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Snyder Building Completes CrossPurpose’s New Englewood Location

Snyder Building Construction has proudly completed its second project with CrossPurpose in the Denver metro area. The nonprofit provides a free six-month career training and community development program for adults who want to secure better-paying jobs and build a brighter future.

The project, located at 3835/3855 S. Broadway, was completed in partnership with Wellspring Church and is an extension of the Flagship location in North Denver. The project consisted of TI improvements to transform the existing retail space of the 3,828-square-foot building into a high-tech career center, a community center, a large classroom space with full-height glass walls, café, office space, and training area. A beautiful mural painted by local artist and CrossPurpose graduate Leticia Tanguma is a focal point incorporating a beautiful tree with leaves and people that symbolize the organization’s important work of supporting one another during times of growth.

The City of Englewood, Wellspring Church, the Daniels Fund, the Telluray Foundation, and Brett Hendrickson provided in-kind or financial support for the purchase and renovation of the building.

The Snyder team delivered the project under an aggressive schedule as the space had to be ready to welcome its new round of students. This paired with extensive supply chain issues and long lead times posed a challenge, but Snyder exercised its expertise and ingenuity to ensure the project met schedule. The interior remodel was developed by Principal Architect Michelle Miller, of local architecture firm Jigsaw Design, who worked with Snyder Building on the original CrossPurpose building in 2019.

Since the organization began 10 years ago, more than six hundred people have graduated from the program. The new Englewood campus and the flagship campus will allow CrossPurpose to link four hundred adults to training and support annually. The organization’s success is attributed to fostering relationships while helping people find their passion for a career. Snyder strives to work with mission driven organizations and is thrilled to have had the opportunity to partner with CrossPurpose for the second time in just a few short years. The first project of the partnership was completed in 2019 and included the 16,000-square-foot renovation of an existing building to establish the organization’s headquarters.

“Today we celebrate a community coming together to solve its own problems,” says CrossPurpose CEO Jason Janz. “Over the past decade, our programming has evolved to meet the needs of people directly in the communities where they live. The expansion into the south-metro Denver area will enable us to provide job training for thousands of people desiring to build wealth and a better life for themselves and their families.”

“It’s been an absolute pleasure working alongside the CrossPurpose team on this project,” says Matt Redick, senior project manager at Snyder Building Construction. “There’s a great deal of satisfaction for us bringing new life to a building that will allow this wonderful organization to serve the community.”

CrossPurpose is a Denver-based, non-profit organization abolishing relational, economic, and spiritual poverty through career and community development. It equips unemployed or underemployed adults to become self-sufficient through job training and personal development. Its unique career and community development model aims to rebuild the societal base surrounding our
neighbors, creating more integrated communities and developing pathways out of poverty through meaningful careers.

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