Welcome to CWEE’s weekly update for program participants for the week of October 19, 2020.
CWEE will be closed Friday, October 9.
CWEE will continue to operate virtually/remotely through December 2020.
Changes at CWEE
Over the last few months, we have been working on updating our programming to provide you with the specific skills that are in demand right now during this pandemic. We also recognize that your situation at home probably looks different than it did in March, with kids attending school at home and changed childcare options. As a result, CWEE has made our program available virtually!
The first part of our virtual program is called CWEE Basics and will support you in developing strong digital literacy and goal setting skills that will prepare you to compete in our current job market. You will be able to log into the program 24/7 so if working through our program while your children are attending school works best for you, you can do that! If working through our program at night or over the weekend works best for you, you can do that too! Once you complete CWEE Basics, you will work with your Career Advisor to determine what next steps you can take at CWEE to support you.
Wait, what’s a Career Advisor?
While we’ve been updating our program, CWEE has also updated our approach to serving you. We have created new roles to offer more individual support during your CWEE journey. Your Career Advisor is your main point of contact for all things CWEE! You will also receive support from a TANF Specialist who will work with you to make sure that your needs are being met so that you can fully focus on your career goals. Your Career Advisor and TANF Specialist will work as a team to support you in creating goals, determining next steps for achieving them, and celebrating your successes. We are working on assigning Career Advisors to each of you, so if you haven’t connected already, stay tuned for an invitation to meet him or her soon!
In the meantime, here is a breakdown of who you can contact if you are awaiting your Career Advisor assignment. Be sure to leave a voicemail if you call!
|Who to Contact||
|Career Advisor or TANF Specialist Information||Brandi Singleton, Manager of Integrated Servicesemail@example.com
303.892.8444 ext. 312
|Counseling Services||Anna Tikippe, Clinicianfirstname.lastname@example.org
|CWEE Basics, Career Essentials or other Virtual Programming||Sue Huffer, Virtual Program Supervisoremail@example.com
|Community Programs or Employment Services||Joe Scancarello, Manager of Employment Servicesfirstname.lastname@example.org
303.892.8444 ext. 334
|Other||Kate Redweik, Engagement Manageremail@example.com
303.892.8444 ext. 343
CWEE Online Instruction
- CWEE’s classes are online now! Our online instruction is flexible and designed to support you and your goals.
- For more information, please contact CWEE’s Virtual Programs Supervisor, Sue Huffer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303.892.8444 x 308.
Congratulations are in order…
CWEE is excited to celebrate our CWEE Career Basics Completer Sherie Gentry! Great work, Sherie!
CWEE Is Accepting Referrals
Do you know someone who lives in Denver County that could benefit from CWEE’s employment training program? We want to hear from you!
- Participants do not need to be receiving TANF to enroll in our program
- Please share this link from CWEE’s website with your family and friends interested in skill building, education and employment
- People can also contact Joe at email@example.com or 303.892.8444 x 334.
Register to Vote!
- Colorado Offers Online Voter Registration, click here to get started.
- You will need a Colorado driver’s license or ID card to use Colorado’s online voter registration system. If you don’t have a Colorado-issued ID, you can still register by mail to vote.
- Ballots will begin to be mailed to registered voters on October 9!
- You can register online to vote until Monday, October 26, 2020. If you miss this deadline, you will not receive a ballot by mail, but you can still vote in person at a voter service and polling center.
- Not sure if you are registered? Click here to check your registration status.
King Soopers and Amazon both donate money to nonprofits, like CWEE, by contributing a portion of their customer’s purchases. All you need to do is register your account and identify CWEE as the nonprofit you want to receive these funds and continue with your regular shopping.
- Go to kingsoopers.com/communityrewards
- Create an online account with your rewards card information
- Link us, Center for Work Education and Employment, as the charity you are supporting – or find us using our unique code: IM369
- Continue to shop at King Soopers with your rewards card, and a portion of your transactions will come to CWEE!
Amazon (Amazon Smile)
- Go to smile.amazon.com
- Link us, Center for Work Education and Employment, as the charity you are supporting
- Continue to shop at smile.amazon.com and a portion of the proceeds will come to CWEE!
ALERT: Unsecured Website Similar to Colorado PEAK Is Potential Scam
- The site is using the Colorado Peak name and running ads for “Food Stamps” and other assistance programs
- REMINDER: You never have to pay to apply for food assistance or to have your questions answered.
- Never give you PIN over the phone
Amazon Prime for $5.99
- If you have an EBT or Medicaid card you could qualify for this discounted service.
- Click here to register.
Free Financial Coaching
Interested in learning about and improving your credit score, getting out of debt, building a budget or saving for a car or a home? Contact CWEE’s New Financial coach, Mariette Candelon!
Mariette Candelon, AFC® I Personal Finance Coach
Office of Financial Empowerment & Protection
City and County of Denver
ph: 720-483-2805 | Mariette.Candelon@denvergov.org
Are you stuck in a high interest payday or small installment loan?
Denver’s Office of Financial Empowerment and Protection is expanding coaching services to clients affected by the economic impact of COVID 19 by providing access to small personal grants to move you from predatory loans to full banking services. Contact Mariette to learn more!
Counseling services are available through CWEE
Anna, CWEE’s Clinician, can provide direct support or connect you with community resources.
- Call Anna at 303-489-0071 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- To speak with a counselor immediately at any time, call Colorado Crisis Services at 1-844-493-8255.
Are you in need of other resources or information?
- You can always contact your case manager.
- For resources for food, rent assistance, clothing, and more click here.
- You can also call 2-1-1 at any time to talk to someone who can connect you to more resources.