A single mom at age 20, Rachel prides herself in being a great mom to her two kids. But like any young mom, she needs support. Rachel aged out of the foster care system at age 18 with no family, diploma or system of support. She had heard about Mile High United Way from a friend who had taken advantage of some of our services, so she decided to come find out more.
With Mile High United Way’s help, Norma Olivas-Domiguez and her newborn baby has a roof over her head, and has applied for the CNA program at Emily Griffith Opportunity School.
This past August, Mile High United Way hosted a brand new event called Altrooizem in collaboration with WeWork- Union Station. The event was created to provide newcomers with tools for inspiration and activation in local philanthropy. The goal was to introduce guests to community issues in a networking format and empower them to create positive change in the community through a Kindness Passport. The passport allows for self-kindness by rewarding our guest with local offers to restaurants and other fun places that make for a sweeter journey.
Mile High United Way believes that all families and individuals should have the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills they need to become financially stable. Together with Denver Public Schools’ Family and Youth Engagement department and the Mountain Resource Center, families now have easy access to a bundle of resources to help them succeed.
Mile High United Way welcomed five new Trustees this month. Christina Dorfhuber (Deloitte Consulting), Todd Filsinger (Filsinger Energy Partners), Chris McDonald (Comcast Cable), Rodd Merchant (JE Dunn Construction Company), Tonette Salazar (Salazar and Associates) were elected at the Board's annual meeting. The newly elected Trustees will join 35 existing Trustees, rounding out the 40 person Board.