Diverse stakeholders

working together

We are a dedicated, diverse coalition of over 200 stakeholders and organizations working together to ensure Colorado kids get the strongest start possible.

Our work lays the foundation for a stronger, healthier and more productive Colorado. We support nurturing environments for Colorado’s youngest citizens because we know their earliest experiences dramatically influence brain development, social-emotional growth, cognitive skills, and future health and success in school and life.

who is

The Raise Colorado coalition is convened by Colorado Children’s Campaign, Clayton Early Learning and a steering committee, to help expecting families, pregnant people, infants, and toddlers in Colorado thrive.

To ensure positive outcomes for all Colorado communities, we mobilize Coloradans as we advance equitable policies, programs, and practices that help expecting families, pregnant people, infants, and toddlers thrive.


Our Steering Committee helps guide the coalition on a collaborative mission to identify priority policy changes – in legislation, regulation, and implementation. Raise Colorado Steering Committee members include:

Healthy Babies Strong Families
Advocate/Parent Education Coordinator,

Family Forward Resource Center

Black Child Development Institute

Director of Community & Government Relations,
Parent Possible

Executive Director, Grand Beginnings,
Grand and Jackson Early Childhood Council

Founder & Executive Director,
Roots Family Center

Guerrilla Mamas

Program Development Director,
Black Child Development Institute ‐ Denver Chapter

Healthy Babies Strong Families Director,
Family Forward Resource Center

Executive Director,
Early Childhood Council of Larimer County

Executive Director,
Parent Possible


Manager, Policy & Advocacy,
Clayton Early Learning

Vice President of Early Childhood Initiatives,
Colorado Children’s Campaign

Advocacy Manager,
Colorado Children’s Campaign

Strategic Events Coordinator,
Colorado Children’s Campaign

Director, Policy & Advocacy,
Clayton Early Learning


Our community partners reflect the strength, wisdom, and diversity found across Colorado. Their voices represent a range of perspectives from, home visiting, childcare for infants and toddlers, screening and referrals, rural communities, communities of color, workforce, parents, advocates, state and county government representatives, business partners, private philanthropy and providers, among others.

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