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Focus Points Social Enterprise Graduation Celebration 2023

September 22, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm MDT

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Athena Project is proud to collaborate with the Focus Points Family Resource Center to celebrate the graduates of their social enterprise program! Join us while we cheer the graduates on with food, music, dance, and comedy on September 22, 2023 from 5PM – 8PM at 1950 35th Ave. 

The social enterprise program consists of the Comal Heritage Food Incubator and the Huerta Urbana Farmers Market.  Comal provides economic development opportunities to immigrant and refugee women through an earn-as-you-learn model by financially supporting its participants as they learn skills to run their own restaurants. Similarly, Huerta supports its participants as they learn food production, distribution, and entrepreneurship in an effort to combat food insecurity. 

Program highlighting performances:

  • 5PM – 7:30PM – DJ Cyn spinning tunes throughout the evening
  • 5:15PM – 5:30PM – Baile Caliente/Ballet Folklorico Performance 1
  • 6:00PM – 6:15PM – Baile Caliente/Ballet Folklorico Performance 2
  • 6:15PM – 6:25PM – Comedian Rebeca Trejo Vielma

Sponsors:

  • Athena Project
  • Comal Heritage Food Incubator
  • Focus Points Family Resource Center
  • Bonfils Stanton Foundation
  • Colorado Creative Industries
  • SCFD

¡Athena Project se enorgullece de colaborar con el Centro de recursos familiares Focus Points para celebrar a los graduados de su programa de empresa social! Únase a nosotros mientras animamos a los graduados con comida, música, baile y comedia el 22 de septiembre de 2023 de 5 p. m. a 8 p. m. en 1950 35th Ave.

El programa de empresas sociales consta de la Incubadora de Alimentos Comal Heritage y el Mercado de Agricultores de Huerta Urbana. Comal brinda oportunidades de desarrollo económico a mujeres inmigrantes y refugiadas a través de un modelo en el que se gana a medida que se aprende, apoyando financieramente a sus participantes mientras aprenden habilidades para administrar sus propios restaurantes. De manera similar, Huerta apoya a sus participantes mientras aprenden sobre producción, distribución y emprendimiento de alimentos en un esfuerzo por combatir la inseguridad alimentaria.

Programa destacando actuaciones:

  • 5:00PM – 7:30PM – DJ Cyn tocando melodías durante toda la noche
  • 5:15PM – 5:30PM – Baile Caliente/Ballet Folklórico Performance 1
  • 6:00PM – 6:15PM – Baile Caliente/Ballet Folklórico Performance 2
  • 6:15PM – 6:25PM – Comediante Rebeca Trejo Vielma

Patrocinadores:

  • Athena Project
  • Comal Heritage Food Incubator
  • Focus Points Family Resource Center
  • Bonfils Stanton Foundation
  • Colorado Creative Industries
  • SCFD

Our Artists

Diana Ly
Ballet Folklorico Baile Caliente - DANCER

Ballet Folklorico Baile Caliente is a local folkloric dance group under the direction of Tamara Vigil. Baile Caliente has been sharing the art of Mexican folklorico with audiences since 2010. Their mission is to preserve the art of folkloric dance in their communities and bring energy and culture to every stage and performance.

Diana Ly
DJ CYN - MUSICIAN

Cynthia Mardones, known by her stage name, DJ Cyn has been curating music internationally for over 14 years. DJ Cyn began her career in Breckenridge, Colorado DJing for extreme sporting events, such as X-Games, Dew Tour, and Burton Open. Her career has been a culmination of artist showcases, corporate events, weddings, clubs, and has opened for other artists like Usher, Rob Base, Macy Grey, Tyga, Doja Cat, Miguel, and more. Renowned for her ability to read the energy of a crowd, Cyn is truly unbound by genre or era. Curating music at culturally driven events, she truly has transformed the way we experience music. She prides herself on being a “one-stop-shop”. Not only does she provide professional DJ services, but she also offers full sound services, lights, staging, and can arrange booking for other DJ’s and bands.

Emelise Munoz
Rebeca Trejo - COMEDIAN
Rebeca Trejo is a Denver-based standup comedian with a style once described by Josh Blue as “slam poetry with punchlines.” Born in Venezuela, raised in Puerto Rico, Rebeca migrated to the mainland in 2014 to escape both communism and colonialism, so naturally she fled to…Louisiana.  While living in New Orleans, Rebeca worked as a journalist as she pursued her dream of becoming a motivational speaker. She’d inspire others with her story of overcoming great odds! She’d change the world! But COVID changed the world first, and Rebeca had to quarantine with her two children full-time. During isolation, she realized that since everything was a joke anyways, she might as well tell jokes too.  And since you actually have to become a better person to motivate others, Rebeca settled comfortably into being “average,” and now changes the world by connecting with the real sad people heckling her at the bars.  With an infectiously positive, playful energy, Rebeca’s comedy covers the realities of being an immigrant parent in America, her Latina identity, and grappling with the fact that we really just are humans paying bills in a flying rock.  When she’s not keeping her kids from choking on chalk, Rebeca co-produces a stand-up showcase called The Matriarchy.

Thank you to our Sponsors

Union Pacific Foundation
Bonfils Stanton Foundation
Bonfils Stanton Foundation
Union Pacific Foundation

Details

Date:
September 22, 2023
Time:
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm MDT
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Venue

1950 35th Street
1950 35th Street United States + Google Map