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 diverse steering committee, that includes Black Child Development Institute-Denver Affiliate, Early Childhood Council of Larimer County, Families Forward Resource Center, Grand Beginnings, Guerrilla Mamas, Parent Possible, Roots Family Center, and grassroots community members 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,

Families Forward Resource Center

Community Advocate
Mancos, Colorado

Director of Community & Government Relations,
Parent Possible

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

Founder & Executive Director,
Roots Family Center

Guerrilla Mamas

Program Development Director,
Black Child Development Institute‐Denver

Healthy Babies Strong Families Director,
Families Forward Resource Center

Executive Director,
Parent Possible


Manager, Policy & Advocacy,
Clayton Early Learning

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.

Raise Colorado is proud to be a state partner of Think Babies, created by ZERO TO THREE to make the potential of every baby our national priority.

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