Career Development


Upstream Impact is a 6-month career and community development program for adults in Denver who are ready to start a new career path, improve their financial situation, and become self-sufficient. 

We are seeking adults who:

  • Are between the ages of 18-55
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Are available to attend day time classes

If accepted to the program, here's what to expect:


For the program's first phase, you will be immersed in professional and personal development four days a week from 8:30am-3pm and will receive up to $400 per month in stipends for meeting attendance and participation standards.


This portion of the program builds the foundation for the rest of your career journey through interactive classes in customer service, conflict resolution, resume writing, interviewing, and other 21st-century job skills.

We believe that in order to move forward, you must first go back, so during this phase, you will learn to better understand yourself and the life events that shaped you. Our goal is for you to be confident in your strengths, and overcome any barriers that stand in your way. 



After successfully completing personal and professional development, we want to help you get the job training you need to begin a meaningful career! As part of the program, you will receive a full scholarship to a certification, apprenticeship, or internship in a growing professional industry, such as:

  • Accounting
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Banking
  • Carpentry
  • CDL
  • Computer Repair
  • Construction
  • Customer Service
  • Electrician
  • HVAC
  • Insurance
  • Legal Office
  • Medical Services
  • Vet Assistant
  • Water Quality Management
  • Welding, and more!


You will be supported through every step of the job search process, from application to hire.  Our career services department collaborates with community partners and local businesses to help connect you employment opportunities, with possible earnings of $15/hour or more.