In 2009 Dennis lost his full time job. Unable to find steady employment Dennis ended up living on the streets. He spent his days selling the Denver Voice and his…Continue reading
Bridge House Staff
Isabel McDevitt, Executive Director, has over 12 years experience working in workforce development, community affairs, and social enterprise. For over 9 years, Isabel was part of the senior leadership team for business development, government relations, and community engagement strategies at The Doe Fund, a transitional employment and housing organization serving homeless and formerly incarcerated individuals in New York City. At The Doe Fund, Isabel founded two ventures creating jobs in the fields of pest management and biodiesel conversion and ran several other social enterprises employing over 400 formerly homeless and jobless people. Since relocating to Boulder, Colorado in 2006, Isabel has advised companies including Skirt Sports, a women’s apparel company, and BoeFly, an online marketplace connecting small business borrowers with lenders, on cause marketing, online engagement and strategic growth strategies. Most recently, Isabel launched and leads the Ready to Work program for Bridge House – Boulder’s day shelter for the homeless and working poor. Isabel has served on the Board of Directors of the Women’s Wilderness Institute, is a Partner with Social Venture Partners of Boulder County, and continues to be active in community development coalitions in New York City. Isabel graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Sociology.