Tim Moffet changes lives one child at a time. He’s been known to bring kids with him to work and volunteer. He coaches young people to shake hands and greet everyone with eye contact. Tim patiently explains the job duties sharing how details matter and reflect on the organization; and he takes the time to do the project until it’s just so.
Tim’s quiet demeanor and charisma make him the perfect fit for his role as School to Work Alliance Program (SWAP) Coordinator for Eagle County School District. He works with students who have mild to moderate disabilities to help them find meaningful work in our community and prepare for life beyond graduation.
“Working with this population is rich, challenging and deeply rewarding. I’m grateful for all that this chapter in my life has brought me,” he says.
It’s a critical role to ensure young people have a bright future. But until recently, Tim wasn’t sure how he would be able to continue in this position. He’s soon to become a Habitat Vail Valley homeowner — ensuring he can stay in the community, deepening his connections and relationships.
“The chance to have a Habitat home means that I can remain working in and serving the community I’ve been a part of for nearly 30 years. into students and families in the area around the valley is part of what brings us all together. This opportunity, and living where I work, means conversations at the ends of driveways and kitchen tables with students and their parents,” Tim reflects. “It means being able to attend functions, concerts, continuations, graduations and quinceañeras. Having a home here means I can continue helping young people prepare for adulthood, develop career pathways, and increase their independence to lead productive lives in our county.”
Tim positively impacts many students each year. It takes a special person to be a teacher, to explore, engage and educate. Without the Third Street partnership — Eagle County School District, Town of Eagle, Eagle County and Colorado Dept. of Housing — Tim’s life, and the lives of many of his students, would be diminished.
“Because of the partnerships that have come together to take real action to build affordable housing, I will be able to continue supporting young people in Eagle County,” he shares.
The development that is coming to life at Eagle’s Third Street will be known as Adam’s Way Road. It is the result of partnerships and part of HFHVV’s plan to build 40 homes between 2022 and 2023, including 24 in 2023.