About Us

Living in poverty and homelessness is not only stressful but can result in feelings of fear, hopelessness, and prioritization of daily survival over long-term planning. Warren Village’s goal is to help low-income, single-parent families make the journey from poverty to self-sufficiency.

Utilizing a nationally-acclaimed, Two-Generation (2Gen) approach, Warren Village empowers disadvantage single parents to regain self-esteem, reconnect to the community, and ultimately reclaim a productive place in the community.

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

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Our Mission

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

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Our Vision

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

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Our Core Values

accountability

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.

collaboration

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.

empowerment

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.

excellence

We strive for operational excellence.

inclusion

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.

integrity

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

Our Leadership Team

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ETHAN HEMMING

President & CEO

Ethan Hemming joined Warren Village as President and CEO in May 2016. Under his leadership, Warren Village has formalized and launched the Wellness Initiative, has transitioned to a more data driven and accountable organization, and has dramatically increased corporate partnerships, and has expanded the size and reach of the Board.

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Prior to Warren Village, Ethan had 10 years of executive leadership, the last four years as Executive Director at the Colorado Charter School Institute (CSI).  He previously held leadership positions at Denver Public Schools (DPS), which included charter school authorization, demographic planning efforts, and the district’s homeless education program. His volunteer work has included board service at SOAR 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 reading, hiking and camping with his wife Nicole and their two children.

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KELLEY GOLDBERGER

Director of Finance
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ELYSE MONTGOMERY

Director of Family Services
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MAGGIE RITTENHOUSE

Director, Learning Center
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COMING SOON

Director of Development and External Relations

Our Board of Trustees

OFFICERS

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KYLE CRAIG

CHAIR

Principal, Outlook Consulting, Inc.

Katie M. Goodwin  |  Vice-Chair
Attorney, Goodwin Advanced Legal Advising, LLC

Jennifer J. McPeek  |  Treasurer
Community Volunteer

Mary A. Wells  |  Secretary
Attorney at Law – Wells, Anderson & Race, LLC

Members

Tammy Abramovitz

Community Volunteer and Philanthropist

Joseph W. Bagan

Chief Executive Officer
QualMed Pharmacy, Inc

Paul Bunyard

VP, Corporate Responsibility and Reputation
BBVA Compass Bank

Linda Cavanagh

President and CEO
AAA Colorado, Inc.

Julie Clark

Founder
Baby Einstein Company & JoyBox Studios

Angela Coleman

Corporate Events and Meetings Manager
KPMG LLP

Annette Davis

Nurse Family Partnership Program Coordinator
Tri-Country Health Department

Julie Davis

Vice President
Bank of the West

Jeff Gilley

Associate VP
North Highland Consulting

Sandra Harvath

President, Colorado Market – IMA

Deanna Locke

Broker Associate – Madison & Company Properties

Ryan K. Renfroe

Senior Vice President – KeyBank

Laura Richards

Educator, Nonprofit Volunteer and Philanthropist

Tracey Stewart

Investment Director, Family Economic Security – Gary Community Investments & The Piton Foundation

Tim Swales

Vice President, R&D and Chief Sustainability Officer – Johns Manville

Caroline Turner

Principal – DifferenceWORKS, LLC
Former General Counsel, Coors

Mark Waddell

Retired Senior Product Manager – Qwest Communications

HONORARY TRUSTEES

Margaret Burnett

Retired – Founder

Martha Johnson

Retired – Founder

Rev. Paul J. Kottke

Metro District Superintendent
Rocky Mountain Conference of The United Methodist Church

Ila Jean Nye

Community Volunteer

Our History

Located in the 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 homelessness. 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.

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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 self-sufficiency.

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

  • Term Life and Accident Death & Disability Insurance
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability Coverage
  • 403 (b) Retirement Plan with Company Match
  • Health Care, Dental, and Vision Coverage
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical and/or Dependent Care
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Time Off
  • Discounted Childcare
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OPEN POSITIONS

Director of Development & External Relations

Our next Director of Development & External Relations will bring a skill set and knowledge base to take our philanthropic practice to the next level.

Kids’ Club Program Aide

Our next Kids’ Club Program Aide assists in organizing safe, fun, and enriching activities for children in a structured, supportive and positive environment.

Data and Research Analyst

Our next Data & Research Analyst will possess an asset-based world-view, find opportunity in every situation and seek to constantly improve our work.

Applications Coordinator

Our next Applications Coordinator will take a proactive approach to guiding future residents through the housing application process.

Preschool Teacher

Our next Preschool Teacher will be dedicated to providing a supportive and nurturing learning environment that helps foster the development of the whole child.

Infant Teacher

Our next Infant Teacher will be dedicated to providing a supportive and nurturing learning environment that helps foster the development of the whole child.

Headstart Teacher

Our next Headstart Teacher will be dedicated to providing a supportive and nurturing learning environment that helps foster the development of the whole child.

Accounting & HR Generalist

Our next Accounting & HR Generalist provides accounting and HR support with a special emphasis on our housing and advocacy programs as well as accounts receivable for our administration and development divisions

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.