More than Running: Meet the Team (Part 1 of 5)

The team at New Freedom Park began meeting in 2019. An organization called the Spring Institute for Intercultural Learning approached Girls on the Run when they identified a need for more girl-centric programming for the communities that they serve. 

The surrounding neighborhood is primarily comprised of low-income residents, as three affordable housing communities are within two blocks of the park. The Grace Apartments, operated by Mercy Housing, are directly adjacent to the site and specialize in housing for refugee families. Hope Communities, also operates an affordable housing complex, the Hidden Brook Apartments, which is adjacent to the park. The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless operates the Xenia Village about a block from the park. Combined, these three communities house over 1,000 residents, half of whom are children, within walking distance of the park. This specific community of refugees and immigrants are from countries such as Nepal, Burma, Somalia, and Afghanistan.

The team at New Freedom Park brings together girls from multiple schools, backgrounds, and cultures to create one cohesive community of girls who believe in themselves and each other.

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