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Volunteer Spotlight: Desiree Herrera

In Mi Casa’s Career Center, volunteers play a critical role in helping community job seekers build their resumes, find work, and develop important networking and interviewing skills.  Desiree Herrera, a student at the Community College of Denver (CCD), has been … Continue reading

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Thanks to funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service, Mi Casa was recently approved for a three-year AmeriCorps VISTA project! With no direct cost to Mi Casa, the VISTA program enabled Mi Casa to add two full-time positions … Continue reading

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Mi Casa Welcomes Four New Board Members

Mi Casa is delighted to welcome four new members to our Board of Directors: Richard Gonzales,  GCR LLP Rafael Medina, Entravision Communications James Perez Foster, touchPoint Partners, LLC Debbie Trujillo, KeyBank  Richard Gonzales (far left) is a partner at the … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Denver Green Jobs Initiative

For two years, Denver Green Jobs Initiative (DGJI) has trained Northeast Denver workers for great careers in energy efficiency, sustainable construction, and solar. DGJI was a collaborative project, led by Mi Casa and funded by the U.S. Department of Labor … Continue reading

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Mi Casa Video Takes Gold AVA Award!

In late 2011, Mi Casa and the Environmental Defense Fund contracted Fireside Production to create a video about the many positive impacts that green jobs are having on workers, the community, the economy and the environment. The final product is … Continue reading

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Fundraiser Event Raises Most $ in Mi Casa History

On Saturday, January 21, Mi Casa held a fundraising event unlike any other in the agency’s history. Mi Casa teamed up with Pat Miller, The Gabby Gourmet, to present an unforgettable evening of Argentine wine, food and entertainment. More than … Continue reading

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Community Learning Exchange Advances Partnership on Lake Campus

This month, leadership from Mi Casa’s Youth & Family Development programs traveled to Texas to attend a Community Learning Exchange event to support community-building efforts among the three co-located schools on the Lake Middle School Campus. Mi Casa’s Cody Buchanan … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Success of Mi Casa's Case Management Program

The Mi Casa Neighborhood Center, located at Lake Middle School in northwest Denver, offers afterschool enrichment programs, including case management for kids who need extra support to succeed in school and make positive choices. Recently, the families involved in Mi … Continue reading

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Tim Marquez Offers Encouragement to Local Entrepreneurs

Tim Marquez, Founder/CEO of Venoco, Inc., was the keynote speaker at Mi Casa’s November 3rd Business Networking and Resource Fair. He spoke about his humble upbringing in southwest Denver and how he managed to build a billion-dollar company out of … Continue reading

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Keep the Lights On After School!

Do you remember how important afterschool programs were to you as a child? For many children, afterschool programs focused on sports, arts and crafts, technology, leadership, performing arts, and academic support are an essential extension to the school day – … Continue reading

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