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Carmen's Story

Carmen first heard about Mi Casa as a recent high school graduate while searching for her first job. A friend of her mother’s had a daughter who had recently completed Mi Casa’s Bilingual Bank Teller training program and Carmen jumped … Continue reading

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Mi Casa Volunteers Make Big Difference

Volunteer & Outreach specialist Amanda Steinken (pictured at far left discussing volunteer opportunities with a volunteer) has nothing but great things to say about Mi Casa’s amazing volunteers. Without the support of the community, Mi Casa would not be able … Continue reading

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Free Educational Opportunities

Today hardly anything is free, especially when it comes to pursuing higher education. But Open courseware (OCW) programs have been quietly changing that since the late 90s. OCW courses are developed by universities, then collected and uploaded to a website … Continue reading

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Immigrants Don't Think with an Accent

  I-News at Rocky Mountain PBS has found that in some cases, gaps in income, home ownership and education are larger now than at the time of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. These findings have driven Colorado Public Radio’s “Losing … Continue reading

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Mi Casa Youth Entrepreneurs to Debut at Black Arts Festival

Rather than wasting away lazy summer days, high school youth in Mi Casa’s Emerging Entrepreneurs Summer Camp have been hard at work starting their own businesses. These youth have been learning business best practices and leveraging their passion to apply … Continue reading

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Before the Plunge: What to Consider Before Starting a Business

Though starting a small business can be a profitable and rewarding alternative to traditional employment, 80% of new businesses fail within the first 5 years, and most within 2 years. Why? The majority of businesses fail due to poor management. … Continue reading

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Volunteer Profile: Matt

Did you know Mi Casa’s Career Center is entirely volunteer driven? Community members with job search assistance skills volunteer as Career Coaches and work one-on-one to help community members initiate promising career paths. Career Coaches provide assistance with: Resume creation/editing … Continue reading

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Research Reveals CO Women & Girls on the Edge of Many Issues

Mi Casa attended the 2013 Research Summit of The Women’s Foundation of Colorado (WFCO) to learn how to better help female Coloradans reach their full potential. WFCO’s research revealed that much of the state’s female population face obstacles to financial … Continue reading

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Women's Empowerment Fund Luncheon Helps Mi Casa Continue Legacy

Mi Casa welcomed more than 70 guests to its first annual Women’s Empowerment Fund Luncheon to help expand the organization’s resources to support and empower women and their families to achieve lasting economic success. The event raised more than $30,000 … Continue reading

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Chocolate for the Greater Good

When local chocolate maker Katelyn and pastry chef Damaris combined their passions of chocolate, Fair Trade, and helping others, The POMM (Product of My Mind), LLC was born. “We decided to start our own chocolate making business, creating chocolate straight … Continue reading

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