Our Economic Empowerment Programs
We strengthen our hometown and multicultural communities through higher education, entrepreneurship, job creation and workforce readiness initiatives that empower people for economic success.
Coors Light Líderes
Coors Light Líderes honors the importance of leadership in the Hispanic community and works to help up-and-coming Latino leaders to go further. Since 2006, the Líderes program has supported, honored, and highlighted emerging Latino leaders through grants, sharing of leadership skills, networking events, online resources and community partnerships.
JoAnna Cintrón was selected as Coors Light 2015 Líder of the Year. With the $25,000 grant from Coors Light, JoAnna plans to implement a Latino leadership project for the Denver Film Society, a nonprofit organization that aims to develop opportunities and transform lives through film. JoAnna was among 12 outstanding Latino leaders nominated by local and national nonprofit organizations for their leadership and contributions to their communities. The Coors Light team is delighted to recognize her work and partner with her on a program that will benefit the Latino community in Denver.
For more information, please visit www.coorslightlideres.com .
MillerCoors is a founding sponsor of the ¡Adelante! U.S. Education Leadership Fund, which invests in Latino students over the age of 21 through scholarships, internship opportunities and leadership training programs. ¡Adelante! is paving the future for academic success by breaking the trend of Hispanic students dropping out of college.
Since 1993, MillerCoors has invested $5.8 million in ¡Adelante!, including $250,000 in 2015 to fund 30 scholarships and support national and regional leadership institutes in five U.S. cities. Participants attended career fairs where MillerCoors posted full-time positions, received leadership training and development, and were trained in resume and job interview skills.
See some of our scholarship winners in the Miller Lite Brewed to Be Bright Video Series.
Thurgood Marshall College Fund
MillerCoors is the founding corporate sponsor of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), an organization that supports and represents nearly 300,000 students attending its 47 member-schools that include public historically black colleges and universities and law schools. MillerCoors provides funds for four-year scholarships to undergraduate students and supports TMCF’s Teacher Quality and Retention Program.
Additionally, MillerCoors supports TMCF’s Leadership Institute, where hundreds of students come together to engage in workshops and interact with corporations, like MillerCoors, seeking top-tier candidates for employment. MillerCoors has extended its partnership with TMCF through 2018 and will invest $1.2 million over the next three years.
Coors Light Full Court Refresh
Basketball courts are an important community and cultural center for many neighborhoods. The courts are about more than just sports—they’re a place to connect with the community and create camaraderie.
For the second year in a row, Coors Light and former professional basketball player Kenny Smith encouraged basketball fans to help refresh their community basketball courts. In 2015, the program expanded to five additional cities. With the help of the National Urban League, an organization dedicated to elevating the standard of living in historically underserved urban communities, 17 community basketball courts were chosen to be refreshed in 2015.