Anchored in community
The CSU System is committed to being a good neighbor and is working toward the implementation of an Anchor Institution framework to prioritize the communities of Globeville and Elyria-Swansea, through its permanent location at the CSU Spur campus as part of the National Western Center.
At its core, the Anchor philosophy works to leverage institutional opportunities to support the communities surrounding a specific place. CSU Spur will open in 2022 as a long-term neighbor to Globeville and Elyria-Swansea, and will continue to work within this framework as a state institution.
Anchor Institution Mission Overview
Intentional use of resources for long-term and place cased community wellbeing.
Recognition that institutions and community wellbeing are connected.
Use of economic and local hiring power to enhance ownership and financial stability.
Working toward measurable improvements in health and safety, community building, economic development, and education.
— Dubb, Steve, et al. The Anchor Dashboard. The Democracy Collaborative, 2013
CSU Spur ongoing work in the community
Health, safety, and the environment
Safe streets and campuses, healthy community residents, healthy environment
Educated youth and opportunities for lifelong learning
Stable and effective local partners, financially secure households
Equitable local and minority employment, thriving local and minority business community, housing affordability, vibrant arts and community development, sound community investment