We want YOU!!
Hello neighbors. Are you familiar with the boundaries of Eiber, your neighborhood? If you live between Oak Street and Wadsworth, and between Colfax and 6th Ave., you live in Eiber! Have you ever attended an Annual Eiber Meeting? Do you have activities, programs, projects that would enhance our neighborhood and/or proactive ideas you would like to share? Are there any concerns or excitement about the future of our wonderful piece of Lakewood? The Eiber Board of Directors are all volunteer neighbors who formed an organization in April of 2000 in response to the City of Lakewood's Neighborhood Plans. Eiber is a very active community. Our neighborhood boasts a community garden and at least one resilience circle. We participate in the Bee Safe initiative and support the children who attend Eiber elementary school. Not only that, but we have earned the city's Sustainable Neighborhood award year after year! We are looking for input, participation and new energy as we begin 2016.
Please contact any of the Board members with your ideas and/or neighborhood concerns; and please join us for our monthly meetings and our Annual Neighborhood meeting held April of each year. Click here for further information.
Other Volunteer Opportunities
Eiber Elementary School Volunteer Literacy Program
Eiber Elementary School is our neighborhood school, but unfortunately over 90% of its children are on federally assisted lunch programs, an indicator of poverty. There is a high mobility rate at the school and over 10% of the children attending the school are classified as homeless. In an effort to break this cycle of poverty, Eiber neighborhood residents, in partnership with USDA employees, reach out to these children and read with them once a week. This volunteer reading program takes only a small time commitment, but what it returns is priceless – an opportunity to help a child reach academic success. Daily reading is the key to academic success. However the volunteer reading program benefits the adult volunteers as well as the children. Many adults form friendships with their reading buddy, and read with the child year after year. It is a rewarding and fun volunteer job. Learn how you can help support this neighborhood school and these wonderful children. For information, contact Lois Witte at firstname.lastname@example.org, 303-358-4910, or stop by the school located at 1385 Independence Street, Lakewood, CO.