Category Archives: Denver Green Jobs Initiative

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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Mi Casa and Friends Celebrate Solar Energy

Mi Casa Resource Center welcomed friends and partners today to celebrate the completion of Mi Casa’s 40.5kW solar energy array, which will offset 24% of the agency’s total energy use at our Acoma Street home. After a program including remarks … Continue reading

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Solar Energizes Mi Casa's Career Training Programs

The cash flow from the federal economic stimulus may be drying up. But the solar array being installed at Mi Casa – funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) – will have an enduring positive impact in the … Continue reading

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A Thanksgiving story from Mi Casa – Charles

Mi Casa served more than 1,200 people in 2010. One of those people was Charles, a single father of five boys, who found himself in a desperate situation when he lost his job at the end of 2009. Charles is … Continue reading

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Free Job Training for Residents of 80205 Zip Code

Denver Green Jobs Initiative announces the availability of free job training, support services and job placement assistance to help unemployed and disadvantaged residents of the Five Points area (80205 zip code) launch careers with strong earning and advancement potential in … Continue reading

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U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis Visits Mi Casa

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis was in Denver yesterday, where she visited Mi Casa and the Denver Green Jobs Initiative – a DOL-funded project in the 80205 zip code to provide job training, supportive services, and job placement assistance to unemployed … Continue reading

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Senator Udall Features Mi Casa in Workforce Tour Video

Senator Udall visited Mi Casa on March 31 to meet with students in our Green Energy & Construction training program. Check out this video from Udall’s 2010 Colorado Workforce Tour that features Mi Casa Resource Center and some of our … Continue reading

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Mi Casa's Green Energy & Construction Training on CBS4 News!

Check out this video that appeared last week on CBS4 News about Mi Casa’s Green Energy & Construction training program and one of our graduates currently employed as a PV installer at Simple Solar. Mi Casa trains individuals – most … Continue reading

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Senator Mark Udall Visits Mi Casa

Senator Mark Udall visited Mi Casa Resource Center on Wednesday to meet with students in Mi Casa’s Green Energy & Construction training program and discuss ways the government can promote renewable energy projects to get more unemployed Coloradans back to … Continue reading

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