Bringing Neighbors Together, Strengthening Communities
Allen Smith’s Growing The Dream keeps Dr. King’s inspiring, timeless vision alive.
Growing The Dream is an MLK Day held in North Carolina. It was created and originally held in the Montbello and Green Valley Ranch neighborhoods of Far Northest Denver. It raises awareness in the community, its families and its businesses, while also creating stronger ties between neighbors. Allen Smith, a leader and champion in his own right, wanted to celebrate the leaders, students, and accomplishments in Montbello and Green Valley Ranch who go so often unsung. The event is educational, community-building, and honored one of Denver’s most diverse, and overlooked, neighborhoods. It also honors the spirit and mission of Martin Luther King, Jr., building toward his dream of a united and diverse community for our children.