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Building pathways to success for families through
long-term systemic solutions

Mile High United Way believes that a community and a country can only succeed when we are united, and when every individual receives the opportunities they need to thrive. However, complex economic policies, systemic racism, education disparities, power imbalances and other societal challenges can constrain this vision.

Therefore, our work must include a systems change approach. Our policy work centers on addressing the systems that create barriers for historically marginalized groups, such as BIPOC (black, Indigenous and people of color), women, foster youth, rural residents, and people with low incomes (below 300% Federal Poverty Guidelines).

Policy That Prioritizes Equity

We use an equity lens to remove barriers and create pathways to success for children, youth, and families. Our Policy & Equity Guide is used to determine how successfully a bill or ballot measure applies an equity lens. Watch the video or view the guide to learn more about our policy work. 

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Mid-Session Review: Creating Pathways to Success for all Coloradans
Child Care Bill Kicks Off Our 2023 Colorado Legislative Session
Mile High United Way Champions Three Bills Into Law
Connecting families to critical resources through new 211 state funding
Support Tax Credits for Working Families on EITC Awareness Day
Understanding Equity and Our Role As a Learning Organization

From connecting families to quality early childhood education and supporting migrant families to helping middle- and low-income residents access valuable tax credits, we are working toward a brighter future for all Coloradans.

April 3, 2023

During the 2023 Colorado State Legislative Session, Mile High United Way is supporting two bills that align with our community priorities, House Bill 23-1091 and Senate Bill 23-082.

February 14, 2023

Read about the impact these laws will have on Mile High United Way programs and throughout our Colorado communities.

June 7, 2022

By Stephanie Sanchez, Senior Director of 211 Colorado on the impact of HB22-1315.

June 2, 2022

By Roweena Naidoo and Elliot Goldbaum While we work to put an end to the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to keep doing everything we can to support people who have

January 29, 2021

Roweena Naidoo, Vice President, Policy and Community Initiatives, shares how Mile High United Way is evolving to create greater equity in our community.

October 7, 2020