It was very new for me to get involved in a campaign like this. I mainly wanted to get involved because I knew it would help my children get to school.

Miriam Alvarez has been a resident of Westwood, a neighborhood located in Southwest Denver, for about 3 years. The significant lack of transportation in that area has impacted her as well as her 3 children that live with her, so Miriam decided to get involved in a campaign to bring transportation to her neighborhood. “I participated in the campaign by inviting more of my neighbors, including one of my friends who ended up coming with me to almost all of the meetings. I learned that we have to fight for what we need and being a part of this campaign also helped connect me more to my community.”

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Featured Resources

Beyond the Yellow Bus

2014 report on Promising Practices for Maximizing Access to Opportunity Through Innovations in Student Transportation


Success Express: Transportation Innovation in Denver Public Schools

2014 A Case Study on the Creation and Execution of Success Express in Denver Public Schools


School Transportation in Colorado: Implications for Expanded Learning Time

2014 Report Exploring Ways Transportation Impacts Student and District Access to Expanded Learning Time


Denver Regional Equity Atlas

2012 Denver Regional Equity Atlas, Original Preceding Online Interactive Tool


2015 Community Facilities Scan

Data and Recommendations on Station Areas in MHC's Key Geographies


Regional Equity Atlas

The Denver Regional Equity Atlas is a tool to help raise awareness about the benefits and opportunities that a robust public transportation network can create.

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Sustainable Communities Initiative

Sustainable communities demonstrate long-term, proactive, thoughtful and integrated planning and development.

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Access to Opportunity Platform: A Regional Call to Action to Address Our Gentrification & Displacement Crisis

Gentrification & Displacement Platform


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