About Us

Warren Village is a Colorado nonprofit serving unhoused and unstably housed low-income single-parent families in the Denver area. We provide families with the space and resources to achieve economic mobility and navigate and disrupt systems of poverty. Warren Village utilizes a 2Gen approach to empower both parents and their children through life skills classes, a high-quality Early Learning Center, education and career support, and resource navigation. Warren Village currently serves families at three locations: our main building on Gilpin; Ivy Crossing Apartments, a satellite location in partnership with BLDG that provides resources to residents who live there; and First Step, a residential communal living space for teen mothers and their children attending high school at Florence Crittenton Services. 

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All of Warren Village’s single parent families experience houselessness or housing instability prior to their stay with us.

Warren Village exists so low-income, single-parent families can achieve sustainable personal and economic self-sufficiency.

Warren Village is the nationally recognized leader for moving people from poverty toward self-sufficiency.

OurCore Values
We hold our staff, volunteers, board, residents and all involved with Warren Village, responsible for their actions. We understand that meeting our individual and collective obligations is fundamental to achieving our mission and upholding our commitments to the public.
We realize success is a product of teamwork and believe in the power of individual commitment to a group effort. We foster partnerships within our own organization and with our broader community.
We help our residents leverage their unique strengths on their journey to reach their full potential. We foster an environment in which staff, board members, volunteers, and donors can make a lasting impact on the organization and community.
We strive for operational excellence.

We are committed to diversity in all its forms and value individual perspectives and contributions. We create an environment of inclusiveness in which all feel valued and heard.

We are consistently transparent, truthful, and ethical in our actions and communications.
OurExecutive Team

Ethan Hemming

President & CEO

Ethan Hemming joined Warren Village as the President and CEO in May of 2016. Under Ethan’s leadership, the organization has identified robust strategic goals and prioritized providing continuously improving services to Warren Village participants. New and expanded corporate and agency partnerships is a keen focus for Warren Village and a part of their strategic growth plans. Warren Village recently launched service partnerships with Ivy Crossing Apartments and Florence Crittenton Services to serve more community members in need. The development of a third campus in southwest Denver in partnership with the Denver Housing Authority is the organization’s next step on its path to grow its service profile in Denver.

Prior to Warren Village, Ethan served for more than four years as Executive Director at the Colorado Charter School Institute (CSI). Under Ethan’s leadership, CSI transformed its business and authorizing practices, grew its portfolio by 50% (from 10,000 to 15,000 students), and maintained a relentless focus on service to at-risk students. Leading up to CSI, Hemming held several leadership positions at Denver Public Schools (DPS). His service within DPS included charter school authorization, demographic planning efforts, and the district’s homeless education program. His volunteer work has included board service at GALS Charter School and Samaritan House Shelter.

Ethan holds a Bachelor’s degree from Colorado College and a Master’s from Colorado State University. In his spare time, Ethan enjoys downhill mountain biking, hiking, and camping with his wife Nicole and their two children.

Karen D. Doyle

Director of Human Resources

Amy J. Fleming

Vice President - Strategy, Finance and Operations

Elyse Montgomery

Director of Family Services

Maggie Rittenhouse

Director, Learning Center
OurBoard of Trustees

Joel Rosenstein

Principal – Bridge Jumper LLC

Jessica Perrill

Vice Chair
First Assistant Attorney General – Colorado Attorney General’s Office

Julie Davis

Vice President – Bank of the West

Shalyn Kettering

Legal Counsel to the Attorney General – Colorado Attorney General’s Office

Katie M. Goodwin

Immediate Past Chair
Attorney – Goodwin Advanced Legal Advising, LLC

Captain Rob Biddle

Chief Pilot, Denver – United Airlines

Kenneth M. Bolser

Field Vice President – AAA Colorado

Craig Brown

Investment Professional

Kyle Craig

Principal – Outlook Consulting, Inc.

Peter Dellgren

Management Consultant-Pioneer Management Consulting

Stefannie Emerson

System Vice President-Planning and Strategic Development - Intermountain

Gina Carbone Fenton

Public Affairs Professional

Angie Howes

Partner – The Howes Group

Sarah Jackson

CPA and Managing Director - CBIZ Seff

Tasha L. Jones

President/Founder - LV Jones Consulting

Carla Ladd

Founder and President - IIMS L.L.C.

Cristen Lawton

Partner - KPMG LLP

Deanna Locke

Broker Associate – Mile Hi Modern

Nicole Marquez

Vice President Community Development Relationship Manager – The Huntington National Bank

Gloria Neal

Director, Environmental, Social and Governance – GloKnows Unlimited Consulting

Rachel Nixon

Vice President – IMA

Ebony Santucci

Contract and Performance Manager-City and County of Denver, Department of Housing Stability (HOST)

Laneeta Sowell-Pruitt

Branch Manager – US Bank

John Shellenberger

Vice President and Chief Information Officer – Johns Manville

Caroline Turner

Principal - DifferenceWORKS, LLC/Former General Counsel – Coors

Mike Walters

Regional Retail Bank Leader – Key Bank

Madeline Williams

Director, Bridging the Gap – Mile High United Way
Honorary Trustees

Rev. Paul J. Kottke

Retired Superintendent – Metro District, Mountain Sky Conference, United Methodist Church

Ila Jean Nye

Community Volunteer

Mark Waddell

Retired Senior Product Manager – Qwest Communications

Located in Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, Warren Village was established in 1974 when citizens and business professionals saw an influx in the number of single-parent families struggling to subsist. These community members wanted to build a program that would give these families a chance at economic independence.

One of those community members was Dr. Myron Waddell, a physician who worked in Denver’s inner city during the 1960s. Along with others in the community, he conceived Warren Village after observing an increasing number of single-parent families and accompanying high rates of poverty, family violence and housing instability. An active member of Warren United Methodist Church, Dr. Waddell envisioned an “intentional community” of single-parent families who could live in a safe and decent temporary home while working toward self-sufficiency. Over a period of nearly ten years, Warren Church bought eight plots of land, razed the existing buildings, and donated the land for the creation of an urban village – Warren Village.

Dr. Myron Waddell
Careers & Internships

Warren Village is comprised of passionately committed individuals who work to empower low-income, single-parent families to make the journey from poverty to economic mobility.

We welcome creative, critical thinkers who are not restricted by convention. We welcome candidates who bring ideas to the table, energy to the team, and a sense of humor. We welcome team players who want to change the world, starting at Warren Village.

Warren Village recognizes that our backgrounds are broad and our talents are many, from different lived experiences. We value and leverage our differences to encompass and reflect the communities we serve. We align our policies, practices and resources so that people of all races, cultures, identities and socioeconomic status may feel valued and respected.

Warren Village’s total rewards package is aimed to deliver the value needed to meet staff’s needs beyond base compensation.

Open Positions

Equity and Inclusion Program Manager - Part Time

The Equity & Inclusion Program Manager will help develop and ensure the implementation of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Culture (DEIC) related initiatives and work with all employees and residents of Warren Village to improve opportunities for a more inclusive workforce.  This is a part-time position working 30+ hours per week, Monday -Friday.

Early Learning Childhood Teacher

This position will be dedicated to providing a supportive and nurturing learning environment that helps foster the development of the whole child.

Grants Manager

In collaboration with the Development Director, develop, implement and monitor a grants resource plan to advance the revenue goals of Warren Village. As a member of the Development team, work will directly impact the organization’s budgeted annual and future fundraising goals. The Grants Manager will have an active portfolio of prospective and current (five and six figure gift) donors. While there are many metrics for success, this position has an annual individual fundraising goal of $1.5 to 2M.

Operations Administrator

The Operations Administrator is the primary liaison between operations and administrative staff, as well as a variety of operational service contractors.  Position is responsible for a variety of administrative, light accounting, business, facility and procurement-related duties, as well as general assistance to the VP of Strategy Finance & Operations. This is a full-time position working Monday through Friday and reporting to the Director of Human Resources.

Children's Program Coordinator - Ivy Crossing

This position will plan, design and implement Kids’ Club school year and Summer Enrichment programming as directed by the Ivy Crossing – Community Resource Manager and includes direct work with and supervision of youth participants as well as completion of regular and ongoing evaluations and other measures of program success.  The Children’s Program Coordinator is part of the Family Services department and works closely with staff, volunteers, parents and children to fulfill the mission of Warren Village at Ivy Crossing. This is a 25-hour/week position.

Maintenance Technician - Part Time

Maintenance technicians perform repairs and upgrades that keep the interior and exterior of apartment communities in first-rate condition.  Daily responsibilities include painting and grounds maintenance work, electrical and plumbing repairs, and helping with apartment turns. Sometimes may be called if for emergency situations.

Youth Program Coordinator

Warren Village’s youth program, Kids’ Club, provides an opportunity for school-age children to feel safe, have fun, and engage in enriching activities in a structured, supportive group setting. Kids’ Club is a comprehensive youth development program for resident children ages 6 and older, with a focus on social-emotional development and increasing overall wellness and academic success. Youth Program Coordinator will plan, design and implement Kids’ Club activities as directed by the Children’s Services Manager and includes direct work and supervision of youth participants. Afternoon and evening hours are required. In addition to program coordination, this position will engage in one-on-one assessment, goal setting, and mentoring with 8-16 youth participants. This 30-35 hour a week position.

Kids Club Program Aide - Part Time

Kids’ Club programming is an opportunity for Warren Village children to feel safe, have fun, and engage in enriching activities in a structured, supportive group setting. This position will help with supervision of children and assists with implementing activities. Afternoon and evening hours are required. The Kids’ Club Program Aide is a part of the Family Services department and works closely with staff, volunteers, parents and children to fulfill the mission of Warren Village. This position assists staff in providing enriching activities for children ages 7-15 during Kids’ Club programming.

Evening Programs and Family Services Assistant

This 30-hour-a-week position fulfills essential services in main three areas: Life Skills Class programming, Evening Child Care supervision, and youth programming support. This position is part of the Family Services department and works closely with staff, volunteers, parents and children to fulfill the mission of Warren Village. The work schedule is Monday-Thursday, 12:00 pm-8:00 pm. This is a 30-hour/week position.

We do not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiting agencies. Warren Village is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy or related medical conditions), national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, or other protected category. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at careers@warrenvillage.org.

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