Thursday, October 21, 2010

Mile High Actualizes Goals at Great Lengths

Sales Manager, Justin Conway, just recently visited Calvert Foundation borrower Mile High Community Loan Fund. What Justin saw in the communities of Colorado was an illustration of Calvert Foundation borrowers putting investors' capital to work to achieve their mission. Mile High’s current efforts have alleviated the many obstacles that low income communities often face by providing affordable housing and facilities.

Credit: Justin Conway
 I was in Colorado last week for some meetings and stopped in to see how Calvert Foundation borrower Mile High Community Loan Fund is putting our investors' capital to work. Mile High focuses on providing affordable housing and facilities for low-income communities in Colorado, and is headed by community development expert (and excellent tour guide) Jeff Seifried.

We recently highlighted Mile High's work with Church in the City in our Annual Report, and I have seen the renovation of the Church's historic building over the past year, as the good friends I stay with when I'm in Denver live right across the street. It was great to now meet the folks behind the doors of this economically and ethnically diverse congregation, and to see firsthand all of the critical services they provide to homeless and youth populations.

In addition to visiting some of their affordable housing projects, other highlights of my visit included CHARG Resource Center and Sisters of Color United for Education. CHARG Resource Center is a mental health clinic with a unique model for empowering adults with mental disabilities. Sisters of Color United for Education is a nonprofit facility providing community health services to Colorado's Latino population.

Calvert Foundation is proud to support Mile High's work in Colorado.


Justin Conway
This is just one example of the many successes that occur daily all due to the unwavering dedication and hard work of Calvert Foundation's borrowers.