“As a refugee coming to the United States, I didn’t want to be like oil and water. I want to integrate completely, like tea and water.” – Hamid Jounou Sister Carmen Community Center is a local organization that works to help those in need—anyone who considers East Boulder County their home—without discrimination. We support people […]
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We at Sister Carmen receive thousands of pounds of food donations from hundreds of different places; from local grocery stores and family farms, to small community gardens and restaurants. We collect, process, and distribute upwards of 200,000 pounds of food every month to families in Lafayette. Sister Carmen depends on the kindness of our […]
Access to childcare is a serious barrier for many parents in our community. The cost of infant care in Colorado is more than the annual cost of in-state tuition, and married parents of two children living at the poverty line could end up paying 110% of their household income for center-based childcare. To ease this […]
According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2016 American Community Survey, 11,899 Boulder County residents don’t have a computer or Internet subscription in their home. The populations most impacted by digital inequity are high school graduates who are unemployed or not in the labor force, those who identify as Hispanic, and residents 65 years or older. […]
Sister Carmen Community Center recently partnered with WorkLife Partnership, which is a social enterprise nonprofit that connects employees in need with community resources and opportunities to increase job skills. Navigators connect members with resources, and Upskill Coaches provide training for soft skills, workplace communication, and other traits to help underemployed participants reach their fullest potential. […]
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Mon – Fri 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Food Bank Hours
Drive-thru food box distribution hours:
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesdays 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Food Donation Drop-Off Hours:
Mon – Fri 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Thrift Store Hours
7 days a week 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
7 days a week 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Store opens at 11:00 a.m. for shopping and donations on the first Thursday of each month