Mile High United Way is proud to award the 2016-2018 Strategic Investment Grants to 84 of the highest-performing organizations in Metro Denver. These selected partners are implementing strategies directly aligned with Mile High United Way’s four Community Impact Goals and demonstrate impact with measurable outcomes. When we are united with the full force of the community, we know there is no problem we can’t solve together.
Mile High United Way has partnered with Denver Broncos Super Bowl 50 Champion and NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee, David Bruton Jr., to launch “Club Connect” at Kenton Elementary School in Aurora. United Way Club Connect provides schools with resources to improve early-grade reading through an onsite Reading Oasis library, an online reading platform for each child, and an incentive program and tools to support parental engagement. The innovative reading program focuses on third grade, a critical year in reading proficiency for students.
Jack is a single dad with four teenage children. He came to Mountain Resource Center (MRC), one of Mile High United Way’s Centers for Family Opportunity, because he had no job and was finding it challenging to transfer his military skills to a civilian world.
Accessing multiple services in one place through the Center for Family Opportunity has helped Jack move forward.
Mile High United Way’s 2-1-1 Help Center was available when a mother and her children became homeless and needed a place to turn. The family was living in a weekly-rate motel while the children attended Mile High United Way partner Mile High Montessori Early Learning Centers during the day. Then the father was deported, and their situation became more complicated.
Mile High United Way and Virgil Green, Denver Broncos tight end, believe all children should enter school prepared, ready to learn, and reading at grade level by the end of third grade.
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.