About Us

About Us

Our Mission

For low-income single mothers to discover self-sufficiency through career training and placement.

35 Years of impact: changing Poverty in Wyoming

In 1986, Dr. Ray Fleming Dinneen was finishing her doctoral degree in psychology. She started Climb Wyoming that year as a summer program for teen moms in Cheyenne. Today, that vision has expanded to six sites and has reached every county in Wyoming. As Climb has spread across the state and received national recognition for its very strong outcomes, the number of impacted families has grown exponentially…and poverty now looks different in Wyoming.

35 Years by the Numbers

$117 million

saved by the State of Wyoming from decreased dependence on public assistance programs among graduates*


hours of on-the-job training through work experiences


children impacted – equivalent to Wyoming’s sixth largest city

44 million

hours of work contributed to Wyoming’s economy by Climb graduates


graduates reporting reduced levels of anxiety

the climb program

The Climb program has evolved for 35 years into one of the nation’s most successful models for moving families out of poverty.

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Careers at Climb

Working at Climb allows you to take your career to the next level while making a difference in the lives of families in poverty.

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Leadership & Board

Meet the Climb Leadership Team and Board of Directors.

Our Team

Digital Progress Report

Stories from graduates, a welcome message from Climb's new CEO, and interactive maps and graphics.

Launch Digital Report

* Source: Wyoming Department of Family Services, Wyoming Department of Health-Medicaid, Wyoming LIHEAP FY2017 State Profile, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development