Category Archives: Success Stories

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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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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Business Success Student Approved for Kiva Zip Loan to Create New Perception of Latin American Cuisine

Daniel immigrated to America from Venezuela nine years ago seeking a fresh start after losing everything due to the country’s unstable political climate permeating its financial market. He describes his first years in America as the classic immigrant story. Though … Continue reading

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Baking Dreams

Marjorie Silva’s baking business began 16 years ago when she made her son’s first birthday cake. The Dalmatian themed cake was such a hit with guests that many started paying her to bake cakes for special occasions. Marjorie, a native … Continue reading

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Roberta, A Determined Superstar

Roberta walked into Mi Casa hoping to access career resources to upgrade her skills and start a new career. “Mi Casa Resource Center is a well-known and positive name in the Denver community,”she said. Roberta had recently decided to switch … Continue reading

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Congrats to Mi Casa 2012 Employee of the Year Molly Brooks!

Why she won: Volunteer Outreach & Events Specialist (AmeriCorps VISTA) Molly Brooks greatly contributed to Mi Casa’s success in 2012. Molly’s extraordinary graphic design work substantially contributed to Mi Casa’s marketing and community visibility efforts, and her revamping of Mi … Continue reading

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Christine Marquez-Hudson Named 9NEWS Leader of the Year

Mi Casa is very proud to announce that our CEO/Executive Director, Christine Marquez-Hudson has been named the 2013 9NEWS Leader of the Year! This tremendous honor for Christine and Mi Casa was announced today. The 9NEWS Leader of the Year … Continue reading

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Kiva Zip Partnership Helps Mi Casa Business Success Graduates Achieve Their Dreams

Mi Casa Resource Center is collaborating with Kiva Zip to provide loan assistance to low-income business owners unable to access loans from traditional lenders. Mi Casa is a Kiva Zip trustee, an organization approved  to work with entrepreneurs and small … Continue reading

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Career Development: Samuel's Story

Samuel enrolled in Mi Casa’s Workplace Skills and Bilingual Bank Teller career training programs with the desire to break into a stable and growing industry with strong potential for advancement.  Prior to Samuel’s time at Mi Casa, he worked as … Continue reading

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Business Development Success Story: Marnie

Marnie has been a performer her entire life and it has always been her goal to become financially self-sustaining through her art.  Her first step to achieving this was founding Reveille Entertainment LLC in 2009, a musical theatre production company … Continue reading

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