The Women’s Bean Project is a transitional job training program for chronically unemployed and impoverished women. The organization provides jobs in gourmet food and handmade jewelry manufacturing as well as offers special programming and classes in interpersonal and life skills that are needed to move into career entry-level employment. By working in an active business and participating in the 6-9 month program, each woman earns a steady paycheck as well as receives support services to … CONTINUE READING
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Saira Rao grew up in Richmond, VA in the 70s-80s watching cartoons – and as many children of the 80s can attest to, there was nothing quite like waking up early on a Saturday morning to consume as many cartoons as possible. It was our entertainment, and we wanted to see ourselves in the stories. Fast forward 30 years, and Saira found herself watching cartoons again – this time with her young daughter. She was … CONTINUE READING
Bobby LeFebre is a walking example that we do not have to pick one passion to follow in life – and that, in fact, we can live a life that honors all of our passions. It just takes a bit of dedication and an understanding that there are moments where one passion gets a little more attention then the other – but, in the end, it is about living with intention and allowing yourself to … CONTINUE READING
The Denver Flea is a contemporary marketplace showcasing makers and retailers who cultivate the Colorado lifestyle. Their vision is to change the way people think of a flea market, and they are committed to elevating creative businesses in Denver. Their aim is to support locally-based companies as well as people who build upon Denver’s individual character no matter where they call home. There are four Flea markets a year: Spring, Summer, Fall and Holiday…each held … CONTINUE READING
Urban Peak is the only non-profit organization in Denver that provides a full convergence of services for youth ages 15 through 24 experiencing homelessness or at imminent risk of becoming homeless. The organization’s goal is to help these youth overcome real life challenges and become self-sufficient adults. They do this by providing five essential services at little or no cost to the youth: an overnight shelter, a daytime drop-in center, street outreach, education and employment … CONTINUE READING
The Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute (RMMFI) is a community creating economic and social mobility through entrepreneurship. RMMFI helps curious people transform into serious entrepreneurs through skill building, mentorship, and micro lending. RMMFI provides a simple and effective approach to business development built around the philosophy that poor planning equals poor results. First step – does your idea make sense, next step – launch it, and finally – be really successful with it!
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Cherry Arts Festival at Stanley is a celebration of national art and local flavor at the Stanley Marketplace adjacent to the Stapleton community in Aurora. In 2015, this debut event met an unfulfilled demand for a high quality art and cultural experience, and for 2016 the event will continue to grow, feature 100 juried artist exhibitors and take place in Stanley’s exciting mixed-use indoor and outdoor event facility.
The BE Stories highlighted some of the … CONTINUE READING
Restorative yoga on Sunday evenings is somewhat like my church. It is relaxing and centering as well as a time to get myself in a positive mindset for the week ahead. I highly recommend it for any and all, and if you happen to be in the Denver area, then you should most definitely check out Michelle Lee Weldon’s class at Kindness Yoga.
This is where I first met Michelle, and was introduced to her … CONTINUE READING
Be Confident by Haneen Badri
Although adversity is intended to improve one’s life it also contains the capability to grind you down. The ultimate result of such an impact depends on whether you decide to overcome calamity or to reject reality and let it overpower your very being. Throughout the 7th grade was when I encountered what I consider the first trying period of time in my life – it was when I started wearing … CONTINUE READING
Niki Koubourlis was working 80-100 hour weeks in commercial real estate in Abu Dhabi, and while she was gaining financial success she found that the rest of her life wasn’t where she would like it to be. It was the death of a college friend and her experience going through a strenuous fitness program that helped her gain back her boldness, and take the steps to become unstuck. She moved from the secure world she … CONTINUE READING