NEWSED CDC Bi-Annual Newsletter
Bi-Annual NEWSED Program Report
Client Spotlight
Gloria Padilla, from foreclosure to security
Gloria Padilla is the full time care taker of her 92 year old mother. She has lived in her home on Xavier Street in the Berkeley neighborhood for many years. Gloria came to NEWSED like many individuals do in need of foreclosure counseling. By the time she came to us she had already visited two other groups who advised her that her situation was hopeless and pushed her sell. This wasn't a viable option for Gloria. She wanted to remain in her home and figure out a way to re-modify her loan, rework her budget and provide stability for herself and her mom. As a single woman in her 60s with limited income and major responsibilities, moving wasn't an option. She was determined to find a way to stay put. Fortunately with the help of NEWSED's counselors, together they found a way. By following a financial action plan Gloria stuck to her budget, increased her income and in the end was able to take advantage of a 4.5% HAMP loan modification. In what could have been a story of hardship and another casualty of today's rough economy, Gloria has navigated her way out of turbulent waters. We're just glad we could help.

Award Season
Recently Newsed was recognized for it's dynamic programming both locally and nationally. The first award was received at Esperanza’s National Prayer Conference held in Washington DC on June 13th. Mercedes Fuentes, Director of Programs accepted the award from Jody Torres-Lynch, Esperanza’s board chair for the services provided to more than 885 low and moderate families. Including such programs as the pre-purchase one-on-one counseling, foreclosure counseling, financial literacy classes, social loans, down payment assistance and others.

The second award was presented to NEWSED CDC by Sheridan School District in Sheridan Colorado as part of the financial literacy and lending circles programs offered to the school's parents. NEWSED CDC initiated a partnership with Sheridan School District in 2017.
Event Re-Cap
This year marked the 31st Anniversary of Cinco de Mayo Festival. It was one of the best year's yet. The weather was PERFECT. The margaritas were flowing, the lowriders were . . . low, the music was hype and the crowds were loving it. Next year's Cinco will take place on May 4th and 5th. Mark those calendars now!
Last month NEWSED held its 6th Annual Breakfast Award Ceremony honoring our very supportive realtor and lender community. These individuals represent our trusted network of professionals that work with our clients to make sure their home buying needs are well taken care of, for that we are very appreciative. This year's awards were given to Bryan Johnson of Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp. and Myrna Baltazar of Georgetown Mortgage.
27th Annual Civil Rights Awards
SAVE THE DATE!

Thursday, September 20, 2018
5 – 8:00 pm
Seawell Grand Ballroom | DCPA

Tables (10 seats) – $1,600 | Individual Seats – $160
Sponsorships are available, contact Veronica at  vbarela@newsed.org


It will be an evening to share in each other’s inspiring stories and honor those individuals and organizations who have worked to spread the message of human rights and dignity.
NEWSED welcomes Office Manager
Juanita Herrera
Juanita was born and raised in Denver and joined NEWSED at the end of May. For the last eight years she worked for non-profit organization The Denver Inner City Parish as the Office Manager specifically for their program La Academia. While there she was also responsible for event coordination, fundraising efforts, and assisted the Director of the Summer Day Camp program. She is currently working towards her A.A. in accounting at the Community College of Denver. When completed she will then move on to her B.A and M.A. at Metropolitan State University of Denver.
The ZONE Business Connection Center
Space Available for Retail and Office Businesses

"The Zone has been a wonderful opportunity allowing me to build my brand and customer base in a prime location. It has allowed me to plant roots in an area that otherwise would not have be affordable.” - Latasha Bell

The ZONE Business Connection Center is a retail and office incubator that provides affordable rent and support services for emerging retail and service based businesses in Colorado. We currently have space available for rent. Come see us!

To learn how The ZONE can help you grow your business, click here.

Visit the ZONE
Wednesday - Saturday: 12 pm to 6 pm
725 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
Here to help you prepare for the future


Do you know that creating a money-saving habits can help you develop a realistic savings plan?

You do not need to start with a big amount at first, but start with a little until you create the habit of savings. Follow the steps below and watch your saving grow. 

Would you like to be able to increase your savings? Call NEWSED CDC’ counselors today for an appointment.



See our full schedule of upcoming homebuyer classes here !

See our full schedule of upcoming start-up
business classes here !
Upcoming Events and Workshops
JULY

July 14th & 28th
Saturday Homebuyer Education Workshop
9:00am - 3:00pm
Location TBD

July 18th (english)
Wednesday Homebuyer
Education Workshop
5:30pm - 9:30 pm
Location TBD

July 23 - 24
Business Class
  5:00pm-7:30pm
Corky Gonzales Library
1498 Irving St
Denver, CO 80204

AUGUST

August 3rd
First Friday at The ZONE
5:00pm - 10:00pm
 725 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204

August 11th & 25th
Saturday Homebuyer Education Workshop
9:00am - 3:00pm
Location TBD
August 8th (spanish)
August 15th (english)
Wednesday Homebuyer
Education Workshop
5:30pm - 9:30 pm
Location TBD

August 20 - 21
Start-Up Business Class
5pm - 7:30pm
Martinez Dental
1200 S Wadsworth
Lakewood, CO 80232

SEPTEMBER

September 7th
First Friday at The ZONE
5:00pm - 10:00pm
 725 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204

September 8th & 22nd
Saturday Homebuyer Education Workshop
9:00am - 3:00pm
Location TBD

September 5th (spanish)
September 12th (english)
Wednesday Homebuyer
Education Workshop
5:30pm - 9:30 pm
Location TBD

September 17 - 18
Business Class
  5:00pm-7:30pm
Corky Gonzales Library
1498 Irving St
Denver, CO 80204

September 20th
Civil Rights Awards Gala
5 - 9 pm
Seawell Grand Ballroom
DCPA

OCTOBER

October 6th & 20th
Saturday Homebuyer Education Workshop
 9:00am - 3:00pm
Location TBD

October 24th
Wednesday Homebuyer
Education Workshop
5:30pm - 9:30 pm
Location TBD

October 22 - 23
Start-Up Business Class
5pm - 7:30pm
Martinez Dental
1200 S Wadsworth
Lakewood, CO 80232 
Connect with our team
Andrea Barela
President / CEO
303-534-8342 x 110

Frank Padilla
Real Estate Director
303-534-8342 x 107

Mercedes Fuentes
Director of Programs
303-534-8342 x 124
Veronica Acosta
Lead Homeownership Counselor
303-534-8342 x 133

Anaihs Espinoza
Homeownership Counselor
303-534-8342 x 108

Yarissa Ley-Ramos
Counselor Assistant
303-534-8342 x 109
Paul Flohr
Homeownership Counselor
303-534-8342

Juanita Herrera
Office Manager
303-534-8342 x 100