CWEE News

Participant Update 8.7.20

Welcome to CWEE’s weekly update for program participants for the week ending Aug. 7, 2020. CWEE will continue to operate virtually/remotely through at least October 16. CWEE will be closed on Friday, Aug. 14. 

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Participant Update 7.31.20

Welcome to CWEE’s weekly update for program participants for the week ending July 31, 2020. CWEE will continue to operate virtually/remotely through at least August 14.

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Reflections on a CWEE Champion: Celebrating the Legacy of Don MacKenzie

Don MacKenzie, a longtime member of the CWEE Board of Directors and a beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, colleague, and friend, recently passed on. The CWEE family has been mourning his loss and reflecting on Don’s remarkable impact on our organization and those who knew and loved him.

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Impact Summit Highlights Need for Digital Equity — Before, During and After Pandemic

Comcast’s first gathering of Internet Essentials partners generates big ideas to drive impact at an opportune time CWEE has long understood the value of Comcast’s Internet Essentials program, the nation’s largest broadband adoption program for low-income households.

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Denver Families’ Economic Security Inches Forward with New Bill

Another bill’s passage was cause for celebration this month. SB20-029 was signed by Governor Jared Polis and will provide a $500 one-time payment to each family who receives basic cash assistance through Colorado Works and county-administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) programs.

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Technology Learning Leads in CWEE’s New Virtual Training

Over the past three months, CWEE has been working to adjust our program operations to align with our strategic plan and to meet the increased need for career readiness training caused by the recession and COVID-19.

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Proposed Changes to TANF Opposed by CWEE

CWEE’s advocacy coordinator, Isabel Cruz, testified to the State Board of Human Services on the rule packet for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.

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CWEE Invited to Join Equity-Focused Mayoral Committee

CWEE’s VP of external affairs, Stephanie Pacheco-Davidson, will serve on Denver’s Racial Equity Council to help formulate a plan and recommendations that promote equitable and inclusive outcomes as the city navigates the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Denver Economic Relief & Recovery Council Seeks CWEE Expertise

In response to the effects of COVID-19 in Denver, Mayor Hancock announced the formation of an Economic Relief & Recovery Council (ERRC) comprised of business and community leaders who will advise the city

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Responding to Families’ Needs Amid the Pandemic

It’s remarkable how much has changed in just a few short weeks.  We sense that the world has transformed in profound ways, yet we are uncertain about what the future holds.  This uncertainty and fear is magnified for CWEE families, who often struggle to make financial ends meet in the best of times. Our participants […]

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