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Lakewood Linked

When neighbors start talking, good things happen!
Our Lakewood community becomes stronger when neighbors work together. It's easy to focus on your own needs and concerns, but a slight change in outlook can make a big difference in the day-to-day lives of a neighborhood and create a better, safer place to live for everyone. Check out some of our success stories.

What is Lakewood Linked?

Lakewood Linked is a community engagement program that believes neighbors comprise all elements of our neighborhood…

  • Faith organizations
  • Service organizations
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Schools
  • Residents
  • Businesses
...Together we can make a difference.

Lakewood Service Club Coalition and Lakewood Faith Coalition

Mayor Paul and City Council recognized all of the hard work put in by the Lakewood Service Club Coalition and the Lakewood Faith Coalition. November 2017.



How does Lakewood Linked Encourage Community Engagement?

Since 2014, the City has helped facilitate:
  • Lakewood Faith Coalition
  • Lakewood Service Organizations Coalition
  • Council to End Hunger in Lakewood


Linked Logo

Nextdoor is a social media site that helps facilitate communication with your neighbors. City staff uses to post information of interest to residents about City of Lakewood programs, meetings, events and issues. However, the City is not able to see neighborhood conversations on Nextdoor and does not utilize the site to respond to questions. Since 2013, the sites have grown from 10 to over 120. You can join the conversation.



Lakewood Faith Coalition

Lakewood Faith Coalition

Introduced in 2014, The Lakewood Faith Coalition (LFC) is a collaboration of over 35 Lakewood faith-based organizations and their members. LFC builds partnerships with neighborhoods, businesses, schools and nonprofit organizations. 



Their mission is to build a sense of community and collaboration in Lakewood, Colorado, by engaging and building partnerships among its neighborhoods, businesses, schools, non-profit organizations, city leaders and faith communities.  


Currently, the LFC is focused on supporting the needs of Lakewood’s Title 1 Schools. For more information, contact Reg Cox at

Reg Cox and Tony


Reg Cox, chair for the LFC, talks with Tony, 7, 
about his clay project at Foothills Elementary School.




Lakewood Service Organizations Coalition

 Service Club Logos
Representatives from Kiwanis, Rotary, Optimist and Elks Clubs in Lakewood work to collaborate on community projects and make a collective impact to support needs. 



Their mission is to improve the lives of Lakewood residents of all ages through the cooperation and coordination among coalition members and other community organizations on meaningful activities, programs and projects.  


Currently, clubs are collaborating to support the needs of Rose Stein Elementary school which reopened after a 2-year closure for renovations. 


More information:


Special Event: 2019 Optimist Brain Bowl

Come see how the Optimists are working with youth, and be amazed by the academic achievements of the youth competing in this contest! Optimists invite you to watch, and volunteer for future Brain Bowl competitions.



Student Trumpet Player
Youth at Rose Stein Elementary participate in the school music program, thanks in part to an instrument drive conducted by the Lakewood Service Organizations Coalition. 
  Heritage Center Service 
Service organization members make history sparkle at a cleaning project for the Lakewood Heritage Center.
 Bear Creek playscape
Service Organization members work on the Nature Playscape at Bear Creek Lake Park.  
   Rose Stein entryway
Service organization members completing entryway landscaping at Rose Stein Elementary.


Council to End Hunger in Lakewood (CEHL)


In June of 2018, Lakewood Mayor Adam Paul convened local food resource providers that serve Lakewood residents to gain an understanding of the scope of food resources available and to begin a collective approach to address the needs in Lakewood.

CEHL's mission is to coordinate and collaborate with the Lakewood community to increase awareness around the issue of hunger, and to create systemic solutions to end hunger in Lakewood.



For more information or to get involved, please contact Mary Ruther at or 303-987-7816.