Kendra is a bright, determined young woman who wants to change the world. She has overcome many obstacles in her life, including being homeless more times than any young person should endure.
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.
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.
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.
Check out this informative video from our community partners at Junior League of Denver
New Headquarters Update: March 2014
Mile High United Way Celebrates Major Milestone for the new
Morgridge Center for Community Change
Join us for the Mile High United Way and Women United Community Baby Shower
Jennifer, a kind-spirited and hardworking woman, found herself in an unexpected bind when her family became financially unstable for the first time. While ‘tis’ the season’ was on most people’s mind this past holiday season, Jennifer was kept up at night by the cold weather, an eviction notice and her family’s fight for survival.
In September 2014, Mile High United Way moved into our new building – the Morgridge Center for Community Change – in the historic Curtis Park neighborhood, the perfect location for the mission-centered, community-based work we do. The 63,000 square foot building includes the CoBank Leadership Center, a large collaboration space for Mile High United Way to convene the public, private, philanthropic and local nonprofit organizations to address the community’s challenges that are larger than any one organization can solve alone.
Twenty two year-old Alexander “Rayvon” Spencer spent much of his life without direction or even a stable place to call home. Determined to make a better life for himself, Rayvon then enrolled in Mile High United Way’s Bridging the Gap program.