Who is Lakewood Connects?
Lakewood Connects builds effective service partnerships between church, government, school and business in Lakewood, Colorado.
How is partnership built?
Lakewood Connects builds partnerships via the Lakewood Church Network, Lakewood Faith Coalition and Human Services’ Power of Partnership. These Faith Community networks serve as a platform to link Faith Communities with Government, School and Businesses in Lakewood. Together we can accomplish more!
What are some examples of Partnership supported/built by Lakewood Connects?
• Foothills Elementary School: 2013 Foothills Elementary School’s “Foothills Field of Dreams” connected 11 churches, a dozen businesses, the mayor’s office and over 200 students who raised $500,000 to renovate the outdoor play field at a Title 1 elementary school.
• All American City: Sponsored church, school and neighborhood projects which supported the 2016 City of Lakewood’s successful “All American City Award” recognition.
• Tutoring: Established tutoring programs in 10 elementary schools helping 150 students annually. For the past 7 years these programs have contributed to improved academic scores and linked hundreds of community members to neighborhood schools.
• Homelessness: Supports 4 organizations that serve Lakewood homeless by recruiting church hosts and +50 volunteers. Partnerships between Government, Nonprofits, businesses and dozens of churches support compassionate programs for our neighbors.
• Title 1 Schools: Building “Support Teams” for 10 Title 1 Elementary Schools in Lakewood comprised of leade