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MHYC serves 15 counties in the Metro Denver and the Southern Front Range regions of Colorado. The counties served include: Denver, Elbert, Gilpin, Arapahoe, Douglas, Broomfield, Adams, El Paso, Huerfano, Fremont, Custer, Teller, Pueblo, Jefferson and Las Animas. 

Yes. MHYC is an AmeriCorps grantee. Youth, over the age of 16,  who serve in the Corps are eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award upon completion of a full term of service in one of our programs. The AmeriCorps education award can be used at any accredited educational institution. 

Every job at MHYC helps the environment. We conserve our natural resources by installing high-efficiency toilets, compact fluorescent light bulbs, and programmable thermostats; construct LEED certified low-income public housing; and preserve public lands.   

There are many ways to help MHYC! Check out our Get Involved pages for more details.

MHYC was founded in 1992 to address the employment and educational needs of youth by putting them to work on projects that benefit the community. The Corps is rooted in the tradition of the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930s with a strong focus on community service and conservation.

MHYC corpsmembers are diverse local youth ages 16-24 years old.

MHYC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that is funded by diverse sources including: government grants, foundation grants, fee-for-service contracts, and individual donations. Every gift to MHYC is tax-deductible.