Mi Casa in the News

2016

Mi Casa Featured as a Cover Story of the Denver Business Journal
Housing affordability was the focus, and Mi Casa was highlighted for its work in serving the Latino population in Denver. View the story here.

USPTO Blog Featured Mi Casa in its Successes
Writing about the five years of success the Pro Bono Patent program has seen, the Patent Pro Bono Coordinator and Deputy General Counsel highlight Mi Casa. View the story here.

JPMorgan Chase gives grants to 4 Colorado nonprofits to kickoff Denver Startup Week
JPMorgan Chase awarded grants to nonprofits that help launch startups, and Mi Casa was one of the recipients. View the story here.

Taste & Tango 2016 Featured in the Denver Post
Monique Lovato in the spotlight as the new executive director, along with the former executive director, Christine Marquez-Hudeson. View the story here.

Monique Lovato named new CEO of Mi Casa
Coming from the corporate philanthropy world, Monique Lovato became the new CEO of Mi Casa at the beginning of 2016. View the story here.

2015

NCLR to visit Mi Casa October 13 & 14
Representatives from NCLR will visit Mi Casa to learn more about the new workforce training curriculum: “Bank Teller for Millennials” to be shared with other NCLR affiliates nationwide.

Mi Casa’s CEO/Executive Director Named a 2015 Woman Making History
Colorado Black Women for Political Action recognized Christine Márquez-Hudson along with 12 other female leaders at their 4th Annual Women Making History Awards. View the story here.

Christine Márquez-Hudson Featured in La Voz
La Voz ran a feature story highlighting six of Colorado’s most influential Latina leaders, and Mi Casa’s CEO/Executive Director was included among the list. View the story here. 

Innovation Lab Featured in 5 Point News
5 Point News wrote a feature on our Innovation Lab highlighting our integrative services partners, including Denver Asset Building Coalition and our financial services workshops taught by Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants (COCPA). View the story here.

Taste & Tango 2015 Featured in the Denver Post
Mi Casa’s annual dinner gala received coverage from Denver Post Society Editor Joanne Davidson and photographer Steve Peterson. View the story and photo gallery here.

2014

Telemundo Spotlights the Digital Connectors Program
Telemundo ran a great story about Mi Casa’s Comcast Digital Connectors program and the incredible opportunity the program offers youth for technology training and career development. View the story here.

Mi Casa featured on CBS4 News
An inspiring story of Mi Casa’s work to provide families the tools to achieve lasting self-sufficiency, reported by Britt Moreno of CBS4 News. The story features career training graduate Nichole Boggs, who has struggled in the past but has a great new job and a new opportunity to be successful. View the story here.

Christine Marquez-Hudson nominated for Athena Award
For the second year in a row, Mi Casa’s CEO/Executive Director was nominated for the Athena Award, an honor given by the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce. Though she didn’t win, it’s a great accomplishment to be nominated for this lifetime achievement award. View Christine’s nomination video here.

Business Program Alum Featured in SBA National Resource Guide
Katrina Boldry, Mi Casa Women’s Business Center alumna and founder of Bold Lead Designs, was featured in one of the U.S. Small Business Adminstration’s national publications. Read Katrina’s feature on page 44 here.

TalentSource Featured in The Denver Post
Mi Casa’s launch of TalentSource, a social enterprise staffing agency, to ensure the agency’s financial stability was featured in The Denver Post. Read the full article here.

City Council District 11 Newsletter Features Mi Casa Innovation Lab
An interview with Mi Casa Innovation Lab Manager and Small Business Consultant Robert Hernández outlines the services and resources offered at Mi Casa’s new location at the Nancy P. Anschutz Center in Northeast Park Hill. Read the full article here.

Taste & Tango Featured in The Denver Post
Mi Casa’s third annual Taste & Tango event heats up with a Brazilian theme! Joanne Davidson features the event in her column, chronicling the fantastic evening of gourmet food, samba dancing, live music and more. Read the full article here.

2013

Comcast Newsmakers Interviews Christine Marquez-Hudson
Beverly Weaver of Comcast Newsmakers talks with Mi Casa CEO Christine Marquez-Hudson about how the agency is contributing to the economic health of the community through its business services and new initiatives. Click here to watch the video.

Public Radio International Interviews Mi Casa for Immigration Story
Though the prospect of comprehensive immigration reform is looking dim for 2013, groups in Colorado are hard at work keeping the fight alive.Click here to listen to the story.

‘The World’ Radio Program Reports from Mi Casa
Jason Margolis of Public Radio International visited Denver and Mi Casa to report a story on how undocumented students can now pay in-state tuition at Colorado colleges. Though a step forward, undocumented youth still foresee an eventual dead end. Click here to read or listen to the story.

Huffington Post Picks Up Mi Casa Op-Ed
Mi Casa wrote a blog post for NCLR about how the sequestration cuts are adversely affecting aspiring entrepreneurs and emerging businesses. The Huffington Post picked it up and published it on their site. Click here to read the post.

Colorado Public Radio Interviews Mi Casa Entrepreneurs
Colorado Matters on CPR is digging deeper into 2010 Census data that show the economic disparity between Latinos, African Americans and Whites is growing and in some cases the gap is wider than during the Civil Rights Era of the 1960s. The CPR news team visited Mi Casa and chatted with first generation Latino entrepreneurs in Mi Casa’s Spanish-language business training class – Exito Para Negocios – to discuss the challenges they face in achieving success. Click here to listen to the program on CPR’s website.

Taste & Tango Featured in The Denver Post
Mi Casa’s second annual Taste & Tango event was the subject of Joanne Davidson’s column. She chronicles an evening filled with gourmet food, delectable wine, and fantastic entertainment. Click here to read the story.

Mi Casa’s Innovative Partnerships to Expand Access to Capital
The Denver Business Journal wrote a feature on the partnership between Mi Casa and Kiva Zip to help underserved entrepreneurs access loans for business launch or growth. Click here to read the story.

CEO Pens Editorial in The Denver Post about the Importance of SB-1
Christine Marquez-Hudson wrote a guest editorial arguing the importance of Senate Bill 1 to protect working families. Click here to read the story.

Christine Marquez-Hudson named ATHENA Award finalist
Mi Casa’s CEO was a top five finalist for the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce annual ATHENA Award, which recognizes Denver women who possess exceptional professional achievement, devotion to community service, and generosity in actively assisting other women in their attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills. Click here to watch the video.

Christine Marquez-Hudson Named the 2013 9News Leader of the Year
Mi Casa’s CEO was recently named the 9News Leader of the Year for 2013, an honor awarded by 9News and the Denver Metro Leadership Foundation. Click here to read the story. Click here to watch the video. Click here to watch Christine’s acceptance speech.

 

2012

Mi Casa Hosts Forum on Latinos’ Priorities in the 2012 Election
Mi Casa in collaboration with CLLARO conducted a statewide survey of Latino voters to identify their top issues and inform the presidential debates. Click here to read the story.

Mi Casa Client Featured on US Small Business Administration Website
Katrina Boldry of Bold Lead Designs discusses her thriving handmade dog leash, harness and collar business and the help she received at Mi Casa. Click here to read the story.

Denver Bronco Eric Decker Visits Mi Casa Summer Camp
The Denver Broncos’ superstar wide receiver, Eric Decker, came to visit Mi Casa’s summer youth programs as a part of the popchips gamechangers program. Click here to read the story.

The Perils of Campaigning in Spanish
Public Radio International’s program The World visited Mi Casa to report on how Latino voters are feeling about the candidates’ overtures in Spanish during the run up to the presidential election. Click here to read the story.

Triumph of Mi Casa Entrepreneur Highlighted in The Denver Post
Elena Padilla faced a rough road to business ownership, but with loan money in hand, she is finally ready to open iCandy Hair Studios. Click here to read the story.

2011

Mi Casa CEO Featured on Rocky Mountain PBS
Christine Marquez-Hudson was featured on the Rocky Mountain PBS program Colorado Quarterly – The State of Philanthropy. Click here to view the episode.

Stimulus Initiatives in Colorado Examined
The Denver Post investigated the impact of millions of dollars of federal stimulus money that Colorado received, including the Denver Green Jobs Initiative, funded by the U.S. Department of Labor. Click here to read the story.

Mi Casa Unveils New Solar Panel Array
In a partnership with the Governor’s Energy Office and private investors, Mi Casa installed 180 solar panels that offset 24% of the agency’s total energy use at our Acoma Street location. Click here to read the story.

Career Programs Praised in HR Publication
Mi Casa’s career training programs were featured The Advisor, a publication of the Colorado Human Resources Association. Mi Casa works closely with employers to ensure high-quality training programs. Click here to read the story.

Gabriela Martinez Designs Takes Off with Mi Casa’s Support
Gabriela is a gifted fashion designer originally from Mexico who creates handmade dresses and other high-end items from her shop south of downtown. Viva Colorado, a Spanish-language weekly newspaper featured Gabriela Click here to read the story.

2010

Mi Casa Mentioned in the New York Times
CEO Christine Marquez-Hudson was quoted in the New York Times in a piece about the business benefits of partnering with nonprofit organizations even in a down economy.

DenverPost.com Guest Commentary: The Digital Divide
Mi Casa penned a guest commentary that was recently featured on The Denver Post’s website reflecting on the alarming achievement gap between white and minority students and the closely related problem of the digital divide.

Mi Casa CEO Discusses Nonprofit-Business Collaboration in DBJ
CEO Christine Marquez-Hudson spoke about about mutually beneficial ways that nonprofits and businesses can collaborate to achieve their goals. Click here to read the article

U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis Visits Mi Casa
Secretary Solis was in Denver and visited the Denver Green Jobs Initiative. Then she blogged about it on the White House Blog! Click here to read the post»