Foothills United Way

Foothills United Way is an active partner in programs that address challenges, preventing problems from spiraling out of control. We build solutions through partnership and collaboration across Boulder and Broomfield counties with local nonprofits, government, faith communities and businesses.

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Live United Collaboratives

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

At-Risk Populations
Ethnic/Racial Minorities
Families
General population
Poor, Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent

Description

Foothills United Way is proud to announce that the following local collaborative groups have been officially recognized as LIVE UNITED® Collaboratives. Each of these groups is made up of nonprofits, government agencies, school districts, faith communities, businesses and other leaders in Boulder and Broomfield counties who have illustrated their dedication to collaborating with each other to solve some of the area's most pressing issues.

LIVE UNITED® COLLABORATIVES include:

Boulder County ABCD Partnership - The Boulder County Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) Partnership is a chartered organization which began meeting in July 2013. Key community partners have supported local efforts to share leadership and accountability for supporting a coordinated, quality system in which children in Boulder County are screened, referred, evaluated, and connected to developmental services.

The Bright EYES Coalition - Bright EYES Coalition began in 2003 and is made up of various Early Childhood partners in the Longmont/St Vrain Valley School District area. The mission of the Bright EYES Coalition is: "Engaging and connecting Longmont area families with early learning resources and opportunities."

Broomfield Housing Opportunity Coalition (BHOC) - A collaborative initiative whose goal is to have an accessible Broomfield for a variety families and income levels; Representing diverse Broomfield entities with a common belief in the power of community to address needs and solve problems. Their mission: to build partnerships, learn together, inspire policy dialogue and outcomes and create solutions.

BVSD Arapahoe Ridge School-based Health Center Collaborative - A school-based health center is a comprehensive health clinic designed to meet the identified needs of the student population of the schools or district. School-based health centers bring primary, behavioral and oral health care providers to the school. Services are designed to identify problems early, provide continuity of care and improve academic success.
Dream Big Initiative - The overarching objective of the Dream Big Initiative is to "increase Boulder's collective commitment to eliminate the opportunity and achievement gaps" so that "by 2040, all children in Boulder County are succeeding academically and reaching their full potential." The Dream Big Initiative is dedicated to addressing this by providing low-income youth and their families with Cradle-to-Career support through three tiers - increasing academic success, strengthening family support networks and promoting student well-being.

DV/CPS Collaboration & Consultation Team - The collaboration is dedicated to the clear and measurable vision of keeping children in Boulder County safe, providing them with a supportive, nurturing environment, and supporting non-abusing parents who are also victims of domestic violence, resulting in more families remaining intact and becoming safe and stable.

Human Services Alliance - The mission of the Human Services Alliance (HSA) is to improve the quality of life in Boulder County by enhancing the competency and collaboration of human service agencies, and to educate and influence the public and policy makers on matters that impact the availability and delivery of human services.

Mountain Human Services Collaborative - The Mountain Human Services Collaborative seeks to provide a broad range of basic needs services and referrals to other resources in support of vulnerable residents of Boulder County mountain communities, as resources allow.

No Student Hungry Partnership - The Boulder Valley School District, YMCA of Boulder Valley and Community Food Share are dedicated to serving populations suffering from food insecurity. This partnership acknowledges not only the right of every child to access food resources, but to have access to nutritious food and to develop the life skills associated with healthy cooking and eating habits.

Partners Bridging the Digital Divide - Intercambio, EFAA, Sister Carmen, I Have a Dream, Boulder Housing Partners, BVSD, Boulder Public Library and Family Resource Schools working with families that as more and more resources and information become available exclusively online, the divide in terms of information and social capital between those who are connected and those who are not is rapidly widening.

SMILES Virtual Dental Home Collaborative - The goals of the project are to increase access to oral health services, provide patients with the opportunity to establish a non-clinic based dental home and contribute to the increased quality of life in our community through the improved oral health of individuals.

The Early Childhood Council of Boulder County - ECCBC partners with more than 30 county-wide programs and services that impact the four domains of early childhood (early learning, family support/ parent education and health and mental health) to expand and improve the comprehensive early childhood system for families in Boulder County.

Truancy Improvement Project (TIP) - The program is intended to reduce the use of detention, better identify and match services to truant youth and family needs, create better opportunities to share information about truant youth and understand their needs through a Community Review Team (CRT)-type process, called the Truancy Review Team ("TRT").

Westlake Middle School Collaborative - Our purpose is that all Westlake MS students are prepared for high school and are set up for success. Through this pilot, the Westlake Collaborative will be assessing the needs of students that are not proficient in math and are facing challenges that hinder academic success.

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Community Resilience

Class

Community Development 

Beneficiaries

At-Risk Populations
General population
Poor, Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent
Unemployed, Underemployed

Description

A resilient community has the ability to withstand and recover from any type of community setback. Together, neighbors can anticipate risk, limit impact, adapt and learn from change.

Foothills United Way is driving results through collaborative action in Boulder and Broomfield counties with an emphasis on community resilience. Our goal is to address community challenges with innovative solutions that prevent problems from spiraling out of control and becoming more costly. We're investing in collaborative solutions where expert organizations, local nonprofits, government organizations/agencies, faith communities and businesses link assets to make measurable progress.

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Early Childhood Success

Class

Youth Development 

Beneficiaries

At-Risk Populations
Ethnic/Racial Minorities
Families
Infants/Young Children (birth - 3 years)
Parents

Description

Giving families the tools necessary to ensure children succeed. Promoting healthy cognitive, socio-emotional and physical development for our children.

Childhood success is a key indicator of future success, so we invest resources to improve the odds for children and families. We concentrate resources on the earliest years, where the return on investment is more than $7 for every $1 committed by driving results through collaborative action in Boulder and Broomfield counties with an emphasis on strengthening families for early childhood success.

Some of our Early Childhood Success Initiatives include:

Boulder County Safer Families Initiative is one of the Impact Initiative Grant recipients and builds upon the foundation of collaboration, relationships, and capacities nurtured by the DV/CPS Team over the past six years, to develop a more comprehensive and effective coordinated community response to the co-occurring issues of child abuse and domestic violence. This initiative will provide immediate support and resources to families impacted by violence, helping them achieve and sustain safety and stability, and will also collect critical data and develop much-needed resources for these vulnerable children and adults.

The Truancy Improvement Project reduces the use of detention, identifies and matches services to truant youth and family needs, and uses real-time knowledge to create better solutions to increase school success.

The Boulder County Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) Partnership streamlines access to developmental services for children in all of Boulder County.

The Early Childhood Council of Boulder County expands and improves the quality and availability of early childhood care, learning, and wellness for families in Boulder County.

DV/CPS Collaboration & Consultation Team is dedicated to keeping children in Boulder County safe, providing them with a supportive, nurturing environment, and supporting non-abusing parents who are also victims of domestic violence.

No Student Hungry Partnership is dedicated to serving populations suffering from food insecurity.
Bright EYES Coalition is focused on engaging and connecting Boulder-area families with early learning resources and opportunities.

Boulder and Broomfield Counties Family Resource Center (FRC) Network provides families with the support necessary for them to become stronger in key areas that affect family stability.

Dream Big is dedicated to eliminating opportunity and achievement gaps by providing low-income youth and their families with Cradle-to-Career support through three tiers - increasing academic success, strengthening family support networks and promoting student well-being.

Partners Bridging the Digital Divide is seeking to bridge the digital divide by expanding broadband access, providing skill-building workshops and device access to three populations: BVSD parents and guardians on limited income; non-native English speaking adults; elderly adults.

The Westlake Middle School Collaborative, whose goal is to ensure all Westlake Middle School students are math proficient, prepared for high school and set up for success.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Our programs are based in work with multiple agencies. At Foothills United Way, we bring together nonprofits, schools, faith communities, governments, and local businesses to address major issues facing our community. We know that working together will bring greater impact to our community.

Attainable Housing

Class

Housing 

Beneficiaries

Families
General population
Homeless
Poor, Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent
Single Parents

Description

Helping ensure everyone has a place to live we know that housing is an essential human need. Without a place to live, no individual or family can escape the reliance on subsidized services. More than 2,300 children in our school districts have no place to call home. Young families, seniors, and teachers should all be able to live in our community. We provide practical knowledge to support responsible homeownership and supportive community membership and take a regional approach to create a range of housing options.

Some Attainable Housing Initiatives Include:

Broomfield Housing Opportunity Coalition (BHOC), whose goal is to have an accessible Broomfield for a variety families and income levels.

Boulder and Broomfield Counties Family Resource Center (FRC) Network provides families with the support necessary for them to become stronger in key areas that affect family stability.

Broomfield Affordable Housing Taskforce believes in the power of community to address needs and solve problems focused on the need to expand and sustain a broad spectrum of housing opportunities in Broomfield County.

Personal Investment Enterprise (PIE) Program provides tools and incentives that empower low-income individuals and families to save and build assets to strengthen their economic stability through a matched-savings and financial literacy program.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Our programs are based in work with multiple agencies. At Foothills United Way, we bring together nonprofits, schools, faith communities, governments, and local businesses to address major issues facing our community. We know that working together will bring greater impact to our community.

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