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Help develop potential into talent with ActivateWork

Make the gift of a life-changing career

Today in Denver, over 192,000 people are living at or near the poverty level. Unemployment and under-employment lie at the core of this issue. There is no better solution than a good job. ActivateWork prepares people to succeed in full-time, thriving wage jobs. On average, our graduates grow their incomes by 121% in their new careers.

Your contribution will give our learners access to world-class training and jobs that will transform their lives, their families, and their communities.

General Operating support

Your gift will be used to address our most pressing needs to scale this evidence-based workforce development program in Colorado.

Give to the Emergency Fund

Too often, our learners are forced to drop a program because of their financial circumstances. Lack of childcare, issues with transportation, or trouble paying rent and bills can hold someone back from graduating. When you give to the Emergency Fund, you provide learners up to $500 for immediate assistance in overcoming obstacles that interfere with their coursework.

Sponsor a LEARNER

A gift of $10,000 will provide a learner access to quality IT training, jobs with leading employers in Denver, and ongoing coaching and support to ensure their success.

    We would like to express our gratitude to the following organizations for their generous contributions to ActivateWork:


    Corporate Partners:


    Ackerman Estate
    American Institute of Research
    Cielo Foundation
    Community First Foundation
    El Pomar Foundation
    Gary Community Ventures
    Mayer-Phillips Foundation
    Rose Community Foundation
    Triangle Community Foundation

    Adolph Coors Foundation
    The Anschutz Foundation
    Colorado Donor Impact Fund
    Daniels Fund
    Gardner Family Foundation
    Gates Family Foundation
    Mike Leprino Family Foundation
    Telluray Foundation

    ActivateWork candidates learn from the best.

    Sit on our Industry Advisory Board to guide strategy, curriculum, and resources. Or connect directly with our enthusiastic learners through resume reviews, mock interviews, guest lectures, or by hosting tours.

    Help ActivateWork learners to prepare for their new careers by participating in volunteer opportunities:

    • Conduct mock interviews — Help learners practice interview skills and give feedback in a two-hour session.
    • Host a lunch and learn session — Share about your company, your daily work, or tips and best practices to help learners succeed in their new career.
    • Review resumes and provide feedback — Offer resume suggestions and feedback to help our graduates shine in their job search.
    • Mentor an early career professional: Provide ongoing mentorship to an ActivateWork graduate as they launch their new career.