Art from Ashes exists to empower struggling youth by providing creative programs that facilitate health and hope through expression, connection and transformation.
Art from Ashes (AfA) is the first youth arts agency in Colorado to use a process of creative expression specifically designed to facilitate personal transformation using spoken word poetry and visual/tactile art. AfA’s empowerment workshops transcend standard arts programming by encouraging some of our most neglected members of society to embrace their creative identity rather than one founded on negative experiences and circumstances.
Denver, CO 80205
A Full-Service Branch Library. The Denver Public Library Commission named the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library. Former Mayor Wellington Webb and First Lady Wilma Webb proposed the name, which combines the last names of Omar Blair, the first black president of the Denver school board, and Elvin Caldwell, the first black City Council member.
Denver Former Mayor Wellington E. Webb and First Lady Wilma J. Webb had a shared vision. They envisioned a research library and museum to preserve and showcase the many contributions of African Americans to Colorado and the West. Much of that history was in private hands — those of political leaders, community organizations, churches and individuals. Other history was unwritten, still in the heads and hearts of those who had lived it. In 1999, during his third term as Mayor of Denver, Mayor and Mrs. Webb saw the urgent need to collect this legacy in one place before it was lost forever. They proposed construction of an African American Research Library as part of the Denver Public Library system. “There’s so much history, and we need to capture that for young people,” he said. “So much of it is in boxes, in basements, or in our heads.” And so the journey of gathering that history began.
Denver, CO 80231
We are a Denver based nonprofit that works with children that have a range of learning and developmental disabilities. By working with educators, providers, and families, we are able to provide the unique, individualized care that each child needs to reach their full potential. Through our research and ‘Therapy that Fits’ signature programs, we are extending our knowledge and changing the landscape nationally and globally of what transformative care looks like for children and families.