Dear Community Partners,
We would like to let you know that Yvette will be offering a special workshop for blended families, called SmartStep Family Workshop, on Friday July 18, 2015 9am—3pm at Colorado Christian Fellowship 10630 E Iliff Avenue, CO 80014.
Please pass this information on to the families that you serve. To reserve a space, families may RSVP to: Phone:303-632-6840 or Email: email@example.com by Wednesday, July 15, 2015.
All the best,
Bilingual Parent Advisor and Community Outreach Coordinator
Denver Metro Community Parent Resource Center
Centro de Recursos para Padres en la Comunidad de Denver Metropolitano
2600 S. Parker Road
Building 3, Suite 332
Aurora, CO 80014
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