Impact Bulletin: Winter Edition


Listen to CWEE's CEO, Laurie Harvey's interview about job growth  on NPR's  All Things Considered

Recently, Laurie visited Washington DC with 
advocating for workforce and education policy to improve the lives of low-income Coloradans. 

CWEE had an exceptional amount of job placements during the first six months of our fiscal year! CWEE helped place participants in more than 230 positions with an overall average wage of $10.38, which is $2.07 above Colorado's minimum wage, and $3.13 above the federal minimum wage.

In March, our Digital Literacy Instructor is launching a new quarterly workshop entitled "Social Media in the Workplace" to increase our participants' understanding of appropriate use of social media sites.

Colorado Gives Day was a huge success! Generous supporters raised more than $10,000 to empower families to become self-supporting.

During the Holiday Wishes event, 128 children received gifts for the holidays!

Special thanks to the individuals and businesses who supported the 2015 Holiday Wishes event:

US Bank
Coldwell Banker
Sierra Nevada Corp.
LOTUS Financial Partners
The Hutchison Family
The Gorgens Family
The Tekippe Family
The Call Family
The McLaughlin Family
The Carter Family
The Burnham Family
The Wilcox Family

CWEE's Leadership Board recently hosted a Painting Day at CWEE.
A group of 30 volunteers painted some of CWEE's classrooms.

Visit our new website for more participant stories, volunteer opportunities and upcoming events. 


"My experience at CWEE has prepared me for my future in many ways. I've learned a lot about my potential and how to face my fears of public speaking. After months of working on strengths and researching my dream job, I found an internship in event planning. I'll be working for Community Shares as their event planning intern for 8 weeks. During this time, I will be researching venues, looking for best ideas for problems that arise and planning a 30th Anniversary for the company. I'm very excited for this opportunity and look forward to using all of the skills I've gained at CWEE to further my career as an Event Planner." -April Garza 


Extraordinary Mothers Month

Join us in celebrating Motherhood for the entire month of May. During this month CWEE will showcase  stories and videos of  Motherhood across all walks of life through the eyes of our participants, staff, board members, employer partners, and community supporters.

Click here to sponsor EMM

Save the date!
Aspire, Act, Achieve Luncheon

The Annual Luncheon is CWEE's largest fundraising event where we honor outstanding alumni and community partners.  The luncheon will be held at Mile High Station on September 22, 2016 from 11AM to 1PM.

Contact Caitie Neice, Development Manager at 303-892-8444 ext. 344 or  for more information on EMM or the Luncheon.

  If you're interested in helping CWEE's career seekers prepare for employment, please consider attending our next quarterly networking event on Wednesday, February 24 from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. For more information, contact our Career Development Specialist, Ashley Bartlett at  or at 303.892.8444 ext. 308.

Development Intern
Contact Brandi Miller

Social Media Intern
Contact Caitie Neice

Boutique Organizer
Contact Erinn Chambers

Hygiene Products
Adult/Kids Books
Maternity Clothes
Diapers and Wipes

Contact  Erinn Chambers   to schedule drop-off


Some of the generous donations for the Holiday Wishes event!

Our Leadership Board and volunteers who painted four of CWEE's classrooms!
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