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We live in a community with many advantages.  It’s easy for many of us to go through each day and enjoy what’s before us, often taking for granted the energy, human capital and sweat required to keep things flowing smoothly.  When we take the time to see who’s standing with us in line at the grocery, walking past us on the sidewalk or serving us...
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Stable housing is a pretty basic need.  Without it, folks experience stress, face uncertainty, and kids try to adjust to multiple schools in a single year as rising rents push a family from one apartment to the next.   Community is important!  With stable housing, kids have confidence they “belong” somewhere, they have a sense of security and a...
Friday, October 13, 2017
“Just Say Yes!” Our region’s biggest annual demonstration of community caring just occurred last Friday, Sept 8.  Foothills United Way’s Day of Caring deployed 1,100 hard-working volunteers to 64 community work sites all across Boulder and Broomfield counties.  We delivered over $114,000 worth of free labor to community organizations and...
Thursday, September 14, 2017
There are people who go through hardship and their resilience and diligence become an example for others; Buren Tsegmid is the personification of this. Buren moved to the United States in 1999 with her husband and young son on a student visa with plans to complete a Professional Medical English Program, an OBGYN in her home country of Mongolia,...
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
John Newcomb, a senior in the Broomfield community, has lived an interesting life.  John was born in Southeast Oklahoma, but after twenty-three years in the Navy, he has lived all over the world.  After retiring from the Navy, John felt a calling to work with a very specific population: troubled teenagers.  He worked for over twenty years at...
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Foothills United Way recently invested major, founding capital into an initiative that stands out for its collaborative nature, ingenuity, and replicability. It turns out that in a child’s first 18 years, they are in school only 9% of the time!  In that limited amount of time, a child must absorb and become fluent in all the education we expect...
Friday, August 4, 2017
           A new lifestyle came with many positives for Maye Cordero. Having grown up in Puerto Rico and receiving her bachelor’s degree from Sagrado Corazon University, Maye knew she wanted a different future for herself. In 2010, she made the bold move to Florida to begin her Masters in Media Design from Full Sail University, Florida. Soon after...
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Watch out! We have another Outstanding Volunteer on our hands! Eleanor Edwards is more than deserving of this award as she is fully dedicated to Broomfield FISH. For the past 8 years, she has shown tremendous passion and commitment to FISH’s mission of feeding families and fueling hope. Her nominator, Dayna Scott, executive director of FISH,...
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
My oh my, Joel Koenig sure has done a lot for the Boulder community and that is exactly why he deserves the Outstanding Volunteer Award. A retired CPA and Senior Partner of Deloitte, Joel fell in love with volunteering when he moved to Boulder seven years ago. He always had a passion for libraries and thought this would be a great place to start...
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

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