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Center for Work Education and Employment

CWEE addresses the root causes of poverty by providing a path to long-term employment and self-sufficiency for hundreds of Denver-area families each year. By supporting sidelined families, CWEE's program builds a stronger workforce and healthier communities. Poverty's end begins at CWEE.

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Staff

Part Time Staff:
2
Full Time Staff:
30
Contract Staff:
4
Volunteers Annually:
85
Retention Rate:
83%

Katy Hamilton, Chief Executive Officer
Start Date: 2018

Throughout her career, Katy's work has focused on education, workforce development, and economic mobility. Since joining CWEE in November 2018, she has focused on establishing a culture of continuous learning and collaboration, diversifying the CWEE Board of Directors, and advancing new and innovative partnerships. Her experience working across sectors has enabled her to bring new thinking and strategic visioning to CWEE. Most recently, Katy led the national expansion of Skillful, an initiative of the New York City based Markle Foundation focused on creating a skills-based labor market. Katy joined Markle in 2015 and was integral in designing and launching Skillful leveraging data and insights to inform program design and iteration. She played a key role in shaping the Rework America Task Force which focuses heavily on opportunities surrounding the future of work. Her contributions at the Markle Foundation led to the Governor's Coaching Corps, a leadership development program for front-line human service and workforce professionals. Before joining Markle, Katy was Vice President of Education & Workforce at the Partnership for New York City. While at the Partnership, Katy was loaned to the NYC Department of Education to liaise between the private-sector and career and technical education schools to ensure programming was demand-driven and adequately resourced. She started her career in the Office of Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius where she served as Legislative Liaison and Director of Policy. Katy holds a Masters in International Politics from the University of Melbourne, Australia and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Texas Christian University. She lives in Edgewater with her husband and 2-year old son.


Stephanie Pacheco-Davidson, Vice President of External Affairs
Start Date: 2013

Stephanie, a Colorado native and graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder, is the Vice President of External Affairs for the Center for Work Education and Employment (CWEE) where she is responsible for developing and implementing a unifying vision to support meaningful and strategic engagement opportunities with external stakeholders in support of helping prepare low-income families to find and maintain quality employment.
Prior to joining CWEE, she held positions focused on adult education, program management, fund development, community relations, sales and marketing. Stephanie also served two years as a mayoral appointed commissioner on the Denver Women's Commission and used her voice and connections to develop and support opportunities for the advancement of women and girls in community.

Boards

Board Type:
Local
Meetings per Year:
12
Term Length:
3
Term Limit:
2
Total # of Board Members:
15
Clients on Board:
No
# of Client Board Members:

Board Demographics:

Female:
8
Male:
7
Transgender Female:
0
Transgender Male:
0
Gender Other:
0

Black or African American:
4
Asian:
0
White:
11
Hispanic or Latino:
0
Multiracial:
0
American Indian or Alaska Native:
0
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander:
0
Other Ethnicities:
0

Average Number of Years Current Board Members Have Served on Board

4

Attendance Percentage for Board Meetings

71%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute Dollars

100%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute In-Kind

100%

Percentage of Board Members that have Completeted the Colorado Secretary of State's Nonprofit Board Member Course:

40%

Nonprofit completed the Colorado Nonprofit Association's Excellence in Principles & Practices Recognition Program?

No

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