The GES Coalition is a group of resident leaders, community organizers, community organizations, allies and advocates working to align community health and the well-being of our neighbors by organizing around preventing the displacement of our neighbors, preserving affordability in housing, protecting historically marginalized neighborhoods, activating resident-driven leadership, and promoting a culture that welcomes neighbors who value our longstanding culture, interconnectedness, and commitment to equity.
Our organizing is community-driven and based on a shared commitment to economic, racial, and environmental justice. Our vision is collectively organized neighbor-to-neighbor.
The GES Coalition began in August 2015 with a call to action by community members, community organizers. and neighborhood nonprofits to unite around stopping displacement in the neighborhood. Known then as the "Anti-Displacement" Coalition, community members and nonprofit partners began knocking on doors of neighbors in April 2016 to survey the impacts of gentrification. The Block Captain program started in Globeville in October 2016 and in Swansea in March 2017. The GES Coalition published a survey report and research in July 2017 showing the extreme threat of displacement in the neighborhood, and announced partnership with the Colorado Community Land Trust to incubate a Community Land Trust in GES.