This month, employees from Bridge in Denver spent a Friday afternoon getting their hands dirty for the very first BridgeCommunity project at the MiCasa Resource Center
This month, employees from Bridge in Denver spent a Friday afternoon getting their hands dirty for the very first BridgeCommunity project. Eight volunteers came ready to paint, landscape and pull weeds for 4 hours of giving back to one of Colorado’s oldest and largest Latino-serving nonprofit organizations, the MiCasa Resource Center.
BridgeCommunity started in early 2013 after many employees mentioned that they felt a volunteer effort, as well as more cross-divisional collaboration, would be a great addition to the company culture.
After numerous meetings between a group of HQ employees and BridgeEnglish Denver employees, a plan was set. Lots of collaboration and a great deal of research on best practices and local organizations helped the group to focus on what they wanted to accomplish and which organizations would be best to work with.
The team proposed MiCasa Resource Center because their work is very much in line with what Bridge stands for. Additionally, the team decided to work with MiCasa because they too have had experience working with corporate groups, so they could help Bridge accomplish the goals set forth in doing volunteer work.
MiCasa Resource Center works to help the Latino community and working families reach their goals of economic success. Through various programs focused around entrepreneurial advancement, MiCasa inspires academic success, leadership, and career exploration. Bridge was overjoyed to help the resource center clean up the building to help continue the incredible work the center does in the Denver community.
The next BridgeCommunity project is planned for the holiday season with the Boys and Girls Club, a youth outreach organization that works to provide kids with positive opportunities that encourage healthy-habit building and skills to become community leaders.
For more information on BridgeCommunity, or the MiCasa Resource Center, please visit micasaresourcecenter.org