Mission - We create pathways to opportunity.
Vision - We envision a community where all people have the power to achieve their economic goals and realize their dreams.
Values - We are relentless in response to a changing world. We are optimistic and believe in the potential of all people. We are courageous and accountable in all we do.
In 1976, eight mothers living in West Denver founded what would become Mi Casa Resource Center. They sought a safe and supportive environment for women who wanted more for themselves and their families.
At the beginning, Mi Casa offered job-training programs for women to help them break into higher paying jobs traditionally filled by men. We expanded in the mid-1980s to include small business services, offered in English and Spanish, to nurture the entrepreneurial spirit of low-income, female, and minority business owners. Today, our Career and Business Pathways programs focus on the economic health of the entire family by helping job seekers, small business owners, and students in every step along their path to economic success.
Mi Casa has always adapted to meet the needs of our community. Our response to the COVID-19 crisis is no different. With low-income communities of color hit especially hard, we have stepped up to support them in every way. We grew our basic needs network to support participants who lost income after the pandemic shutdown. We trained participants on the most important digital skills so they are prepared for interviews and running their businesses virtually. And we added COVID-19 relevant webinars and workshops for workers and small business owners to guide them through industry specific challenges. In short, we are living one of our organizational values: We are relentless in response to a changing world.
In 2019, Mi Casa helped to start and grow 1,290 businesses and supported 309 job seekers and workers to connect to better jobs through our programming. According to a study of our impact between 2014 and 2018, every dollar invested in Mi Casa generates $2.04 in social return. Our work not only transforms the lives of thousands of hardworking families in Colorado - we also influence change in systems and policies to build a more inclusive economy for all Coloradans.
Become part of the Mi Casa familia by making a donation today. We will put your investment to work by pulling Colorado families out of the crisis and onto a path towards resiliency.
"Mi Casa taught me everything I needed to know to succeed in my new job. But perhaps the most important thing the staff at Mi Casa gave me is a renewed sense of confidence - they helped remind me that I am smart and capable of whatever I put my mind to."
-Kiley, Mi Casa Career Pathways Graduate
"Honestly, I wish I had come to Mi Casa so much sooner because I've learned more in a short time here than I did in 12 years of running my business."
-Adrián, Mi Casa Business Pathways Graduate
"I knew I was bettering myself and my life by taking this training. I really love my new job and I'm so grateful to Mi Casa for connecting me to these opportunities."
-Keyona, Mi Casa Career Pathways Graduate
"Mi Casa has been there to help me determine what key areas I need to focus on and what areas I should pass off to my newly-hired manager so I can continue to grow my business."
-Danna, Mi Casa Business Pathways Graduate
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