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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.

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).

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A Systems-Change Approach

Our Policy & Equity Guide is used to determine how successfully a bill or ballot measure applies an equity lens. View the guide to learn more.

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Brave Spaces is our virtual event series where we host leaders in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to share their insights on social justice issues.

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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

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