As Vice President of Community Impact and Strategy, Karla will provide strategic direction for the programs and investments that support Mile High United Way's four community impact goals and vision for improving outcomes for the children, youth, individuals and families in Metro Denver.
Please join us on Wednesday, February 7 for Mile High United Way's annual Day on the Hill. We have created a coordinated public policy strategy to remove barriers and create pathways to success for children, youth, families and individuals, and you are invited to learn how we are addressing these issues to change the odds and move people out of poverty.
We are excited and honored to announce that Governor John Hickenlooper will be joining us this year! Register now before space runs out.
At Mile High United Way, we believe that when individuals and families have access to accurate, trustworthy information, especially in times of uncertainty, they are in a better position to be financially self-sufficient and care for themselves and their families.
For Coloradoans with immigration- and refugee-related questions, Mile High United Way’s 2-1-1 Help Center continues to provide trustworthy information and referrals to all.
On Saturday, August 26, 2017, at 3 a.m. local time, Hurricane Harvey made landfall near Rockport, Texas, as a category four hurricane. As of Sunday, the storm had stalled, causing catastrophic flooding across much of southeastern Texas.
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.
Mile High United Way has named Eddie Koen as our new Chief Impact Officer. Koen is currently Denver Public Schools’ Chief of Staff. In his role as the Chief Impact Officer, Eddie will lead programming and investment strategies to maximize impact and drive innovative results-based initiatives in Metro Denver’s most under-resourced communities.
Alumni of the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation have found a permanent home for their event to celebrate first-generation college students. The third annual Ready, Set, College! will take place Saturday, July 29, with Mile High United Way.
This past Saturday, Mile High United Way, teamed up with the Denver Broncos, Verizon, EverFi, and students from Aurora Public Schools, Denver Public Schools, and the Denver Broncos Boys & Girls Club for an end of year NFL Character Playbook celebration. Denver Bronco Linebacker Quentin Gause led the panel discussion tackling a variety of topics and issues that students from middle school through high school face on a daily basis, both at school and at home.
Grants will address education and housing needs in the community
Mile High United Way is excited to announce a $200,000 investment into Denver’s Globeville, Elyria, and Swansea (GES) neighborhoods. The funds will address community-identified gaps in education and affordable housing as part of our United Neighborhoods initiative, which brings resources and services to the most pressing issues in Metro Denver.
Mile High United Way is excited to launch Impact United to help nonprofit partners increase evidence of what works to create positive outcomes for children and families.
Nonprofits report not having sufficient time, capacity, and resources to gather, interpret, and use data. Nonprofits often have multiple and varied data and reporting requirements across funders with limited prioritization toward evaluation funding and support. Mile High United Way created Impact United to address these challenges—ultimately building a stronger community.