Denver Public Schools, in partnership with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) Central 70 Project, dedicated the new east wing of Swansea Elementary to community leader Lorraine Granado. As the Founding Director of the Cross Community Coalition, as well as other family and youth serving organizations, Granado has spent her life working with the families who live in the Swansea, Elyria, and Globeville neighborhoods. There is a plaque mounted near the new main entrance of Swansea School.
The new wing is part of a series of renovations to Swansea Elementary School that were jointly funded by CDOT and the DPS bond program. Other improvements include: a new heating; ventilation and air conditioning system; new doors and windows; skylights; and technology enhancements. The CDOT-funded improvements fulfill a commitment of the Central 70 Project and are designed to insulate the school during project construction and support the school’s role as a focal point of the Elyria Swansea community.