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Partner Organizations & Projects

During the past few years, the committee has developed ongoing relationships with the following organizations. 

Women's Bean Project (WBP)

  The Women's Bean Project's goal is "to change women's lives by providing stepping stones to self-sufficiency through social enterprise." WBP provides employment, job readiness training, and offers life skills training – including financial literacy. The COCPA provides volunteers to teach four sessions covering budgeting, banking, how to track spending, understanding credit, and taxes. The sessions generally begin in August and run through November.

Warren Village

  Warren Village provides subsidized apartments for single parents with up to six children. For two years, single-parent families can receive housing, education, and family services. At the end of that term, they have learned the skills to be self-sufficient – including financial skills. The COCPA Financial Literacy Committee offers workshops for residents on a quarterly basis. Topics covered include setting financial goals, developing spending plans, comparison shopping, and the psychology of spending and saving. Sessions are generally offered in January, March, June, and September.

Junior Achievement: Finance Park

  Junior Achievement's Finance Park is held every day of the week during the school season – September through May. More than 120,000 middle school through high school students go through this program annually. Volunteers help students understand the financial responsibilities of being an adult. The COCPA provides volunteers for JA Finance Park at various times throughout the year. 

MiCasa Innovation Lab

  Mi Casa has had roots in Denver since 1976. It started as a Latino resource center for women and has branched out to include the Innovation Lab in Northeast Park Hill. Programs that originally met the needs of the Hispanic community now reach people from all walks of life. It‘s goal is to advance the economic success of families, individuals, and small businesses. The COCPA Financial Literacy volunteers provide a four-session program to people in the Park Hill community covering setting financial goals, developing spending plans, taxes, and establishing credit. The next program is scheduled for June.

If you would like to learn more information on how to get involved, contact COCPA at 303-773-6344. To submit a volunteer application, click here.