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At home in the Colorado Rockies for over 70 years.

 

Facilitating Collaborative Solutions to Shared Challenges of the 

Roaring Fork & Colorado River Valleys

We believe we're all better when we work together.

From Parachute to Aspen, Colorado, the Hurst Community Initiative works with elected officials, non-elected

community leaders, nonprofits, educational institutions, immigrants, businesses, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, state agencies, community organizers, and industry innovators.

We promote dialogue, increase understanding and facilitate opportunities for meaningful collaboration.

With a focus on equity and belonging, we amplify and support projects that promote:

Economic Resilience

ECONOMIC RESILIENCE

Economies are strongest when they're built on a wide variety of industries, where everyone has equal opportunity to participate and benefit equitably. 

Affordable Housing

AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Housing security starts with innovative solutions to affordability, inventory, and equity along the spectrum of housing insecurity to homelesness. 

Quality Healthcare

QUALITY HEALTHCARE

Quality healthcare includes equitable options that cover affordable primary and mental care, prescriptions, oral health, & vision — regardless of income.

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Food Security

FOOD SECURITY

Healthy, resilient communities prioritize affordability and year-round availability of safe, nutrient-rich food, with direct access to local farms.

RESOURCES ON FOOD SECURITY
Universal Preschool

UNIVERSAL PRESCHOOL

Strong economies understand that equitable and affordable access to quality early-childhood care supports our youngest learners and their families.  

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Workforce Training

WORKFORCE TRAINING

Resilient communities stay on the cutting-edge of emerging industries and provide skills-based training to maintain a competitively paid workforce.

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CLIMATE ACTION

Thriving communities encourage market innovations that promotes equitably healthy ecosystems, regional biodiversity, and environmental sustainability.

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Emerging Leaders

EMERGING LEADERS

We embrace our diversity and support opportunities for emerging leaders to equitably represent themselves and the communities they call home. 

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BROADBAND INTERNET

Rural communities that prioritize access to high-speed broadband Internet promote equitable access to local, regional and global opportunities.

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RURAL TRANSPORTATION

Prioritizing rural economies with equitable, affordable and accessible transportation connects students, families and professionals in the region. 

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Fight for the things you care about,

but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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We drive change through dialogue, leadership, and action to help solve the greatest challenges of our time.