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Our Mission

Build women's economic, social, and cultural capital because powerful women build healthy families and thriving communities.


Dear Friends,


CHIC has made it to the last quarter of yet another remarkable year. This year marks our second year of service. A year dedicated to impacting change within workforce among women, education, family and community engagement and lastly family mentorship. Our dedicated staff has done an incredible job at expanding our outreach while strengthening our programs and services.


We have once again been able to increase the value of services delivered directly in the field of serving youth through enrichment and afterschool programming by 18%, along with increasing women workforce engagement and creating awareness among women in construction.


A few program highlights include:

➢ 49 women provided with direct hire opportunities

➢ 12 women trained and placed in construction trades

➢ 32 inner city youth participation in CHIC Triple Threat Cheer camp, all in collaboration with YMCA

➢ 25 participants in CHIC 5 week Summer Youth Program

➢ Partnered with Launch at Stedman Elementary to provide a unique learning experience

➢ New partnerships with Colorado Home Building Academy, Mastership Apprentice Program, Denverwork and Local Iron Workers Union #24 to provide additional training for our workforce clients, as well as the Rhonda Fields Foundation and their opportunity center to provide workforce opportunities in Aurora CO.


CHIC is becoming stronger than ever due to our continually expanding community who come together to donate time, resources, and talent in support of our important mission. This year alone we worked with Stedman Elementary School, Wyatt Academy, East High School and participated in the African American Young Ladies Summit, We are also proud to announce the support from the Women’s Foundation of Colorado and The Office of Children’s Affair.


Our ongoing goal is to keep serving the community while increasing our service in the field of education and workforce development, all while collaborating with community partners!


Thank you for wholeheartedly being a part of the CHIC movement. We are looking forward to much more in 2019!




Sade Cooper, Executive Director


“To start something is to change everything”

Changing lives one woman at a time.

Collaborative Healing Initiative within Communities (C.H.I.C) helps families break intergenerational cycles of poverty and violence. We strengthen families and communities by strengthening women and girls. We fill a critical gap in the landscape of institutions and service providers by offering culturally-relevant, whole-family, female-focused supports that directly intervene in the systems that most frequently fail communities: education, workforce, and criminal justice.


How We Work - C.H.I.C Values and Working Commitments

Invest in women - We believe that investing in the health, wealth, and wellbeing of women
strengthens families and communities.
Support families - We believe in wrapping supports around the families of the women we
Mentor mind, body, and spirit - We believe in healthy living, health relationships, and healthy
Develop positive identity - We believe in personal and collective pride, efficacy, and power.
Cultivate capital - We believe that connections between families, institutions, and service
providers strengthens the social fabric in our communities.
Innovate - We believe that we must adapt to fill unmet needs, find unrealized opportunities, and
better serve our changing community.