CHUN awards celebrate local projects

Neighborhood group also revived a nonprofit grant program

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On Jan. 10, Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods (CHUN) announced its annual Good Neighbor Awards. The awards recognize individuals, nonprofits and local businesses for outstanding volunteerism, community development, historic preservation and promoting safe neighborhoods, according to a news release.

In previous years, CHUN also had a grant program benefitting neighborhood nonprofits. A number of years ago, CHUN suspended the program because of financial restrictions, the release said. This year, the organization revived the program. Nonprofit winners of the Good Neighbor Awards received a $350 grant. Individuals and for-profit winners of awards selected a nonprofit within CHUN boundaries for the award.

“It’s an opportunity for us to celebrate the previous year’s accomplishments and to bring attention to the great work taking place throughout our community,” said Travis Leiker, president of CHUN, in the release.

CHUN serves 10 Denver neighborhoods. Its boundaries are from Broadway east to Colorado Boulevard and from First Avenue north to 22nd Avenue.

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