CWEE Stories

The lives and careers of CWEE’s participants are the most powerful expression of CWEE’s impact over the last four decades. Read some of our CWEE Stories.

40 Years of Impact

Since 1982, CWEE has empowered Colorado career seekers to achieve their personal and professional goals.

In the last 40 years the economy has ebbed and flowed, and technology has transformed the workplace and the skills that workers need to be successful.

CWEE’s commitment has remained steadfast: to evolve with the labor market and guide career seekers toward a fulfilling career and a stable economic future.

In coming decades, CWEE’s work will continue to evolve but our role endures as an essential nexus between disadvantaged career seekers, employers, and the rapidly changing economy.

40th Birthday Bash

CWEE’s 40th Birthday Bash was a joyful reunion of our alumni, participants, staff, volunteers and board members from across the decades!

Check out the pictures from the event.

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Four Decades of Success Stories

The most powerful way to understand CWEE’s work is through the stories of the lives and careers of the more than 16,000 career seekers — most of them single parents — that we have served over the years. Take a moment to meet some of these remarkable people and be inspired by their resilience!

Our Stories

Let's reconnect!

If you are a former CWEE program participant, staff or Board member, we want to hear from you!

Did you work at CWEE or serve on our Board of Directors in the past?


Did you attend CWEE’s program in the 80s, 90s, 00s, or more recently?


Impact across generations

CWEE’s work over the past 40 years has benefitted not only the career seekers we directly support, but also their children and the communities where they live.


Low-income career seekers served


Children benefitted from increased earnings and opportunities for parents


Annual wages earned by graduates, reducing dependence on public assistance

Impact of your gift

Donations to CWEE are invested in employment support that often makes a lifelong positive difference for the career seekers we serve.


Provides 24/7 access to a typing certification for 33 career seekers.


Allows career seekers to complete all GED tests to receive their high school equivalency degree.


Provides 10 laptops for 10 CWEE families to enable them to participate in virtual training, education, and employment support.

40 Career Seekers for 40 Years

In 2022, CWEE is celebrating 40 years of service. In the spirit of 40 years, CWEE has a goal to raise $240,000 to support 40 career seekers with personal and professional skills training, employment services, and comprehensive family support. Please consider making a gift today, and be sure to check back here to see our progress towards this goal!

Our Foundation

Poverty's end begins here

Learn about CWEE’s unique approach to workforce development and fighting poverty, which has evolved over four decades to keep pace with the rapidly changing economy.

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History rooted in grassroots activism

Born from the feminist movement of the 1970s, CWEE’s history reflects the social trends and economic forces that have shaped our society over the last 40 years.

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