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.
All of Warren Village’s single parent families experience homelessness 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.
Our Core 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.
Our Leadership Team
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.
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.
Our Board of Trustees
Principal – Outlook Consulting, Inc.
Katie M. Goodwin | Vice-Chair
Attorney – Goodwin Advanced Legal Advising, LLC
Jennifer J. McPeek | Treasurer
Mary A. Wells | Secretary
Attorney at Law – Wells, Anderson & Race, LLC
Community Volunteer and Philanthropist
Joseph W. Bagan
Chief Executive Officer – QualMed Pharmacy, Inc
VP – Corporate Responsibility and Reputation
BBVA Compass Bank
President and CEO – AAA Colorado, Inc.
Nurse-Family Partnership Program Coordinator – Tri-Country Health Department
Vice President – Bank of the West
Associate VP – North Highland Consulting
President, Colorado Market – IMA
Broker Associate – Madison & Company Properties
President & CEO – Glo Knows Unlimited, LLC / Journalist
Karen L. Quast
Chief Operating Officer – ModernIR
Ryan K. Renfroe
Senior Vice President – KeyBank
Educator, Nonprofit Volunteer and Philanthropist
Investment Director, Family Economic Security – Gary Community Investments & The Piton Foundation
Vice President, R&D and Chief Sustainability Officer – Johns Manville
Principal – DifferenceWORKS, LLC
Former General Counsel, Coors
Retired Senior Product Manager – Qwest Communications
Retired – Founder
Retired – Founder
Rev. Paul J. Kottke
Metro District Superintendent – Rocky Mountain Conference of The United Methodist Church
Ila Jean Nye
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.
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 (Subject to space availability in the Learning Center)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.