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"CWEE has helped me build my self-esteem. I feel worthy and inspired to do something positive everyday. Because of my wonderful experience at CWEE, I’m able to share it with others."
– Shawan, Alumni Award Winner 1998 & former CWEE staff member for 13 years
"I sit on many boards and councils but the endeavor that I am most passionate about is sitting on the Board of Directors for the Center for Work Education and Employment (CWEE). CWEE helps individuals receiving TANF get the education and skills necessary to obtain viable employment putting them in a position to eventually transition off of public assistance and hopefully out of poverty."
– Taryn Lewis,
Board of Directors
"CWEE has given me the confidence I need and brought me some hope through this difficult time in my life. I am really grateful to be here."
– Michelle, CWEE Participant
CWEE has been a wonderful and positive experience for me. I’ve updated my skills and am preparing to re-enter the workforce. It has revived my self-worth.
– Rochelle, CWEE Participant
"One of the highlights of my year is taking pictures of the women and men of CWEE. I have the utmost respect and admiration for the graduates of this program, and especially the Alumni Award Winners."
– Whitney Yeager,
Whitney Yeager Photography
"Presenting at CWEE is an enjoyable and worthwhile experience. The participants are fun, interactive and willing to learn."
– Linda Hicks, Premier Members
Want to put your philanthropic support behind an industry leader in workforce development? Through its comprehensive Career Readiness Program, CWEE annually transitions over 300 low-income, single parents off of welfare and into self-supporting employment.
CWEE seeks champions who understand the critical importance of shifting families out of generational poverty and into self-sufficiency.
CWEE is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Denver- a Denver Enterprise Zone. Donations of $250 or more annually qualify for a 25% Denver Enterprise Zone tax credit.
Here are some examples of how different donations helps CWEE participants:
$3,500 sponsors one participant’s complete 3-6 month transition from welfare into the workforce
$1,000 provides full certification in the Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, Word, Power point)
$400 certifies one participant in keyboarding skills (computer functions, typing speed and accuracy) or pays for one high school equivalency GED test
$100 provides a workshop on appearance management and a visit to CWEE’s First Impressions Boutique for a complete professional outfit with shoes, purse and jewelry accessories
$50 pays for one participant’s public transportation to and from classes at CWEE
$25 provides a participant with a complete CWEE Interview Toolkit: a professional folio, business cards, resumes, cover letters and thank you cards
Monthly giving not only demonstrates a commitment to CWEE, but it allows donors to give more annually than they might in a one-time gift. Donors who support CWEE monthly are called Impact Partners and they makes their payments via EFT (electronic funds transfer), ACH (automated clearing house), or monthly credit card payment. Impact Partners receive one gift acknowledgment letter at calendar year’s end for their annual giving and CWEE’s unabiding gratitude!
Workplace giving is an easy way to make tax-deductible donations to CWEE through payroll contributions. CWEE accepts donations through:
Add CWEE to your will and your bequest will create a sustaining legacy helping low-income families in their transition to self-sufficiency. Please communicate your planned giving intentions to Director of Development, Baret Walker
1175 Osage Street
Denver, CO 80204