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ADVOCATING

Join Pikes Peak United Way as we advocate for those in need and we will keep you updated on the issues surrounding our community and offer opportunities to connect with your representatives.

Take action

Make your voice heard by writing your representatives in support of issues that will advance the common good in our community.

Speak out

Our nation’s most successful anti-hunger tool, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), is at risk.

SNAP helps our neighbors – be they a senior living on a fixed income, a working mom, or a vet struggling to get by – put food on the table. Urge your elected officials to protect SNAP in the Farm Bill.

Stay informed

In 2018, our advocacy efforts resulted in the extension of The Child Care Contribution Tax Credit to 2025!

Donations to the Child Care Contribution Tax Credit provide continued support for early care and education, before and after school programs, early childhood scholarships and more; donors will continue to receive a tax credit.

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Simply connecting and sharing our material will help us reach new people and raise awareness in our community. Follow us on social media or stay informed through our news and press releases.

Youth Success

PUBLIC POLICY ADVOCACY

Pikes Peak United Way partners with community agencies to help students attain educational success from kindergarten to graduation.

We don’t just ask people to give; we work for the common good by advocating positive change to improve the health, education and financial stability for all members of our community. Joining Pikes Peak United Way as we advocate for those in need and we will keep you updated on the issues surrounding our community and offer opportunities to connect with your representatives.

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The Peak Progress (QLI) Report is a community effort to look at and evaluate different components of quality of life in the Pikes Peak Region. This project convenes volunteers, community members, and leaders from across the region (Vision Councils) to gather and evaluate data and create goals (referred to as “priority areas”) in various categories.

This report originated in 2007 after Howard Brooks and Jerry Smith recognized the need for benchmarking information and gathered the necessary community support and resources to publish the first edition. The 2019/2020 report seeks to move the report forward by not only focusing on indicators, but also looking for ways to take these findings and create actionable change and improve the quality of life in the Pikes Peak Region. To do this, we followed the original process of creating benchmarks by comparing the Pikes Peak Region to other regions in order to see how we are doing compared to other places in the United States, as well as looking at data over time.

This report is for anyone from a general citizen to an elected representative. Based on the foundation of community groups, networks, and resources that were assembled to develop it, this highly beneficial tool provides reliable and easy to understand data with the potential and proposed steps for actionable change.