How Estes Park United is Impacting the Community: Mario's Story
Living in Estes Parks means wonderful mountain views, a close-knit community and enjoying the simple side of life. Mario and his family quickly realized this when they moved.
Mario and his wife have been residents of Estes Park for 15 years now. In that time they became strong members of the community and began to grow their family. Mario and his wife worked multiple jobs but still struggled to make ends meet. However, because of the community they resided in, they knew they could get the help they need and reached out to nonprofits within the area.
Mario has been receiving tutoring from Estes Park Learning Place, founded in 1998 as an innovative skill-building center for learners of all ages so that he can earn his GED and increase his earning potential to provide for his family. He recently was able to achieve that goal and has his GED thanks to his own hard work and the help of EPLP. Additionally, Mario and his wife have also utilized the help of Parents as Teachers, a program of Estes Valley Investment in Childhood Success (EVICS). EVICS has helped their son prepare to start school.
With the assistance of these two nonprofits within the Estes Park community and funding from United Way, Mario and his family can have the life they deserve and build the future they have always wanted. Estes Park believes supporting parents and children is the ultimate key to success.
United Way of Larimer County continues to help many families just like Mario’s. With a focus on youth and education and finical stability, our organization is paving the way for people to become more independent and free from a life of poverty. United Way helps fund the programs in Estes Park that directly impact people like Mario all with the assistance of our generous community.