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Inaugural event part of City’s 1,000 Neighborhood Gatherings initiative  

The Westside Community Center (WCC) will host the inaugural Westside Community Saleabration Block Party on Saturday, June 15 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

The event, a part of the City’s 1,000 Neighborhood Gatherings initiative, will feature a community-wide yard sale, swap meet, recycling pick up, food trucks and live music.  

The Westside Community Center offers a variety of programs and activities to build a stronger, more connected neighborhood. June marked the two-year anniversary of the facility being operated by the City of Colorado Springs. The community center now operates as a public-private partnership, integrating feedback from residents’ recommendations. This partnership allows for City staffing and funding while providing revenue-generating opportunities through external partners and nonprofit organizations. 

City leaders are encouraging residents and businesses to take part in the 1,000 Neighborhood Gatherings which aims to help address mental health by encouraging residents to connect with one another through gathering and building a social support system in their own neighborhoods. Your event can be as big or as small as you’d like, and counting your gathering toward the initiative is easy. All you have to do is register it online and host it between May 18 and Sept. 28 for it to count toward the goal of 1,000 gatherings. For more information on how to host a neighborhood gathering or to get involved, visit

For more information about the Westside Community Center including the event, visit

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