STORIES FROM THE CENTER
Thank you for your support of The GLBT Community Center of Colorado. Thanks to your support, we served more than 47,000 people in 2016 with programs serving youth to elders. We invite you to share the stories of some of the volunteers, staff and community members who helped make 2016 memorable as we pursued our mission to engage, empower, enrich and advance the LGBT community of Colorado.
CEO Debra Pollock reviews the highlights of 2016 at The Center.
Meet Teagan, a volunteer with Rainbow Alley’s Youth Leadership Coalition. Teagan was one of the 36 youth who participated in Summer Academy, a two-week career exploration day camp for LGBTQ+ youth.
Jesse is a participant in SAGE of the Rockies weekly art program and the Telling Your Story Project. She’s one of the 4,233 community elders who participated in a SAGE program in 2016.
Sarah is Program Coordinator for Capitol Hill Care Link, a program assisting neighborhood elders like Bill. Last year 155 Capitol Hill residents received information or referrals to service providers through Capitol Hill Care Link.
Alvin is a certified healthcare guide who helped 523 community members find insurance coverage in 2016 on the state insurance exchange through the Affordable Care Act.
Sable is the Program Manager for The Center’s Transgender Program. Sable manages support programs for the trans community that served 957 people in 2016.
Rachel presents trainings and provides consultations to the business community through RANGE Consulting, The Center’s social enterprise that educates on LGBT employment issues. 414 people attended presentations in 2016.
Alex administers The Center’s Legal Program, providing consultation and referrals to the LGBT community regarding legal issues. 743 people accessed our online attorney database and 43 people met with Alex for direct referral consultation.
David coordinates the Colorado LGBT History Project, helping to preserve our community’s past for future generations. In addition to helping create lobby displays at The Center, David’s program archives and preserves historical documents and collected 21 oral histories in 2016.
Fran and Anna are long-term supporters and participants of The Center’s LGBT Family Program. Fran and Anna share how participating in the program has benefited their family.
Starr is one of The Center’s front desk volunteers, one of the main areas served by The Center’s Volunteer Program. 550 volunteers like Starr donated 17,878 volunteer hours to support Center programs in 2016.
Kristopher is a volunteer with Denver PrideFest. 1,500 hours of volunteer planning for the two-day festival attracted an estimated 380,000 people. Denver PrideFest was awarded a 2016 Tourism Star Award from Visit Denver for promoting cultural diversity and tourism.
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