DENVER, CO – In conjunction with New Beginnings Ministry Denver, the Department of Public Safety will host the 2013 Unity in the Community event at Columbus Park on Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM.
A “Stop the Violence Peace March/Walk” will precede the event at 11:00 AM to raise awareness about the impact needless violence has on the community. The march will begin at 38th and Federal Blvd. and end at Columbus Park near 38th Ave. and Navajo St.
Unity in the Community is a free, family-friendly event where attendees can learn about community and government support services while they enjoy free food, live entertainment, prize drawings and a variety of activities, including a 3-on-3 basketball tournament.
Over 20 private and public community organizations will participate in this year’s outreach event to provide information on youth services, financial security options, community policing, health and wellness options, and upcoming neighborhood social activities. Bilingual staff will be available during the event, and announcements will be made in English and Spanish.
Members of Denver Public Safety Youth Programs, the Denver Police Department, the Denver Fire Department and the Gang Reduction Initiative of Denver (GRID) will attend the event and provide information on a variety of public safety services and resources available to the community.
Denver Parks and Recreation will also be on hand to help Denver students ages 5 to 18 register for the MY Denver Card. Thanks to Denver voters’ overwhelming support of Measure 2A in 2012, All school-age Denver residents can use the MY Denver Card for free, year-round access to the city’s 26 recreation centers and 29 pools. The MY Denver Card can also be used as a Denver Public Library card.
“This important community event supports the residents, businesses and neighborhoods by raising awareness about available services,” said Councilwoman Judy Montero. “Whether that’s summer youth programs and activities, or where to go for affordable health care. It’s all about coming together as a community and building relationships.”
This is the second bi-annual Unity in the Community outreach event. The first event was held in 2011 and over 1,000 community members attended. The purpose of Unity in the Community is to enhance community cohesion and combat violence and crime in Denver’s neighborhoods.