Colorado Succeeds applies its business expertise, influence, and capital to improve Colorado schools. Together with educators, policy leaders, and community partners, we create change, invest in what’s working, and scale success.

Impact on Learners


Learners reached in 2023

Impact on Systems


of Colorado Succeeds-supported bills signed into law since 2017

Impact on Business


Business partnerships statewide

Over the last two decades, Colorado Succeeds has championed important wins for learners across the early childhood to career continuum:

Early Childhood Education

  • Universal access to free part-time preschool
  • Kindergarten readiness assessments to identify if learners are on track


  • Access to full-day Kindergarten for all students
  • Identification and support for struggling readers through a comprehensive early literacy strategy
  • Equal funding for public charter school students
  • Transparent financial reporting from school districts

College & Career Pathways

  • Opportunities for students to earn an associate degree while still in high school
  • Removal of outdated seat time requirements allowing for greater learning outside the classroom
  • Dual/concurrent enrollment expanded to every school district
  • Incentives to school districts that support learners in earning career-relevant credentials

Postsecondary & Workforce Development

  • $90 million in federal stimulus funds to create pathways to in-demand jobs
  • Opportunity to graduate high school early and use school funding toward a postsecondary program
  • College credit awarded for meaningful work experience
  • Incentives for employers offering work-based learning experiences

Passing policy is not the finish line, but the starting block. Here’s what happens when policy meets practice.

50%+ Colorado school districts implementing policies and sharing learnings

44,000 high-demand credentials and counting earned by learners since 2017

60+ rural districts developing regional career-connected learning opportunities

25+ business organizations supported in improving their talent development strategies

Annual Impact Report

Go deeper into our results by looking through our most recent Impact Report.

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