Social Justice and Racial Equity
MILE HIGH UNITED WAY SEEKS TO ENGAGE ALL VOICES AND TO CO-CREATE MORE EQUITABLE COMMUNITIES.
Our vision is a community united to create opportunities for all. But structural racism is a powerful force that inhibits our progress toward creating opportunities, justice, peace, and prosperity.
As we continue to work alongside schools, families, children, individuals, businesses, and communities, we will take bold steps in galvanizing our community to join us in our stand against social injustice.
Here you will find resources to learn, invest, and act in order to create change and join the fight against systemic racism.
OUR STATEMENT AGAINST INJUSTICE
We stand united against the injustices and cruelty of systemic racism. We are calling on our Metro Denver community to stand united with us.
Grow With Us
As a learning organization, we have been on our own equity and anti-racism journey. We invite you to join us by growing your knowledge of social justice issues. View a list of staff recommended books, articles, podcasts, and documentaries to learn more about racial inequality in our local community and in our country.
When you invest in Mile High United Way, you support programs focused on building equity that are led by the voices of those we serve. Learn more:
United for Business
Bridging The Gap
United FOr Families
United For Schools
- Ability Connection Colorado
- Adams 12 School District
- Center for Work Education and Employment
- Centro Humanitario para los Trabajadores
- Centro San Juan Diego
- City Year Denver
- Clayton Early Learning
- Colorado Association of Black Professional Engineers and Scientists
- Colorado Legal Services
- Colorado Statewide Parent Coalition
- Colorado Uplift
- Colorado Youth for a Change
- Denver Children’s Advocacy Center
- Denver Indian Family Resource Center
- Denver Kids
- Denver Public Schools Foundation
- Downtown Aurora Visual Arts
- Early Excellence Program of Denver
- Environmental Learning for Kids
- Family Star
- First Steps at Monarch Montessori
- Florence Crittenton Services
- Focus Points Family Resource Center
- Girl Scouts of Colorado
- Girls Inc of Metro Denver
- Heart and Hand Center
- HOPE Center
- Hope Communities
- Hunger Free Colorado
- Invest in Kids
- La Raza Services
- Metro Denver Partners
- Mile High Early Learning Centers
- Open Door Youth Gang Alternatives
- Rocky Mountain Welcome Center
- Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network
- Roots Family Center
- Scholars Unlimited
- Sun Valley Youth Center
- The Bridge Project
- The Senior Hub
- Volunteers of America
- Warren Village
- WorkLife Partnership
- YMCA of Metro Denver
Bold indicates Black-led organization and/or specifically serving the Black community
Social Justice Fund
Through our Social Justice Fund, we invest in impact-focused and collaborative community programs that focus on equity and social justice, education and awareness of issues affecting our communities of color, and ongoing engagement through volunteering around social justice issues.
One of the easiest ways to get involved is to support minority-owned businesses in our community. Below is a list of suggested businesses in our neighborhood of Five Points. See a full list of minority-owned businesses in and around Denver here.
Coffee at the Point
Mo-Betta Green Marketplace
Welton St Café