"Ideas that Work” is our new project designed to tell the stories of Coloradans who come together to tackle problems that can’t be solved by individuals alone.
All too often, we talk about what’s wrong and we don’t hear about the efforts to generate and implement solutions. The result is that many of us think that our problems just can’t be overcome. Too many Coloradans have lost faith in our ability to shape the future. Too many have lost faith in community institutions and public structure that we’ve historically relied upon on to move us ahead. As a research and advocacy organization, we think it’s our job to tell a different story, and that’s what “Ideas that Work” is all about.
Over the next six months we want to hear from you about the programs, initiatives, projects or organic efforts that are moving Coloradans ahead economically. Tell us about the projects happening in any sector – public, nonprofit, or private – that are helping Coloradans save for a secure future, afford quality early childhood education, make a better wage or age in their community. Tell us about the results you’re seeing. Tell us if you think this is a program where we can learn lessons and take ideas to scale. Submit your ideas by clicking here.
Below are some examples of Ideas that Work: