Category Archives: Youth & Family Development

How to Support Your Child's Education

Parents can play a vital role in supporting the academic success of their children, but many are unsure of where to begin. Here are some ways to get started! Connect with the School Schools are eager for parental involvement and … Continue reading

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2014 GED Exam Changes Mean Test Takers Should Hurry Up!

The GED will change drastically in January 2014, shifting from paper and pen to computer-based testing and adding an increased focus on writing and content analysis. Those who have partially completed the five GED tests must finish before December 31 … 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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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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Mayor Michael B. Hancock Visits Mi Casa Youth Programs

The Mayor of Denver, Michael B. Hancock, paid a visit to the Mi Casa Neighborhood Center this week! Accompanied by City Councilwoman Susan K. Shepherd and Representative Dan Pabon, Mayor Hancock spent time mingling with the kids from Lake International … Continue reading

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Mi Casa Neighborhood Center Students of the Month: Antonio & Destiny

Antonio, a 6th grader at Lake IB, has attended afterschool programs at Mi Casa’s Neighborhood Center at the Lake Campus almost every day since the start of the school year. Mi Casa Youth & Family Development team members admire Antonio’s … Continue reading

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Mi Casa Neighborhood Center Students of the Month: Mariposa & Tajon

Mi Casa Neighborhood Center is proud to announce our middle school students of the month Mariposa and Tajon!     Mariposa, a 6th grader from Lake Middle School, is known for her friendliness and her ability to get along with … Continue reading

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Middle School Students of the Month: Miguel & Gabi

Congrats to Miguel and Gabi, the latest students of the month at Mi Casa’s Neighborhood Center at Lake Middle School! Miguel, a 6th grader at Lake International, has attended Mi Casa Neighborhood Center’s programs every day this school year. He … Continue reading

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Employee of the Month: Stephanie Noll

Congrats to Mi Casa’s November 2012 Employee of the Month Stephanie Noll! Why she won: Stephanie is a dedicated Case Manager and tireless advocate for her participants. Her gentle and supportive style allows her to build trust with people, and … Continue reading

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Middle School Students of the Month

Every month, Youth & Family Development program staff at Mi Casa’s Neighborhood Center at Lake Middle School select a male and female student of the month. Congratulations to our latest winners Iris and Alan!   Iris, an 8th grader at … Continue reading

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