Good partnerships yield good policies.

Reforming complex systems so they work better for Colorado’s low-income individuals and families neither happens overnight nor in a vacuum. It takes a multi- sector team of stakeholders — such as direct service providers, other advocacy organizations, policymakers and community leaders — working tirelessly over months (and sometimes years) to make positive change happen.

That’s why we nourish and cultivate partnerships and community engagement throughout Colorado. Community-based organizations and direct service organizations can help identify laws and rules that get in the way of progress, while we lend our expertise, time and resources in helping develop policy proposals that address those barriers.

Through several coalitions, most notably the Colorado Skills2Compete Coalition, the Health Advocates Alliance (HAA), and the new Colorado Public Interest Litigation Coalition—all of which CCLP leads—we collaborate with a diverse group of partners throughout Colorado to take down the barriers that stand between Coloradans and their health, well-being and economic security.

We take an active role in the Colorado Health Foundation’s Blueprint to End Hunger coalition, The Colorado Trust’s Health Equity Advocacy cohort, Renters’ Rights Roundtable (chaired by Colorado Coalition for the Homeless), the All Families Deserve a Chance Coalition, the Colorado Social Legislation Committee, the EITC Coalition, the Colorado Senior Lobby, and the Protect Our Care Coalition.

Because there’s strength in numbers from an advocacy standpoint, we welcome anyone interested in forging pathways from poverty. We strive to be good partners, whether we are leading an advocacy effort or supporting the lead of other organizations.