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2017 Opportunity Handbook

In an effort to inform effort to expand opportunity in Colorado, we have compiled a report focusing on some of the important levers to economic mobility.

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A Bridge to Opportunity

A first-generation American, who lived as a child in Denver’s Westwood public housing projects, Randy Ho could have taken two very different roads.

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Insurance & Middle Class Health Squeeze

The squeeze demands real policy solutions.

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Examples of Ideas That Work

Ideas that Work allows us to tell the stories of Coloradans who come together to tackle problems that can’t be solved by individuals alone.

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Helping Colorado Adults Succeed

After being the last state in the nation to dedicate state funds to adult education, Colorado now is boosting adult literacy and education.