, we’ve seen huge transformation and progress in this Denver neighborhood – one block at a time.
Nowadays the streets of West Colfax are filled with shopping centers, healthcare facilities and commercial offices that blend with residences in this Hispanic and Asian multi-ethnic neighborhood. However, more than 100 years ago West Colfax developed as the residential and commercial home of Denver’s original Jewish population.
West Colfax is identified by the Piton Foundation as one of the city’s at-risk neighborhoods, with residents who are younger, poorer, and less educated than those who reside in almost any other Denver neighborhood. Some 28% (2013) of West Colfax residents are without a high school diploma, compared to the city-wide rate of 10%, and just 26% (2013) of residents hold an undergraduate degree, that’s 22% less than that of Denver’s population.