The Bean Blog


Ensuring Change Sticks for Rissi

Rissi, 2013-14 Program Participant Meet Rissi.  With a life that was very erratic and without direction, Rissi is eager to break old habits and make a better future for herself. A Western Slope native, this 34 year-old mother of 3 boys transplanted to Denver through community corrections. Scared and in unfamiliar surroundings, Rissi struggled with the changes but knew that staying in old habits

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Celebrating Women’s Equality Day with Inner Beauty

Real Beauty “starts with being beautiful on the inside.” In celebration of Women’s Equality Day on August 26th, Women’s Bean Project has teamed up with Colorado-based, natural skin care company MyChelle Dermaceuticals.  MyChelle’s vision for changing women (and girls) lives by inspiring, encouraging and empowering them in their pursuit of personal definition of true beauty and to live their best, fits right in line with Women’s

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Ensuring Change Sticks for Vonnie

Vonnie, 2013-14 Program Participant Meet Vonnie.  Her desire to be a better role model to her daughter lead her to the Bean Project.  Since beginning work at the Bean on July 22nd, Vonnie is inspired to dream about her future, but it took a lot for this 40 year old to get here.  Just as most of the women at the Bean, Vonnie has

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Ensuring Change Sticks 5-Week Campaign

2013-14 Program Participants: Diem, Vonnie, Rissi, Troylynn, Shana, Nell, Aila, Michelle, Dada, Ivory When a woman thrives, we all gain. For 24 years, Women’s Bean Project has been helping women break the cycle of poverty and unemployment.  Through the Bean Project’s carefully honed transitional employment program, participants receive immediate income and learn job readiness skills, while being mentored and encouraged in ways that increase

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From the Bean Kitchen – Spice-Rubbed Tenderloin

Photo courtesy of Spoonful.com A few years ago, in conjunction with The Orchard Town Center, we put together a Recipe for Success Cookbook giving you a flavor for the range of dishes you can create from the products produced by Women’s Bean Project.  We collaborated with various individuals who have made an impact in our communities, to create their favorite recipes using Women’s Bean Project

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From the Bean Kitchen – Calico Baked Beans

Independence Day is just a few days away and a 4th of July BBQ celebration wouldn’t be complete without Women’s Bean Project’s yummy gourmet food, beverages and sweets. A few years ago, in conjunction with The Orchard Town Center, we put together a Recipe for Success Cookbook giving you a flavor for the range of dishes you can create from the products produced by Women’s Bean Project.  We

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A Smile Says a Thousand Words – Nancy’s Smile for Success

One of our most recent program participants, Nancy, proudly graduated today from Women’s Bean Project.  Today was not the only big accomplishment for Nancy.   She will be starting a new chapter in her life at her new job, along with a bright new smile. Before Nancy came to the Bean, finding a job was starting to get really difficult for her.  She had been out of

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Easy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Lite Slaw

Whether you’re planning a barbecue or cocktails on the patio, get party-planning advice, easy entertaining ideas, inspiring decorating tips and delicious recipes from Women’s Bean Project. The Bean has you covered with inspiration, ideas, and tips to make sure you’re prepared for hosting the perfect gatherings. What you’ll need: Women’s Bean Project’s BBQ Spice Blend 3-4 lb. Boneless pork loin (trim fat as desired) 1

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Civic Entrepreneur Hiring the Unhirable

CEO, visionary, and civic entrepreneur, Tamra Ryan TEDxMileHigh exists to spread big ideas and elevate inspired citizenship in Colorado. It is a community of thinkers and doers, ideators and creators, activists and enthusiasts. TEDxMileHigh showcases innovative Coloradans, no matter the sector, who each give the ‘talk of their life’ around the power of ideas.  This diverse group of thought leaders and innovators educate, inspire,

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My WBP Story – Heaven

My life was saved once I was sentenced to community corrections.  I am now 24 and well into my recovery after battling an 11 year addiction to meth.  I had hit rock bottom several times but that didn’t change my attitude. The streets of Denver had been my home for nearly five years and trying to maintain a job due to my addiction was

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