Teva Sienicki: CEO

DENVER, CO – Teva Sienicki has been selected as CEO of Metro Caring, Denver’s frontline hunger-prevention organization.

For 15 years, Sienicki served as President and CEO of Growing Home, which offers dual-generation programs to nurture children, strengthen families, and create community in the North Metro Denver area. In this role, Sienicki acted on her passion to build equity and close the achievement gap for low-income children. Under her leadership, she transformed Growing Home, which began as a small shelter program serving 30 families, into a comprehensive anti-poverty organization that serves over 4,600 families annually. Prior to Growing Home, Sienicki was Project Manager at Volunteers of America in Denver where she created and designed a community involvement program and conducted community organizing in Denver Housing Authority public housing developments. She has also been an English as a Second Language teacher and has worked in community affairs for Alternatives to Family Violence in Denver. Earlier in her career, Sienicki was an AmeriCorps member serving refugee and immigrant women in Tacoma, Washington.

Sienicki received a B.A. from University of Puget Sound. She co-chairs Adams County Homeless to Home, serves as the governing board secretary of Early Childhood Partnerships of Adams County (ECPAC), and participates in the Adams County Youth Initiative (ACYI) steering committee.

Sienicki will begin her duties at Metro Caring on August 15, 2017.

Metro Caring meets people’s immediate need for nutritious food while also sustainably addressing the root causes of hunger and poverty. Using a multifaceted approach, Metro Caring is innovative in how it solves problems related to hunger, with programming offered in Healthy Foods Access, Nutrition Education, and Self-Sufficiency.