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United Neighborhoods is a community-based initiative that promotes academic success and economic stability for children and families living in under-resourced neighborhoods in Metro Denver.

Changing the Odds in Metro Denver

Poverty threatens many communities in Metro Denver, robbing too many people of their potential.

United Neighborhoods addresses this barrier by anchoring in local schools because a quality education is critical to breaking generational cycles of poverty.

How We're Helping in Globeville and Elyria-Swansea

$377,000

dollars in community grants invested in mobile health care, mental health, home repairs, and after school programming.

1,152

hours that Leadership Advisory Council parent participants will commit over 12 months.

20,000

hours of service contributed by Mile High United Way volunteers to community projects benefiting Globeville and Elyria-Swansea.

Kenia Creates Positive Change

"That day, something fundamental changed. I saw that our parents felt supported and heard. It truly is powerful."

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Sara Fights for Her Daughter

“I was inspired to learn from all the other parents. I learned a lot about myself. I want to create change.”

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United Neighborhoods works in under-resourced neighborhoods to ensure that children enter kindergarten ready to learn, are reading at grade level, and families are economically stable.

A look at Globeville, Elyria-Swansea in North Denver.

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How the Program Works

Leadership

Parents learn leadership skills through the United Neighborhoods Leadership Advisory Council, which also helps informs our neighborhood investments.

Action Teams

Build technical expertise of residents and service providers to generate promising ideas to address gaps in early childhood education, afterschool and summer programs and the challenge posed by chronic absenteeism.

School Investments

Support capacity building of school staff; new curriculum; after school programs; mental health services and family engagement support.

Community Investments

Given to organizations that support the health and economic stability of the families in United Neighborhoods anchor schools.

We need your help to support the children and families in the most under-resourced neighborhoods in Metro Denver.

Give

When you give to Mile High United Way, your dollars do more. We surround Metro Denver's neighborhoods with the programs and resources that address today’s biggest issues and help prevent tomorrow’s.

Volunteer

Volunteering can be a fun and deeply rewarding experience where you can make immediate and lasting change by improving lives and building a stronger community. Join us!