Jocelyn Miller founded the Robert A. Miller Education Center (RAMERC) in 2005 with the goal of continuing her parents’ legacy—they had worked for Black health and representation decades before. With her own background in early childhood education development, Miller builds programs in Denver’s Skyland neighborhood—near City Park—that motivate families to cultivate healthy homes.
The programs, focused on mental and physical wellness, teach vital skills like parenting, communication, and healthy dietary choices, among other topics intended to raise up the community. Project H.O.M.E. (Healthier Outcomes Meaningful Environment) workshops are particularly popular, connecting participants with every aspect of the Center: one-on-one work, group discussions, physical wellness, and life skills taught in the RAMERC Community Garden on site.
“I love the way RAMERC continues to assist the community,” Miller says. “From parents struggling with the basics to parents with teens who have to learn how to communicate with their young adults.”
Coming up: Watch for movement classes, including guided stretching, Zumba, and mother-infant mobility. Project H.O.M.E. workshops will be held biweekly to teach parents mental health strategies, plus ways to connect with kids. ramerc.org
How you can help: Volunteer opportunities for community events and gatherings are available periodically, call RAMERC at 303-321-3202 for updates. Monetary donations to keep programs running are always welcome.