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     On Sunday, March 12, I joined Longmont Public Safety Chief Mike Butler and former Longmont Mayor Pro-Tem Dan Benavidez on a walk through Countryside Village in south Longmont.  Neighborhood walks have become an almost-weekly practice for Mike and Dan, encouraging residents to engage fully in their community.  Mike styles the effort the “...
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
        BRC Roots         Colorado Business Reads Children’s Book Collection Summary                     Thank you for making a difference in our community! BRC Roots worked with Foothills United Way to collect books in Boulder County for the Colorado Business Reads program through EPIC (Executives Partnering to Invest in Children). Roots...
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
On Friday, May 20th my colleague, Lise Hildebrandt, and I had the opportunity to participate in a disaster training exercise that was held in partnership with Boulder County agencies, the City of Boulder, the Boulder Office of Emergency Management and the Boulder Incident Management Team. The exercise involved more than 25 agencies and more than...
Monday, May 23, 2016
   Warriors Speak  Colorado Service Project                            Thank you for making a difference in our community! The Volunteer Connection of Foothills United Way was proud to facilitate a service project for Warriors Speak, a program of the Wounded Warriors Project. On May 18, 2016, a beautiful Colorado day, 11 Warriors Speak...
Thursday, May 19, 2016
EFAA Guest Blog By Amy Hardy of Foothills United Way http://www.efaa.org/1492-2/ As a mountain resident and Community Resilience Director for Foothills United Way, I have my foot in two different worlds. In the mountains, I live among self-reliant people in tight-knit communities who have chosen to live in the canyons and hills above Boulder. We...
Friday, May 13, 2016
For some, education is a given. For others, it takes a little patience and a lot of hard work to make getting an education a reality. Rajesh Rajchal moved to the United States from Nepal in 2008 in order have a better life. After moving to America, Rajesh knew that he needed to receive an education and a better job in order to succeed in his new...
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Poverty Isn’t Just Money   “You never really know a man until you understand things from his point of view, until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.”Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird. J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1960   Two of our team members recently attended a Poverty Simulation event hosted by Boulder County Circles Campaign. This...
Friday, April 22, 2016
The Volunteer Connection at Foothills United Way recognizes five Outstanding Community Volunteers who were nominated by a partner agency in Boulder or Broomfield Counties. The five, Nancy Bronson, Diane Przygocki, Gary Sobol, Kay Thomas, and Richard (Dick) Jonsen have different passions, skills, and ways of interacting with the community. Bronson...
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
UnPrepared. A community United for early childhood success. Children. They are fun, energetic, outspoken, and sometimes a lot to handle. They can make you want to pull your hair out! However, they can also teach you valuable lessons and make you appreciate the little joys in life. But above all, they are our future. They will be running this...
Friday, April 8, 2016
Foothills United Way was proud to support the first annual THRIVE conference in Longmont on February 27! The THRIVE conference is an important resource for community members with low to moderate incomes to learn about building assets (tangible resources available to households including financial, personal, institutional and social networks of...
Wednesday, March 2, 2016

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