CWEE recruiters knock on doors in housing projects, make presentations to Head Start parents, meet with health and human services agencies, and talk one-to-one with local department of social services case managers and AFDC eligibly technicians.
CWEE connects with several government funded services, such as JTPA and JOBS, and child care agencies to facilitate the support services; CWEE does not budget for these services as part of its philosophy not to duplicate efforts of other agencies.
Because all participants must have a high school diploma or equivalency certificate, CWEE conducts a pre-GED program offering students individualized academic tutoring and personal support.
The graduation ceremony is attended by the participants, their families and children, as well as CWEE staff, volunteers, employers, and funders.
The ten-year anniversary witnessed the inauguration of a new component of CWEE's program to help participants secure gainful employment and maintain economic self-sufficiency.
The transitioning components are coordinated and integrated into CWEE graduates' plans, depending on their course of action after completing the five-week classroom training.
Colorado National Banks is a local employer and supporter of CWEE, as well as a model for corporate involvement in community-based service initiatives.
It's all about making sure |welfare~ clients successfully reach their capacity." CWEE has placed graduates with over 300 local companies and businesses, many of which have also contributed volunteer time, in-kind resources and/or financial support.
As a nonprofit organization, CWEE's budget consists of grants from local foundations and corporations, individual contributions, proceeds from funding events, and a contract with the local Private Industries Council which permits CWEE to access Job Training Partnership Act funds.