FRESC: Good Jobs, Strong Communities

Contact Information

140 Sheridan Boulevard
303.477.6111 x11

Our Mission

FRESC is a non-profit organization which brings together a diverse array of stakeholders to advance these principles and achieve lasting change for low and moderate-income workers, their families, and communities in Denver, the metro region and Colorado.

Our Work

FRESC promotes a new vision of organizing that uplifts and empowers working families and creates healthier, more equitable and sustainable communities through policies and agreements.

Our Campaigns and Projects

FRESC has successfully passed a city-wide policy that protects service employees from displacement when contracts change hands, created more affordable housing near transit, and made the case for higher wages in the growing service sector.  (See more accomplishments here.)  Our current efforts continue the work to imagine, build and sustain an economy that works for everyone:

Ensuring full funding of the FasTracks public transit expansion, connecting underrepresented communities to good jobs on the build-out, and making sure low-income families have the chance to live near the system

» Promoting more environmentally sustainable buildings and energy production, and connecting low-income individuals, women and people of color to career training and quality jobs in the industry
» Organizing clergy as a moral voice in support of workplace democracy and better wages and working conditions, especially for vulnerable populations
» Improving transparency, community input, and equitable outcomes in economic development subsidy programs and investments
» Increasing civic participation among our constituents and targeted populations through non-partisan voter education and ballot initiatives that connect to our mission

News Articles

Allison Halprin Lovejoy | March 1, 2010

While the recession in Colorado seems to be on the mend, the state still faces job loss: Colorado's job shortfall was estimated by the Economic Policy Institute to be 195,191 jobs in November 2009. As promoting the creation of good jobs has long been central to FRESC's mission, the current recession and recovery efforts provide unique challenges and opportunities for our work.

FRESC | December 18, 2009

by Robin Kneich, FRESC: Good Jobs, Strong Communities

FRESC | November 18, 2008

Denver’s Regional Transportation District (RTD) has approved its first policy statement in support of affordable housing as part of its Strategic Plan for Transit Oriented Development (TOD).

FRESC | May 18, 2008

April 14th marked the latest Campaign for Responsible Development (CRD) action that included a rally and march around City Hall and the delivery of more than 1,800 postcards calling on the Mayor of Denver to ensure that community benefits are a part of the redevelopment of Union Station, the city’s regional light rail and transit hub.  More than 130 supporters participated in the action.  The passionate words of grassroots leaders were captured in