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.
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