We are a group of cross-sector COMMUNITY PARTNERS and COMMUNITY MEMBERS who work together to solve difficult problems that stand in the way of economic and social mobility.
We achieve this by working on innovative projects that:
- Break down silos (eliminate barriers between different organizations)=
- Remove obstacles (address challenges that prevent progress)
- Support resources and policy changes that align with effective solutions
An inclusive and prosperous region where every community member, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, age, zip code or circumstance, has the opportunity to earn an income that allows them to take care of themselves and their families, and thrive from cradle to career
Where We Work
We work in the heart of the north metro region, which includes Adams County, the City of Arvada, the City of Aurora, and the City and County of Broomfield. This region is home to over 900,000 community members, over half of whom are people of color.
Adams County, the largest share of the region, is a ‘minority majority’ community. It is also 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.
How Our Work Supports Economic Development
Complementing economic development initiatives across the region and state, we focus on advancing the economic and social mobility of the individuals and families who live and work in our community.
What do we mean by Economic and Social Mobility?
For individuals and families, economic and social mobility is the opportunity to advance within society and reach their true potential in terms of: education, employment, income, and social status.
In turn, having a skilled workforce helps us attract, retain, and grow business and industry, which supports an economically prosperous region.
We’ve done the work of identifying the overarching data points that we track over time help hold us accountable to improving this:
We monitor these, and other key data, in the Rocky Mountain Partnership Scorecard and through hubs of data, information, and resources for each of our shared goals.
Our Evidence-Based Framework
The Rocky Mountain Partnership is a member of the StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network.
We use a national, evidence-based framework to improve our societal structures (known as “systems”). This helps us provide better support to the community through policies, funding, programs, and services.
Who Brings Us Together
We are brought together by a group of skilled professionals, called the ‘Backbone Team’.
They provide us with:
- Dedicated project management
- Ensuring those most impacted by the work are engaged in projects
- Impact Assessments
- Support to raise dollars to fund projects
- Other supports needed to advance innovative projects
This team is independent from our organizations and focuses on helping us achieve shared goals.