CMC Work Study Program

CMC Work Study Program

About This Campaign

We are very excited to share with you a collaboration between CMC and Habitat for Humanity to help more students earn their CMC degrees.

This semester Habitat for Humanity is employing six CMC students who work from one to three days a week, scheduled around their classes. For these students, having a job while going to school at the same time is a necessity. They are working in Habitat’s ReStores to earn money to cover their school expenses (tuition, books, and transportation) and living expenses (clothes, food, etc.). In some cases, they are even helping support their families. All of these students worked this past summer and plan to work during school breaks this year as well. Several others, who worked for Habitat while studying at CMC, have graduated from CMC and are now working full-time in the Roaring Fork Valley for other local organizations/ companies.

Habitat is a strong proponent of the “hand-up, not a hand-out” philosophy of helping people. Having students work to earn their school money is a great way to embed the values of working for what they need and want, not expecting anyone else to support them. While juggling the responsibilities of both school and work while earning money, the students are also learning important workplace skills. They serve customers in the ReStores and help stage merchandise. Habitat will also provide “financial literacy” training for our student employees, teaching them about managing their finances in general.

We invite you to make a donation to our Work Study Program so that Habitat can enlist more students. While Habitat has been paying 100% to date for student work/study employees, over $75,000 over the past year, going forward, Habitat will pay the first two-thirds of the student’s wages and the funds raised from supporters like you will pay the remaining third. There are two easy ways to contribute--either to the CMC Foundation earmarked for this collaboration or directly to Habitat for Humanity Roaring Fork Valley. To get things started, Jim and Connie Calaway have generously pledged $10,000 for this year. Please join them as we strive to help more young people help themselves.

Location / Venue

  • Address:
  • 7025 Hwy 82
  • Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
  • USA
Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley

Campaign to Support Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley

Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley partners with local families who otherwise would not be able to afford a home of their own, through conventional means. We build homes in partnership with local families in need of a hand-up, not a hand-out.  The wide gap between our high resort area cost of living (especially for housing) and the actual rural community wages makes it difficult to retain teachers, and essential personnel within our area- all who hold jobs that are key to the well being of our children and community, but cannot afford to live close to where they work. 

Our local Habitat has been building homes with lower income families for almost 20 years,  but we have become increasingly aware of the acute need for housing for the middle income workers who provide vital services to our community.  This is what brought about an extraordinary collaboration with the Roaring Fork School District, Pitkin County, and the Town of Basalt to build the Basalt Vista Housing Partnership- located behind Basalt High School- which will provide 27 affordable homes.  

Habitat for Humanity is a movement of people who build more than houses. By bringing homeowners together with volunteers, donors, community leaders, foundations, and other supporters building stable families, safe neighborhoods, and caring communities. 


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  1. Tom & Emily Neel
    Tom & Emily Neel gave a $1,000 donation
    over 5 years ago · Like