About RMP

About RMP

The Rocky Mountain Partnership is a group of decision makers and community members who are WORKING TOGETHER to ensure that every young person across our region are meeting Cradle to Career Milestones and Outcomes that are critical for upward mobility. 

Guided by a globally recognized framework and data, we strive to create impactful, large-scale solutions. We break down silos within existing efforts, optimize regional resources, and advance impactful policies and strategies. 

Through diligent goal setting, data monitoring and accountability, we ensure significant and lasting change.


Mission

Rocky Mountain Partnership unites the community to support children and young people up to age 35 in achieving critical milestones from cradle to career.

Vision

Every child and young person, regardless of their background or circumstance, is thriving and contributing to a vibrant economy.

 

For More Information About Our Journey to be Positioned for Large-Scale Impact view the appendix


Our Values 

  • Results: We strive for outcome-level improvements for community members, ensuring our efforts make a measurable difference.
  • Community: We are better when working together and engage community members most impacted by our work.
  • Shared Vision: We are committed to a common vision with measurable goals. 
  • Accountability: We hold ourselves responsible for our actions and outcomes, using data to drive action and ensure transparency.
  • Innovation: We innovate creative solutions to complex problems.

National Alignment 

We are one of nearly 70 partnerships that are part of the National StriveTogether Network, utilizing their evidence-based framework to enhance community well-being, empower individuals from early childhood through their careers, and encourage sustainable and inclusive economic growth. 

StriveTogether has set a national goal to put 4 million more young people (up to age 35) on a path to economic mobility by 2030.

StriveTogether, utilizes a Theory of Action™ to support networks like RMP as they build the civic infrastructure necessary to transform systems. The Theory of Action provides progressive milestones that inform necessary collaboration of cross-sector leaders from systems like education, housing, health care, and more to get better results for youth and families. RMP is currently designated as a ‘Systems Change’ community. Receiving the ‘Systems Change’ designation signifies that our network has demonstrated compelling evidence and success in reshaping policies, practices, resource allocation, and power dynamics. RMP now alongside 14 other partnerships from across the nation who hold this remarkable designation.


Where We Work

We are a place-based partnership* working in the heart of the north Denver metro region, which includes Adams County, the City of Arvada, the City of Aurora, and the City and County of Broomfield.

This region is one of the fastest growing regions in Colorado, having grown its population by 19% over the past 10 years, with no sign of slowing down.

It is inclusive of both suburban and rural areas, and is home to over 900,000 community members and growing.

*A Place-based partnership is a collaborative effort addressing specific challenges or opportunities within a particular geographic area or community that works within the context of a specific location to implement initiatives, programs, or strategies aimed at improving the well-being and development of that area.


Shared Regional Target

RMP has set an ambitious target to ensure an additional 71,000 children and young people (up to age 35) who are not currently meeting Cradle to Career milestones, achieve these critical steps for upward mobility.

Toward this, our 2030 Strategic Plan will guide us through this initial ‘RESILIENCY PHASE’, which aims to get us back to the rate we were at prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are measuring our progress through the improvement of the metrics that we know indicate if someone is on a path to being economically and socially mobile.