Agencies We Serve
How We Serve
The Social Sustainability Department assists local non-profit agencies that serve low income individuals and families. We accomplish this through funding, collaborative programs and partnerships. Below are stories from recently-funded programs.
Ride Along With VOA Volunteer Pam Bennett
Seven years ago, an ad in the Coloradoan soliciting volunteers for Volunteer of America’s Home Delivered Meal program caught Pam Bennett’s attention. A semi-retired accountant, Bennett was searching for a way to give back to the community in which she was raised.
Pictured here: Helen, client of the Home Delivered Meal program
What Do Cheerios and Meatballs Have In Common?
“If you’re hungry, we’re going to feed you.”
Visit with Gus Mircos, Site Director at Boys and Girls Club
Drop in at the Fort Collins Boys and Girls Club and you’re likely to run into Gus Mircos, the site’s Unit Director. Energetic and enthusiastic, it’s hard to imagine Mircos sitting behind his desk for any length of time—it’s far easier to picture him wandering the halls with a grin as he helps usher in a young visitor, commends a staff member for work well done or pops into the music room for a quick bang on the drums.
Serving 140 to 160 kids a day ranging in age from 6 to 18, the club offers a variety of activities—everything from catching up on homework, learning to play an instrument to participating in an inter-club sport such as basketball or baseball. The goal? To help club members stay on track, academically and personally. Read more >>
Meet Mariana Colorado, Matthews House Participant
Mariana Colorado is a vibrant, cheerful 20-year-old college student attending Front Range Community College. She holds a 3.7 GPA and plans to transfer to CSU and eventually work as a behavioral scientist.
For Mariana, however, educational and long-range career goals weren’t always something to which she aspired. Originally from a small town in southern Mexico, Mariana’s family moved to Fort Collins when she was too young to remember. Her family struggled to find work. Moves were frequent, and often involved starting over. With change came uncertainty. Her interest in academics waned. Read more >>