The CWBA partners with a variety of nonprofit organizations in the community who do work to further our mission.
Our 2016-2017 partners are Florence Crittenton Services and Girls Inc. of Metro Denver. We choose two different organizations each year as our holiday party and annual benefit event beneficiaries.
Each year we also give a tribute gift contribution to the charity of choice of our Annual Judicial Reception Honoree. This year's recipient was Women2Women in Weld County, chosen by our Judicial Honoree Hon. Julie Hoskins.
PAST COMMUNITY PARTNERS
Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado
The Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado was founded in 1981 in response to cuts in federal funding for legal aid and is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
Mission Statement: The Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado promotes equal access to justice by raising funds to provide civil legal services for low-income people in the state of Colorado.
CWEE - Center for Work Education & Employment
CWEE’s program operates as an integrated education and employment program that includes comprehensive services to help individuals sustain employment long-term. CWEE’s instructors focus on retaining participants and advancing them from one phase to the next. A participants’ journey at CWEE begins with a referral to CWEE from Denver and Arapahoe County to attend CWEE’s on-going Career Readiness Program, Monday-Thursday from 9am-4pm with the objective that after 3-6 months they will become employed.
Learn more at CWEE's website.
Founded in 1998 by four dynamic women, Smart-Girl is a Colorado-based nonprofit organization that empowers pre-teen and teen girls to make smart choices and become confident, capable, self-reliant young women. The Smart-Guy program prepares adolescent boys to make smart choices and grow into resilient, confident and upstanding young men.
Its proven program measurably enhances critical thinking skills, social-emotional intelligence, optimism and resilience in adolescents. Near-peer mentors provide positive role models while guiding girls/boys through a curriculum that addresses peer pressure, bullying, body image, refusal skills, communication, leadership, friendship and other challenging topics. Through games, art, discussions, projects and interactive exercises, adolescents learn how to discover, strive for and reach their highest potential.
With over a decade of experience, Smart-Girl has trained more than 1,100 peer mentors and Guides, and has worked with over 7,000 youth.Learn more at Smart-Girl's website.
The Gathering Place
As Denver’s only daytime drop-in center for women, their children, and transgender individuals experiencing homelessness and poverty, The Gathering Place provides a variety of programs and services those who enter our doors.
Learn more at The Gathering Place's website.
WeeCycle’s mission is to help low income families with infants and toddlers in the Denver metro area by providing them with new and gently used baby gear free of charge. WeeCycle acquires the gear through the charitable donations of individuals and businesses and distributes it through local community organizations already serving families with infants and toddlers affected by poverty, homelessness, domestic violence, teen pregnancy and under-employment. In carrying out this mission, WeeCycle also contributes to environmental preservation by recycling and reusing baby gear and operating in an environmentally conscious manner.
Learn more at Wee Cycle's website.
HOLIDAY PARTY BENEFICIARIES
The CWBA’s Annual Holiday Party is a popular annual tradition, offering CWBA members, friends and colleagues a great opportunity to share holiday cheer, as well as to support a Denver-area charity. The CWBA extends special thanks to Haddon, Morgan and Foreman, PC for so generously hosting this event each year.
Holiday Party attendees are well known for their generous support, and beneficiaries can be assured of impressive donations of goods as well as monetary contributions. Beneficiaries have included: Central Visitation Program, The Gathering Place, CASA, Urban Peak, Mi Casa Resource Center for Women, Friends of Kids in Crisis, Excelsior Youth Center, The Empowerment Program, The Sacred Heart House of Denver, The Women’s Foundation of Colorado "Girls Graduate" Program, SafeHouse Denver, and Smart-Girl, Inc.