About

Extreme Community Makeover is a movement of volunteers working in partnership with residents of specific Denver neighborhoods to complete home and neighborhood improvement projects.

These projects include graffiti removal, landscaping, painting, yard work, or other projects identified by the residents. Groups such as churches, companies, families, and schools may participate, or individuals can take part. Equally important as fences that are built are the relationships being built—between the volunteers and community members, among the neighbors on a block, and between the community and resources in their neighborhood.

Why Do We Serve?

Extreme Community Makeover takes a neighborhood based approach to our projects. We believe that being a part of your community is a really important part of life. When we get to know our neighbors and begin to build relationships with them, we start to help and look out for one another and that's part of living together in a shared geographical space. In the busyness of life today, we often don't take time to meet our neighbors, which is why Extreme Community Makeover exists - to build relationships between neighbors and across neighborhoods. The timeline below shows the life span serving in Denver.

Where Do We Serve?

Globeville Globeville Elyria Elyria Swansea Swansea La Alma/ Lincoln Park La Alma/ Lincoln Park West Colfax West Colfax Villa Park Villa Park Barnum Barnum Westwood Westwood
In 2008, ECM began its focus in the Villa Park and West Colfax neighborhoods in Denver. In 2009, ECM expanded into the neighborhoods of Globeville and La Alma/Lincoln Park. In 2010, ECM started serving the Barnum and Westwood neighborhoods. In 2012, ECM began working in the Elyria and Swansea neighborhoods as well. Currently, ECM projects take place in these eight Denver neighborhoods.

ECM Time Line

  • 2008 ECM Launches

    ECM began its focus in the Villa Park and West Colfax neighborhoods in Denver.
  • 2009ECM Expands

    ECM expanded into Globeville and La Alma/Lincoln Park.
  • 2010ECM Grows

    ECM started serving the Barnum and Westwood neighborhoods.
  • 2012ECM Gets Bigger

    ECM began working in the Elyria and Swansea neighborhoods.
  • 2013 - TodayECM Currently

    Currently, ECM projects take place in these eight Denver neighborhoods.

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