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Colorado Reading Corps Wraps Up Another Successful Year

As the school year winds down, so does another successful year for Mile High United Way’s AmeriCorps program, Colorado Reading Corps. Reading Corps literacy tutors have been hard at work providing literacy interventions to their students. Over the course of the 2013-14 school year, these tutors have served over 1,300 students in the Denver Metro Area.

More than Funding: Working to Strengthen Local Organizations

Pictured above: Desta Taye-Channell and her colleagues at Florence Crittenton were thrilled to find out they were chosen to participate in Mile High United Way’s The Performance Collaborative.

Mile High United Way has launched a new program called The Performance Collaborative, a two-year intensive training to help organizations use data to make decisions that refine and define the way their programs impact the community.

Youth Get Equipped at Job Training Boot Camp

March ended with the first Bridging the Gap Job Training Bootcamp. The bootcamp, part of our workforce readiness initiative, was designed to further prepare participants for the workforce. During the week-long program, nine Bridging the Gap youth attended sessions learning critical job skills such as Microsoft and internet searches, how to send an email and build a resume, workplace communication and professional dress.

Corporate Volunteerism Spotlight: Sage Hospitality

Sage Hospitality Partners with Mile High United Way to Make a Difference in the Community

For four hours on March 18, 160 Sage Hospitality volunteers filled the walls of Food Bank of the Rockies and packed an astounding 144,514 pounds of food, the equivalent of nearly 113,000 meals for those less fortunate. They also filled 1,250 bags of food -- 10,000 meals -- for Food for Thought’s Power Sack program which distributes meals to high-poverty Denver Public School children to bring home for the weekend. 

Making the Right Call

Today, Barbara and her son are still living in the house they’ve called home for many years after receiving a multitude of essential home improvements they couldn’t afford on their own.

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