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A&B is proud to introduce the Building Community Wealth programming, specifically designed to empower young adults in the Greater Montbello Area. This program aims to create a sustainable economic system that prioritizes the voices and needs of the community, fostering a thriving environment for residents in the 80239 and 80249 zip codes.


The Building Community Wealth program is a catalyst for change for our youth in the Greater Montbello Area. By focusing on business ownership, employment opportunities, and financial literacy, A&B aims to create a thriving, resilient community where residents can prosper. This program not only addresses immediate economic needs but also lays the foundation for long-term success and stability.

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Staff Hiring and Development

  • Community-Centered Employment: 100% of the staff running the community center are members of the local community, reflecting A&B's commitment to local empowerment. Over 9 independent trainers are from the community and receive 100% of service fees earned.

  • First Job Experience: For 4 out of 6 employees, A&B provides their first real-world work experience, emphasizing the importance of hands-on learning and professional development.

Apprenticeship Program

  • Workforce Readiness: These 4 employees are part of A&B's apprentice program, where they gain practical skills and experience in a supportive environment.

  • Career Pathways: The apprenticeship program is designed to introduce participants to various career pathways, enhancing their future employment prospects.

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Summer Internship Program

  • Partnerships: In collaboration with the City of Denver Office of Children's Affairs DYEP Program and Denver Public Schools, A&B will host 3 high school interns over the summer.

  • Real-World Experience: These internships provide high school students with valuable work experience, contributing to their workforce readiness and personal development.

Goals and Objectives

  • Workforce Readiness:

  • Skill Development: Equip participants with essential job skills and practical experience to prepare them for future employment.

  • Professional Growth: Foster an environment where employees and interns can develop professionally and build a strong work ethic.

  • Entrepreneurship Introduction:

  • Entrepreneurial Mindset: Encourage participants to explore entrepreneurship as a viable career option.

  • Business Skills: Provide training and exposure to business development, including planning, marketing, and financial management.

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Opening Hours

4990 Nome St. Unit C

Denver, CO 80239

Mon - Fri

10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Sat - Sun

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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