Our Work

Workforce Development

Quality employment determines quality of life.

Having quality employment is the foundation for long-term financial stability. Mile High United Way strengthens the path to economic success by helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses, hosting career and resource fairs to connect job seekers to quality employment, and helping people advance in their careers through accessing education and upskilling opportunities. Learn more about our workforce development initiatives below.

Our Programs

How We Support Workforce Development

Careers United

We provide direct pathways to quality employment and job training to promote economic security and mobility.

United for Business

We help women- and minority-owned small business owners grow their business through one-on-one consulting.

United for Families

We help early childhood education professionals and informal caregivers attain credentials to advance in their field and earn higher salaries.

Bridging the Gap

We offer upskilling and educational opportunities to young adults transitioning out of the child welfare system to help them build financial independence.


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of clients surveyed in our United for Business program reported an increase in skills and knowledge on how to operate their small business


life coaching sessions were conducted with Bridging the Gap participants, guiding them on employment and educational opportunities

Careers United Job & Resource Fair

In June 2022, Careers United held its first job and resource fair! During the event, job seekers met with hiring personnel from 24 employers, including Xcel Energy, TIAA, PCL Construction, Southwest Airlines, and Goodwill of Colorado. Twelve people received job offers, including three Bridging the Gap participants.

“The job fair made it possible for Bridging the Gap participants to go through the entire job-seeking and hiring process in one day, under one roof.”

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Mile High United Way and Wells Fargo Power Small Business Growth in Metro Denver
Bridging the Gap Youth Graduate Career Development Training

Wells Fargo is furthering their investment in Mile High United Way’s United for Business program to help local businesses thrive.

August 12, 2021

Each year, we provide Denver youth exiting the child welfare system professional development training through our Bridging the Gap Career Week.

November 1, 2019


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