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Montbello Community Building Resources

We have 9 community partners that reside with us in our building, offering wrap-around services to both Academy 360 families and the greater Montbello neighborhood, which is changing the narrative of how a school can serve its community.

Academy 360 is a founding member of the Montbello Community Building.  Partners seeks to build neighborhood relationships through education and community programming to meet the needs of children and their families in the Montbello and Far Northeast communities – truly offering a wraparound services approach.

Denver Human Services (Neighborhood Site)

WellPower (formerly Mental Health Center of Denver)

Through Montbello Organizing Committee’s Montbello Solutions work, a community focused approach to clinical and holistic mental health services for youth and adults, Academy 360 houses two therapists within the school’s facility that serves students, their families, and the greater Far Northeast Community. Jordan and Angie Lorena use a community-based, trauma-informed, and social justice approach to holistic mental health care across the lifespan.

  • Mental Health Services
  • Early Childhood, School Age, & Teen Services
  • Work & Education Training
  • Behavioral Services
  • Housing Services

Families Forward

Holiday Food and Toy Drive

Families Forward Resource Center (FFRC) is a full service community service center providing supportive services and programs to northeast Denver and north Aurora, CO. FFRC operates as a collaborative organization. No matter what need comes up, either FFRC is prepared to address it, or we have a partnership in place that can provide the necessary support.

  • Parent Training
  • Utility Assistance
  • Youth Summer Camp
  • Family Visitation and Counseling
  • Exercise Groups & Classes

Struggle of Love

Thanksgiving Food Baskets and Holiday Toy Drive

With diverse offerings such as competitive sports and mentor teams, school supplies, food initiatives, toy drives, community picnics, and mental health awareness, Struggle of Love collaborates with other local nonprofits to reach and educate under-served communities in the Denver metro area. During their annual backpack giveaway, S.O.L gives away more than 300 backpacks full of school supplies for children who need them.

  • Mental Health Supports
  • Food Access
  • Youth and Teen Physical and Social Services

Montbello Organizing Committee

Montbello Organizing Committee is full of information about the groundbreaking work taking place in the Greater Montbello Community. There are ways for every resident to get involved and start working on improving our community!

Families Against Violent Acts (FAVA)

FAVA’s mission is to EMPOWER FAMILIES with resources to aid in the restoration of hope within the lives of these families. We do this work by providing youth, parents, caregivers, and older adults the tools and support they need to reduce violence within their own families and create a loving support system within community. 

Join a support group

Colorado Black Arts Movement (C-BAM)

The mission of My Black City is to facilitate a cohesive ecosystem of the local black community to inspire, innovate and connect local black communities together.  Since the beginning, C-BAM has partnered with local black communities to empower and highlight the work they are doing and to create systems to help sustain their impact and create a legacy.

Steps to Success

Programs Offered Include:

  • PROMOTING ALTERNATIVE THINKING STRATEGIES (PATHS)
  • STRENGTHENING FAMILIES
  • LITERACY & EQUITY
  • VIOLENCE, INJURY, PROTECTION AND RISK SCREENING TOOL
  • POSITIVE RECOGNITION CAMPAIGN

Want to learn more? CLICK HERE

Consumption Literacy Project

Consumption Literacy Project is a 501(C)(3) organization that engages and supports students, communities, and educators to innovate ways of changing waste and consumption patterns.

Children’s Farms in Action

“Yardwork” with A360’s Family Therapist

Ron Allen is A360’s Family Therapist & Social Emotional Specialist. Prior to joining A360, Ron worked for Families Forward Resource Center in Montbello for over 15 years. Ron’s experiences are in Trauma Informed Parenting, Behavioral and Mental Illness, Fatherhood Training and Family and Community Resources.  He has his Masters in Family Counseling with a Minor in Psychology from the Aspen Christian College & Seminary.

Ron started his “yardwork” back in February 2020, which consisted of meeting with students and their families in the front yard of their homes, providing them with whole family therapy, addressing the needs of both the child and the adults in the home.

Child & Family Therapy Center of Denver

  • Child Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Family Counseling
  • Grief Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Massage Therapy
  • Chaplain Suport