With your past support of Mile High United Way, you have helped Bryan. Bryan and his three brothers attend College View Elementary in southwest Denver. Once ranked among the lowest performing schools in the city, College View is now a thriving learning community for children and their families. The community still faces challenges but through parent engagement, excellent staff leadership, and new support programs, families are becoming more involved in the school and children are succeeding.
Cristavin is an energetic and sweet 2-year-old who will start pre-school excited to learn and equipped with the skills to succeed. Last year, Cristavin’s mother, Lala, needed to find quality childcare. For most parents, tackling the childcare maze is daunting. For parents like Lala, a former foster youth and a young mother who is still building her foundation, the options can seem even more complicated.
September 29, 2015
For 128 years, Mile High United Way has been committed to uniting people, ideas and resources to advance the common good. We believe in creating opportunities for everyone in our community to succeed - and we know that not one organization alone can meet the complex challenges facing the Metro Denver community.
On behalf of our Board of Trustees, our volunteers and our donors, we are proud to announce the 2016 – 2018 Mile High United Way Strategic Investment Grant opportunities.
Exchange magazine recently named Diana Romero-Campbell, Mile High United Way’s Director of School Readiness, as an Exceptional Emerging Leader in Early Childhood Education across the globe. As a native of Colorado, a graduate of Denver Public Schools and mother to a 7th grader and a high school sophomore in Denver Public Schools, she is passionate about ensuring that all children in Metro Denver have access to the resources they need to start school ready to learn and thrive.
On May 21, the Downtown Denver Partnership honored our Mile High United Way Morgridge Center for Community Change with the Downtown Denver Annual Award. We were one of seven businesses and organizations to receive this reward for making a significant contribution toward creating a unique, vibrant and diverse Downtown environment and making a lasting, positive impact on Downtown Denver.
Watch the Colorado Rockies take on the San Diego Padres and help support United Way!
This annual gathering of staff, volunteers, and supporters of the entire Colorado United Way network will kick-off with a tailgate near the stadium with food, drinks, games, raffles and live music.
Businesses and industry in Colorado need more skilled workers and qualified employees. Youth in Colorado need jobs. On May 7, Mile High United Way led the GradNation Workforce Summit to tackle these very issues and discuss how to create pathways for young Coloradans to succeed in school, work and life.
Candace, a local Denver resident, felt helpless as bills continued to mount and income became more and more limited. This situation happens all too often, and can even raise the question, “How am I going to feed my family tonight?” Instead of waiting until it was too late, she decided to take action and received the resources she needed to put food on the table.
Emily is hopeful about her future, but she didn’t always feel that way. Right now, Emily has stable housing. Her daughter attends a high-quality preschool, and Emily has a close relationship with her adoptive father. Connecting with Mile High United Way’s Bridging the Gap program has helped Emily map out a future that looks nothing like her past.