The importance of early literacy skills, access to affordable housing, and mental health care are critical issues for families and individuals across Colorado. At the January 27, 2016 Colorado United Ways Day on the Hill, 10 United Ways around the state joined Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia and 74 legislators to share information about challenging issues facing our local communities, and ways to collectively advance change that benefits communities statewide.
Canaan is a young man whose hard work and years of continuous support from Mile High United Way have helped him along the path to self-sufficiency – and a life-long dream.
We rely on the generosity of supporters like you to power our work. We did some amazing things this past year – but we have so much more to do to make Metro Denver stronger, safer, healthier, and more united. Your year-end gift to Mile High United Way can help improve the lives of families and individuals right here in Metro Denver.
Thanks to you, this year we were able to help people like the Johnsons find food, shelter, and child care.
THANK YOU for making the 42nd annual Mile High United Way Turkey Trot one of the most enjoyable we’ve had to date! On Thanksgiving morning, we saw more than 5,000 participants brave the snow and cold temperatures to attend one of Denver’s greatest Thanksgiving traditions. The snow never let up, but neither did the runners, making for yet another fun and festive event in a beautiful, snow-covered Washington Park.
Mile High United Way was honored to receive the 2015 Better Business Bureau of Denver/Boulder Torch Award in the large nonprofit category on Nov.5, 2015.
The award is a tribute to those who exemplify an outstanding commitment to fair, honest and ethical practices. Judges analyzed each applicant’s ethical standards and practices, reputation, marketing, advertising, management, and training programs to distinguish those that were most outstanding.
Every morning, Adelayda and her four children walk a block from their home to College View Elementary in southwest Denver. Once ranked among the lowest performing schools in the city, College View is now a thriving learning center for both children and adults. The community still faces challenges but through parent engagement and new support programs for adults, the school has become a bustling hub for education for all ages.
When you meet Gabby, she will likely have a big smile on her face. She is thriving in safe housing, working steadily at King Soopers, and saving money to buy a car. She is building critical skills to succeed in life, all while supported by Mile High United Way’s Bridging the Gap.
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.