Members and Partners in Their Own Words
“When I left the Denver Public Schools Board, I looked for ways to continue advancing education. My business colleagues and education advisors repeatedly pointed me towards Colorado Succeeds. Three years later, I am proud to be a member, and I’m continually amazed by the enduring impact of our coalition on the state’s students and economy.”
“What’s impressed me most about Colorado Succeeds is their deep understanding of our workforce needs and priorities. They bring actionable solutions to the table and have delivered tangible results that have advanced our shared goals and translated our civic engagement initiatives into positive outcomes for Colorado’s students, educators, and employers.”
“Being a member of Colorado Succeeds has provided our company an avenue to voice our concerns about Colorado’s education system and engage in efforts to improve it.”
“As a business, we measure ROI and focus on continuous improvement in managing change. Colorado Succeeds advocates for that kind of discipline in our school system.”
Colorado Succeeds provides a collaborative leadership role that encourages involvement from each area and provides a voice for businesses to give input on what the workforce must look like to address employers’ 21st century needs.
Colorado Succeeds plays an important role in how we shape policies, making sure that the business community has a strong voice in how we better prepare our students for 21st-century jobs.
There are multiple opportunities for businesses to have a voice and an influence in a community. We want to be sure that we’re listening and understanding what’s going on in education specifically – and then be a bridge to others in the business sector. We think Colorado Succeeds is the right place to be for that.
“The only reason we were able to pass the Great Teachers & Leaders law [SB 10-191] was because we put together a coalition broader and deeper than any other on a single piece of education legislation – that effort was led by our partners at Colorado Succeeds.”
“By providing the most up-to-date education research and policy analyses, Colorado Succeeds is an invaluable resource for policymakers.”
The recent efforts that recognize that not every student will go to a four-year college, for instance, has helped me identify ways to reach more young professionals. To see Colorado Succeeds work with the school districts, students and employers to help students build their resumes before they even get out of high school is just amazing.
We are excited about the influence that Colorado Succeeds is having on education in the state, and we look forward to working side by side as we make Colorado not only the best place to work and live, but also the best place to get an education that truly matters.
“Colorado Succeeds provides an important connection between the business community and the work we do at the Colorado Department of Education. As a critical partner, Colorado Succeeds engages in our rulemaking process, serves on our taskforces to monitor statewide implementation of key policy reforms, and supports our efforts to secure top talent and add capacity in our offices.”