Hurst Community Initiative Pitkin Eagle Garfield County Colorado Aspen Institute
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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.

The Hurst Community Initiative 3-Part Mission:

Giving a Speech

Promote
Dialogue 

Networking
Three Coworkers

Increase Understanding 

Facilitate Collaboration

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

Economic Resilience

ECONOMIC VITALITY

Economies are strongest when they're diverse, responsive to the needs of the local community, and built on a wide variety of industries — where everyone has opportunity to participate, pursue upward mobility, and benefit equitably.

HCI serves as the administrator of the Colorado River Valley Economic Development Partnership, focused on strengthening regional economies, entrepreneurial ecosystems, workforce training, and job creation. 

 

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Family

HOUSING STABILITY

Housing stability starts with innovative solutions to affordability, inventory, financing, and equitable access to building generational wealth for individuals across the continuum of permanent housing to homelesness.

HCI provides administrative and community outreach support for the new West Mountain Regional Housing Coalition, focused on innovative affordable housing solutions across Pitkin, Eagle & Garfield Counties.

 

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SOCIAL EMOTIONAL RESILIENCE

Socially emotionally resilient individuals enjoy equitable access to food and housing stability, social services that support physical and mental health, vibrant natural ecosystems, educational enrichment, professional development, and community connectivity.

 

With support from the Colorado Health Foundation, HCI is the site lead for an 18-month regional Project Play Initiative focused on assessing the regional barriers for youth and young adults to participating in sports, athletics, and outdoor recreation.  

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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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Aspen Institute Colorado Roaring Fork Valley Colorado River Valley Aspen Glenwood Springs Rifle Parachute Colorado
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We drive change through dialogue, leadership, and action to help solve the greatest challenges of our time.