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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 disadvantaged 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.

mission

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

Ethan Hemming

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, 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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KAREN D. DOYLE

Human Resources Manager
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JHON F. LONDOÑO, PH.D.

Vice President of Development
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ELYSE MONTGOMERY

Director of Family Services
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MAGGIE RITTENHOUSE

Director, Learning Center

Our Board of Trustees

OFFICERS

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KATIE M. GOODWIN

CHAIR

Attorney Goodwin Advanced Legal Advising, LLC

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KYLE CRAIG

VICE CHAIR

Principal – Outlook Consulting, Inc.

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KAREN L. QUAST

TREASURER

Chief Operating Officer – ModernIR

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SHALYN KETTERING

SECRETARY

Attorney – Davis Graham & Stubbs

Members

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JOSEPH W. BAGAN
Chief Executive Officer – STAQ Pharma
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CRAIG BROWN
Investment Professional
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MARSHA BROWN
Program Administrator – City and County of Denver, Department of Human Services
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MICHAEL BURNELL
Senior Vice President – Wells Fargo Bank
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JULIE DAVIS
Vice President – Bank of the West
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JEFF GILLEY
Associate VP – North Highland Consulting
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SANDRA HARVATH
President, Colorado Market – IMA
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KEVIN HOBBS
Vice President, Membership, Marketing, Travel & Communications – AAA Colorado
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SARAH JACKSON
CPA and Managing Director – CBIZ Seff
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TASHA L. JONES
Chief Marketing Officer – Mile High United Way
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DEANNA LOCKE
Broker Associate – Mile Hi Modern
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NICOLE MARQUEZ
VP, Community Relations Officer, Colorado & New Mexico – BBVA
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GLORIA NEAL
Director of Public Affairs – Mayor’s Office
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JESSICA PERRILL
First Assistant Attorney General – Colorado Attorney General’s Office
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LAURA RICHARDS
Educator and Nonprofit Volunteer
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JOEL ROSENSTEIN
Principal – Bridge Jumper LLC
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TIM SWALES
Vice President, R&D and Chief Sustainability Officer – Johns Manville
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LOU TREBINO
Principal – KPMG LLC
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MIKE WALTERS
Regional Retail Bank Leader – Key Bank

HONORARY TRUSTEES

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 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 Child Care (Subject to space availability in the Learning Center)
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OPEN POSITIONS

Director of Finance

This is a great opportunity for a committed financial professional to apply their skills, invest their energy, and help our organization grow to the next level.

Maintenance Technician

This position will help maintain, repair and upgrade the grounds, buildings, apartments, and equipment of the property.

Kids' Club Program Aide

This position will help with supervision of children in our Kids’ Club which provides school-age children (ages 7-18) residing at Warren Village with academic support and recreational, cultural, and socio-emotional activities after school and during the summer.

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.

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.