Justice for Black Coloradans

The impacts of racism on Black Coloradans aren’t abstract. A proposed legislative study is a historic opportunity to provide equally tangible solutions.

Why 9th Grade Success is Vital

In 2019, Center, Colo. saw their high school graduation rates drop to the lowest in the state. Now, they’re among the highest. This is a story about a program and a partnership that got them back-on-track.

Better Beginnings Podcast

Colorado has some of the most expensive, hard-to-find childcare slots in the country. And it’s harder than ever to be a childcare provider. What if we could change that, and what might that mean for kids, families and our economy?

CO.created is a community storytelling project that honors the power of collaboration and the people who are coming together with us to reshape the arc of opportunity for Colorado kids & families

PEOPLE

Kathe Traore | Ednium

“I found my people in my mid-20s. Let’s expedite that process.”

Discover More

People

Richard Maez | Ednium

“Kids should graduate knowing how to manage their debt.”

Discover More

 organizations & Institutions

CHIC & Justice for Black Coloradans

Proposed Legislative Study Seeks to Address Codified Racism

The impacts of racism on Black Coloradans aren’t abstract. Colorado homeownership rates are twice as high for white households compared to Black households. The median wealth for a white family with kids in Colorado is $170,000 compared to $18,000 for Black families. A proposed legislative study seeks to provide equally tangible solutions.

Discover More

Podcasts

Better Beginnings

How do we transform Colorado’s early childhood system?

Organizations & Institutions

The Savings Collaborative

37% of Americans don’t have $400 in savings. One organization is making a major dent in those troubling statistics.

Short Films

The Dearfield Fund

Meet a few of the 150+ homeowners who are fueling a movement to build Black wealth.

people

Anya Dickson Arguello

30,000+ Denverites can’t access the internet. Anya is working to change that & bringing new voices to the table along the way.

Our Pick

People

TeRay Esquibel

“It wasn’t risky to say ‘Stop ignoring the brilliance in our backyard.’ The risk was staying silent.” Discover More  

Short Films

SHORT FILMS

Why 9th Grade Success is Vital

In 2019, the small town of Center, Colo. saw their high school graduation rates drop to the lowest in the state. Now, they’re among the highest. This is a story about how the town’s high school and the Center for High School Success came together, using the 9th Grade Success grant program to help their kids and community get back on-track. The 9th Grade Success grant program is now serving 1,800 students across Colorado, and the data tells us 180 more of those students will graduate as a result of this highly proven, data-driven program. There are 70,104 ninth graders in Colorado. In the 2024 legislative session, state lawmakers have the opportunity help this program reach more of those kids with a data-driven, preventative program that has consistently demonstrated a high return on investment.

Discover More

SHORT FILMS

Black Wealth Cannot Wait

Addressing racial wealth gap through homeownership

Discover More

SHORT FILMS

Wealth Through Ownership

Employee ownership for workforces of color

Discover More

Coming Soon

These stories will be appearing on the CO.created platform soon, so make sure to stay tuned and sign up for our email list to get the latest content.

PEOPLE: Nita Gonzales

SHORT FILMS: The Creation of Home | The Dearfield Fund & Williams Family

SHORT FILMS: Wealth Through Ownership | An Employee Ownership Movement

Contact Us

Want to Collaborate on a Story?

Are you currently partnering with our team at Gary Community Ventures? Have a story you’d like to co-create with us? Tell us more about it below.

Get the Latest CO.created Content

Content on our site will be updated regularly, click the link below to get alerted when the latest story goes live. Unsubscribe anytime.