Welcome to Westwood, one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the Denver Metro Area. Although Westwood is a hub of culture and art, it’s also a food desert, which means that most of the population has limited access to affordable healthy food. Westwood also has few public spaces for physical exercise, so residents suffer from diabetes and related health risks. The USDA estimates that over 23.5 million people live in food deserts like Westwood across the US.
Re:Vision is committed to partnering with Westwood, and neighborhoods like it, to grow solutions. We started in 2007, to work with residents to transform a food desert into a local food oasis, to train local men and women to become community leaders, and to grow community ownership. By 2017, we plan to scale our model of community wealth, resident leadership, and self-sufficient economies to other parts of the US. Everything we do is about keeping power in the hands of the people to cultivate thriving, self-sufficient communities.