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Edgewater Collective

By Joel Newton

Since we launched Edgewater Collective over five years ago, our goal has been to cultivate partnerships and support other nonprofits that work in our schools and community. This summer we are partnering with the City of Edgewater to make this goal even more tangible. Starting on Thursday, June 21, we will be managing the beer garden at the Edgewater Market and Music with the proceeds going to our work in the local schools and to other nonprofits in the community.

Edgewater Market and Music is managed by the City of Edgewater and features local farmers, bands, crafts and much more. It runs on Thursday nights from June 21 to Sept. 6 along 25th Avenue from Ames Street to Sheridan Boulevard. The market starts at 5 p.m. and finishes at 8 p.m. each Thursday night.

Thursday nights we will be serving Joyride beer and the proceeds will go to various nonprofits in the community. Our hope is that this creates a platform to talk about our schools and the great work other nonprofits are doing in Edgewater.

Throughout the rest of the summer, we are also participating in other community events to spread the word about what is happening in our schools. Saturday, July 14, we are partnering with Joyride Brewing Company for their 4th Anniversary Party. Then on Aug. 25 we are organizing the Edgewater Community Festival and 5k to showcase everything Edgewater and raise money for K-3rd grade classroom book libraries for our area elementary schools.

More information about these summer events can be found at edgewatercollective.org/events.

Bike to Work Day: Edgewater 25th Avenue Station

Join the Edgewater Business Association and Edgewater Collective for a bike station on Bike to Work Day coming Wednesday, June 27. Stop on by the Edgewater 25th Avenue Station at the corner of 25th Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard from 6:30 to 9 a.m. We'll have coffee, drinks and other goodies for bikers.

Renovating Learning Spaces atMolholm Elementary

We are partnering with Molholm Elementary School, the Two Creeks Neighborhood Association and other community partners to renovate learning spaces at Molholm for teachers and students. Molholm was built in the 1950s so the building is showing its age and our goal is to assist in creating inspiring learning spaces for teachers and students.

This summer we will start this process by renovating a temporary building at Molholm to be used for teacher training and collaboration. The space was formerly a classroom so we will be painting, replacing the carpet and creating various moveable learning spaces for teachers.

Visit edgewatercollective.org to find out how you can be involved in this exciting project to benefit Molholm.