The Homegrown Talent Initiative is facilitated by Colorado Succeeds and the Colorado Education Initiative and supported by local and national philanthropy invested in improving education for Colorado learners.

HTI is rooted deeply in the context of local community assets and needs, cultivating and solidifying partnerships between often siloed organizations. Facilitated by Colorado Succeeds and Colorado Education Initiative and supported by local and national foundations, including the Daniels Fund, Walton Family Foundation, Gill Foundation, Adolph Coors Foundation, and El Pomar Foundation. HTI aims to:

  • Identify exemplary programs already occurring across Colorado and support the documentation of best practice such that others can learn from their efforts.
  • Support communities in leveraging these and other efforts to develop and strengthen access to high quality learning experiences in their schools and districts, as well as multiple pathways that lead learners to success in postsecondary education and career.


About Colorado Succeeds

Colorado Succeeds is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to ensure all kids are educated to their greatest potential and all businesses have the homegrown talent they need to thrive. Since 2006, Colorado Succeeds has connected leaders in business, education, and government to advocate for students and their futures. Through initiatives in policy, practice, and philanthropy, Colorado Succeeds supports educators who are innovating in the classroom and policymakers who are changing the system to support student success.

About the Colorado Education Initiative

Since its inception in 2007, the Colorado Education Initiative (formerly the Colorado Legacy Foundation) has played a pivotal role in advancing critical initiatives in Colorado’s public education system as a key partner to the Colorado Department of Education. Ten years later, CEI has established innovative partnerships with districts and schools that give educators a meaningful role in driving sustainable improvement in public education. CEI has a multi-faceted role serving as implementation expert, innovation thought leader, and state-wide convener and trusted partner. CEI’s work is grounded in a long-term vision that every student in Colorado is prepared and unafraid to succeed in school, work and life, and ready to take on the challenges of today, tomorrow, and beyond.

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