Leadership Transitions at Mile High Connects

Dear Partners, I am announcing today that I am stepping down as Executive Director of Mile High Connects effective April 5th. In my nearly two years with the Mile High Connects team, we have realized our long-term goal of achieving affordable transit for the region, facilitated meaningful conversations around racial equity with the City and […]


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Mile High Connects is Hiring – Director of Programs

We are excited to announce that the Mile High Connects is hiring! The Mile High Connects Director of Programs will collaborate with the Executive Director and senior leadership to develop and execute the collaborative’s strategic direction and programs. Mile High Connects (MHC) is a broad collaborative of private, public, nonprofit organizations, and community leaders committed to […]


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Mile High Connects is Hiring- Director of Operations

We are excited to announce that the Mile High Connects is hiring! We are currently seeking a Director of Operations. Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Friday, October 19, 2018. View the complete job description and apply: denverfoundation.org/About/Careers


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An open letter to RTD from MHC

Last week, the RTD Board approved the Preferred Alternative for the 2019-2012 Fare Structure, by a vote of 10 to 5 in favor of the recommendation. This includes two new discounts: Low-Income Discount – 40% discount Youth Discount – 70% discount This is the culmination of five years of collaborative partnership between RTD, Mile High […]


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How many Nonprofit & Philanthropic Organizations and Regional Leaders does it take to convince RTD?


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DENVER MAYOR CALLS ON RTD TO IMPLEMENT LOW-INCOME & YOUTH DISCOUNTS

MHC’s leadership along with a number of partners and RTD, developed a low-income and youth discount pass program. This program will create a 40% discount for transit for those living at or below 185% of the federal poverty level. The proposal is currently under review by RTD and MHC continues to actively seek support from […]


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Affordable Fares Update: MHC reinforces RTD’s effort to realize affordable fares

After a year long effort by RTD’s Pass Program Working Group the future of equitable fares is now sitting in the hands of RTD staff and board. Mile High Connects (MHC), a member of the Pass Program Working Group, is on hand and ready to help. MHC’s experience dates back to 2014 when the first Affordable Fares […]


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FRESC changes its name to United for a New Economy

Mile High Connects would like to congratulate its partners, United for a New Economy, on its recent name change. Since 2002, FRESC: Good Jobs, Strong Communities has spoken up and worked alongside community members. We are excited to share this new development for their organization and look forward to their movement building work. To read […]


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Building the Community Investment System in Colorado

A bike ride through Denver’s diverse neighborhoods and communities tells a story of radically different levels of investment. In our most affluent neighborhoods, investment is in ample supply. New developments, large shopping centers, expensive restaurants, all seem to pop up in record time due to the abundance of available capital. Just blocks away in some […]


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Keeping Housing Affordable

Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) Colorado is in the midst of an affordable housing crisis. The availability of affordable rental housing units is not in line with residents’ growing needs as rents escalate, the population increases, and Baby Boomers downsize. Compounding the problem is the risk of existing affordable units becoming unaffordable or outdated. […]


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