Category Archives: Youth & Family Development

Season to Share Helps Mi Casa and Others

Denver Post Charities’ Season to Share, a holiday fundraising campaign that provides grants to local nonprofit organizations, distributed $2,820,000 last year to move people out of poverty by supporting 65 Denver-area charities. Mi Casa Resource Center is one of the … Continue reading

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Mi Casa Unveils an Impactful New Video

Mi Casa’s new programmatic impact video shows how the agency helps individuals and families achieve their dreams of educational advancement and economic independence. “Yes, dreams come true if you work hard on it and you have the right help too,” … Continue reading

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Mi Casa's Ladder of Leadership Allows High School Students to Develop Workplace & Leadership Skills

Mi Casa’s Youth & Family programs are designed on a trajectory: helping students move from academic achievement and career exploration/readiness to ultimately, success in post-secondary education and employment.  An important component of realizing this goal is Mi Casa Neighborhood Center’s … Continue reading

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Help Bring Eric Decker to Mi Casa Neighborhood Center!

This month, the Mi Casa Neighborhood Center is participating in the Popchips Game Changers competition.  The contest is voter-generated and Eric will select one local organization from the top five most voted for to spend time with.  Each organization in … 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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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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Strong Start to the School Year!

The new school year has gotten off to a great start, and considering strong improvement in student achievement in northwest Denver middle schools, the year promises to get even better! Mi Casa operates comprehensive afterschool programs for students who attend … Continue reading

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School's Out for Summer!

The Mi Casa Neighborhood Center at Lake Middle School held its Summer Orientation BBQ today (June 2) for youth participants in Mi Casa’s summer programs and their families. More than 35 families attended and enjoyed a lunch of hamburgers and … Continue reading

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Strengthening Families Program Helps Kids and Parents Bond

Posted by Katie Ehrlich, Mi Casa Intern Mi Casa’s Youth & Family Development department just launched a new program called “Strengthening Families” in partnership with the Denver Office of Drug Strategy. Each Thursday evening (6-8:30 p.m.) through March 24 parents … Continue reading

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Mi Casa Youth Learn about Journalism, Visit 9News

Youth in Mi Casa’s afterschool programs visited 9News this week as the culmination of their hard work in the afterschool journalism club at the Mi Casa Neighborhood Center. The students also produced a four-page newsletter called the Mi Casa Post, … Continue reading

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