The Stapleton Foundation for Sustainable Urban Communities has dropped “Stapleton” from its name. The foundation began doing business as The Foundation for Sustainable Urban Communities in January 2018.
“The Foundation has recognized the value and need for this change for some time,'' said Landri Taylor, the foundation's CEO. "The Foundation thanks local community groups and residents who have brought focus to the Stapleton name and its relationship to the old airport’s namesake, Ben Stapleton, and his connection to the Ku Klux Klan in the early 1920s.
“Our work has grown over the past 15 years beyond Stapleton to the adjacent neighborhoods, the I-70 corridor from downtown to DIA, and northeast Denver and northwest Aurora. The new name better reflects our expanded scope."
The Foundation for Sustainable Urban Communities was founded in the early 1990s by beloved Denver philanthropist Sam Gary to craft a plan to redevelop the old Stapleton Airport into a mixed-use development of residential, commercial, retail, open space and parks. That plan, known as “The Green Book", guides the foundation's work today. The foundation and the city of Denver chose Cleveland-based Forest City Enterprises (now Forest City Realty Trust, Inc.) as the master developer for the project.
Forest City Realty Trust, Inc. is a NYSE-listed national real estate company with $8.1 billion in consolidated assets. The company is principally engaged in the ownership, development, management and acquisition of commercial and residential real estate throughout the United States. For more information, visit www.forestcity.net.
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be well Schools Project Manager
The be well Health and Wellness Initiative seeks to hire a Schools Project Manager tolead the be well Schools Program. The program collaborates with the Denver and Aurora school districts to support the creation, implementation and evaluation of school health policies, practices, built environment changes and school health programs at schools in Northeast Denver and Northwest Aurora.
Candidates should be experienced with K12 schools and able to manage a portfolio of relationships within schools. Candidates should also be able to communicate efficiently with stakeholders and execute a vision to improve the health of schools in the be well Zone. The be well Zone is a six-neighborhood area encompassing Northeast Park Hill, Greater Park Hill, East Montclair, Northwest Aurora, Montbello and Stapleton.
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