Giving & Citizenship

Blue Line Talent shares

Blue Line shares a percentage of our revenue annually with charitable and philanthropic organizations We are especially thankful to our clients who make this participation possible.

Blue Line is devoted to doing the right thing at our desks but also in the local and global communities.

Ron Levis, the owner of Blue Line, is a co-founder of Project KARE (Karen Alliance for Refugee Education). Project KARE improves the lives of the persecuted Karen ethnic minority group from Myanmar by providing school supplies and English language training in refugee camps in Thailand and in Karen State in Myanmar. More than 2,000 Karen refugees have been resettled in Denver by the UNHCR.

If you would like to help us buy school supplies for Karen people see details at Project KARE.org. Project KARE is an all volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit. US donations are tax-exempt.

In December 2016 Ron returned for the third time to the Mae Ra Moe (MRM) refugee camp on the Myanmar border of northwest Thailand. Ron’s friend, and ESL student in Denver, Su Baw, lived in the MRM camp for 15 years until she and her family were resettled to Colorado in 2010 as refugees from Karen State in Myanmar.

The MRM camp is home to 12,000 refugees and is one of seven camps providing safe refuge to ~100,000 members of the Karen ethnic minority group. To learn more about the Karen people and the hardship they’re escaping in Burma – see the Karen News on-line.

Thanks to our many generous donors we delivered school supplies to 4,000+ students in five high schools at MRM and in Karen State in Burma. Our collective effort filled three trucks with pens, pencils, chalk, notebooks, copy paper, laptop computers and much more!

The highlight of Ron’s trip was teaching English to students in high schools in Karen State in Myanmar. We learned that we were the very first volunteers to teach English in Day Bu Noh village. We all felt so privileged! Ron partnered with two Project KARE volunteer ESL teachers from Melbourne Australia. While English is studied daily in high school, the Karen pronunciation of many words is remarkably different. Learning American and Australian English pronunciation filled classrooms with many laughs and huge smiles!

Many thanks to Su Baw and the Karen American community in Colorado who contributed so generously to helping students at Mae Ra Moe Refugee Camp and in Day Bu Noh village in Karen State.

Special thanks to …

Su Baw and Lah K’Paw & family

Ed Levis for continued exceptional generosity

Brenda Levis of NYC Navigator

Rose Keating and her team of volunteers at Denver Tech for All

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Pictured above, Ron with all the 12th grade students at the No. 1 High School in Mae Ra Moe.

Ron Levis, owner of Blue Line, volunteers weekly as an English tutor at the Asian Pacific Development Center in Aurora, CO. If you would like to volunteer please contact APDC.org.

Asian Pacific Development Center

Joslin Diabetes Center

Mae Ra Moe Refugee Camp 

Project KARE

University of Denver

Photos below are from Ron’s trip to the Mae Ra Moe refugee camp in Mae Hong Son province on the border of Myanmar (Burma).

To see more of Ron’s MRM trip, see his videos on YouTube.

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Teacher “Eh Eh” with Ron in classroom at Mae Ra Moe

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Students and staff exploring the newly arrived laptops

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Enthusiastic Grade 12 students in No. 1 High School at MRM

To learn more about Project KARE and the Karen people, or to find out how you can contribute to their education for a brighter future, please see the following sites.

https://projectkare.org/
https://www.facebook.com/ProjectKARE.org/
https://www.facebook.com/MRMRefugees
https://twitter.com/MaeRaMoe
YouTube: http://tinyurl.com/l45rjj7

 

 

Do you know someone who might want to volunteer as an English teacher in the Mae Ra Moe Refugee Camp? See more details at the Project KARE Volunteer Q&A page

Students and teachers at MRM would enthusiastically welcome volunteer English teachers! Please contact me directly for info.

Client Testimonials

Need help hiring great talent? Check out testimonials from some of our clients!

Michael Ledoux – Associate Creative Director

I have known Ron Levis for many years. He is a trusted friend and is an extremely talented and experienced recruiting professional. He really can change one’s mindset as to how one perceives a recruiter. Relative to his work, personal interests, family & friends, Ron is passionate for all. He is also thoughtful, extremely well-mannered and conscientious about his work and commitment to his clients, and friends. I highly recommend Ron for your recruiting needs.

Dave Shaw – Principal System Engineer

As hiring manager for a diverse set of engineers at an overseas location, I face a constant challenge of maintaining staffing levels with the correct set of skills and experience mix. I’ve been very lucky in that Ron Levis has served as my Talent Acquisition partner since I started this position. Ron is the consumate professional and has always been able to find me the right mix of candidates for any skill set I may need. Ron works with me to make sure I have the right description, requirements, and required skills for each position I need. Ron’s work eithic and skills have resulted in my meeting my staffing needs and keeping my customer happy

Peggy West – Software Manager

As a SW Manager at Raytheon, I worked with Ron to recruit highly skilled software engineers for our dynamic and customer focused environment. Ron has a thorough understanding of the software industry which is crucial to recruiting highly qualified software engineers and makes the process more efficient for managers by reducing the number of less qualified candidates. He is a very thorough, fair, motivated, efficient, and success oriented recruiter. I have worked with many recruiters throughout my career but Ron by far is the best of the best. He continually exceeds expectations and is a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend Ron and welcome the opportunity to work with him in the future

Patrick Nugent – Recruiting Manager

“Ron is a truly consultative recruiting professional. He easily develops strong relationships with candidates driven by his genuine interest and regard which allow him to both understand their goals and to counsel them throughout the consideration of a new position. He works as a partner to the business and to hiring managers to understand and then design job criteria and market their requirements to candidates. Ron takes the time to understand the client’s business and environment, to identify the right match and then to reflect and convey the opportunity accurately to candidates. Ron’s genuine personal regard, professionalism and integrity are obvious to all involved parties in the recruiting process.”

Eric Bergman – Department Head, Human Resources

“We do not work with recruiters generally, but Ron is among a very small number of vendors we will work with. He listens deeply, that is something I find rare in the discipline. Ron continues to take the time to know and understand us, and he is focused on who will be successful here, and why. He truly cares about our relationship and we have built trust in our relationship that is invaluable to the success of our partnership. Ron has proved to be an outstanding recruiter, he is quick to understand the complexities and nuances of a difficult search, in which details are key and how to overcome whatever challenges are presented so that he can quickly and efficiently present a short list of high caliber very well screened candidates. Because of his demonstrated uncompromising moral make up I am comfortable referring not only other companies and candidates to him, but my peers and personal contacts as well. His follow through is complete, his presentation elegant and professionalism refined. Ron continues to cement our relationship and our trust in him as a true partner.”

Gary Mackintosh – Human Resources Manager

“Ron’s understanding of the technology allowed him to fluently converse with candidates. My trust in him rapidly grew because of his honesty and professionalism. He would present the person’s strengths, as well as their areas for development, which was refreshing—as opposed to everyone simply being ‘excellent”

Elazar Aslan – CEO Advisor, healthcare products Internet retailer

“I have worked with many recruiters in different disciplines, but I found working with you as the best experience yet. You listened deeply to the client’s needs. You were extremely responsive and acted with urgency at all times. I also believe that you were quite innovative in your recruiting process as we had stellar candidates from which to choose. If I sound very appreciative, I am, because filling this position was not only easy this time, but so painful in the past with other recruiters. We are a hard company to satisfy and you did a superb job taking care of us. You can be sure we will be reaching out to you in the future.”