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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 world...
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
  Overcoming challenges and moving forward to great opportunities are concepts the Lopez family know well. Sixteen years ago the Lopez family moved from Puebla, Mexico to Boulder, Colorado in hopes of pursuing the iconic American dream. Through death, income disparities, and challenges with renting, the Lopez family kept pushing through until...
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Imagine children running around in freshly cut grass and their squealing laughter heard from blocks away. This is what the parents of Nicole and Lisa dreamed about for their kids. For years the Rodriguez family had been renting apartments in the Longmont area. With two little girls, they constantly worried that the noise their daughters would...
Friday, June 19, 2015
Foothills United Way’s Mountain Resource Coordinator and Inter Mountain Alliance (IMA) Chair, Amy Hardy, and Boulder County Commissioner, Deb Gardner, recognized Boulder County Amateur Radio Emergency Services (BCARES) for their dedication and support to the Mountain Emergency Radio Network (MERN) at their annual board meeting.  Joe Callahan,...
Friday, January 30, 2015
“What I love most about the collaborative approach is the opportunity to develop stronger and deeper relationships between organizations and people.” - Suzanne Crawford, President & CEO Sister Carmen Community Center; AAE Executive Committee President On January 8th Foothills United Way’s Association of Agency Executives (AAE) held a...
Thursday, January 22, 2015
One year after historic floods affected a third of Colorado’s counties, Foothills United Way continues to serve individuals and families affected throughout Boulder and Broomfield counties. Within weeks of the devastating flood in 2013, Foothills United Way quickly allocated funding from the Foothills Flood Relief Fund to offer mental health...
Friday, November 7, 2014

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