The mission of the ELHI Association is to unify the community and support personal wellbeing by providing safe, holistic opportunities that support education, skill building, and resiliency. ELHI’s vision is to model collaboration and the unification process in a collectively supportive environment.
The ELHI Community Center in Ignacio opened September 1st, 2015. The site is the former Ignacio Elementary School, which subsequently served as the Ignacio High School until August 2015. Hence, the ELHI name. ELHI is intended to be an education resource that fosters community collaboration among not only the anchor tenant organizations, but also other community-led organizations that serve our area youth and families. Space will be available for community events and workshops.
The ELHI Association is a Colorado non-profit established as the tenant management organization that oversees operations and coordinates community use spaces. Anchor tenants are: Dancing Spirit Community Arts Center, Hope Community Christian Academy, Ignacio Community Church, La Plata County Independent Youth Performing Arts, Silver SPRUCE Academy, and SUCAP Youth Services.
The community-based partners all share the vision and mission to provide public education, arts, and life skills training critical to the success of our community as a whole. This project connects agency partners and community members in seasonal sports and games, visual and performing arts, science and math activities, use of new technologies, and ways to improve health and nutrition, all combined in existing infrastructure.
We anticipate an opening celebration once the move-in activity has settled down. We’ll keep you posted.