With the Delta variant surging, Denver has issued new public health orders requiring pre-K through 12th-grade students to wear masks at school and requiring city employees and some private-sector workers in high-risk settings to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
When Maricruz Herrera first moved to the Montbello area six years ago, she wanted to get to know her neighbors. Months later she helped start the neighborhood’s first summer camp for children with little resources and no prior experience. Herrera has been instrumental in providing residents with resources and services, particularly the Latinx immigrant community, which makes up a large portion of Montbello. She serves as the executive director of Colorado Changemakers Collective (Colectiva Creando Cambios en Colorado, in Spanish), a nonprofit based out of her home, that helps connect residents to these free programs. Her goal is to bring more awareness to Montbello’s struggles and triumphs.