Center for Work Education and Employment

CWEE has empowered over 13,500 families to become self-supporting since 1982. CWEE fosters personal and professional transformation for low-income single parent families through confidence building, customized skills training, and career advancement.

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General
Official Name
Colorado Women's Employment and Education, Incorporated​​​​​​​
DBA/Trade Name(s)
Center for Work Education and Employment
Former Name(s)
(2001)Colorado Womens Employment and Education
Acronym
CWEE
Date Established
1982
Offers Additional Colorado State Tax Credit
EZ Tax Credit
Tax ID
74-2202303
Addresses
Headquarters Address
1175 Osage Street
Suite 300
Denver, CO 80204
Colorado Location
N/A
Mailing Address
N/A
Phone/Fax
Main Phone Number
N/A
Fax Number
N/A
Other Phone Number
303-892-8375
Web/Email
Email
info@cwee.org
Website
www.cwee.org
Social Media Links
     

Mission Statement

CWEE fosters personal and professional transformation for low-income single parent families through confidence building, customized skills training, and career advancement.

Organization History

Established in 1982, the Center for Work Education and Employment (CWEE), is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that helps low-income
single parents overcome the constraints and disparities of poverty, cultivates self-supporting families, and optimizes collaborative
partnerships. CWEE was Colorado's first program dedicated to helping single parents transition from public assistance into employment.

CWEE's mission is to foster personal and professional transformation for low-income single parent families through confidence building,
customized skills training, and career advancement. CWEE operates as an integrated education and employment program that includes comprehensive services to assist an individual's transition off of public assistance by sustaining employment long-term. CWEE's core program includes three phases: empowerment/soft skills, computer skills, and career preparation, followed by education and/or employment services pathways. These core phases build the employment skill-set necessary to thrive in today's workforce.

Throughout its thirty plus years, CWEE has impacted the community by assisting more than 13,000 families to break the cycle of poverty. In FY16 (July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016), CWEE served 661 participants and placed 323 individuals in employment with an average starting wage of $10.70, $2.39 above Colorado's minimum wage.

Testimonials

"CWEE is life-changing. Out this in the world, you think you're alone and stuck. You're limited. At CWEE, there are no limits." -Dominique, 2016 CWEE participant

"I love CWEE. They welcomed me with open arms and surrounded me with support so I can focus on me, and accomplish my goals." -Shalada, 2016 CWEE participant

"I received a promotion at my coffee shop job because of the computer certificates I gained at CWEE. Now, I am in charge of all the office work there. You never know where you'll need these skills." -Nikia, 2016 CWEE participant

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