What We Do

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Mission

 
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The Barton Institute’s mission is to develop or enhance projects that demonstrably improve life for people in Colorado facing difficult challenges in their communities.

 
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Pillars of Our Work

Our work is mapped across 4 major pillars which uniquely position the Barton Institute in convening civic leadership, community partners and resources across sectors to find long-lasting solutions.

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Cross-Sector Strategies
The Barton Institute brings people and entities from different sectors together and connects them with resources to address major social challenges. >>>

Social Enterprise 
The Barton Institute creates interdisciplinary initiatives focused on social enterprise. Through collaborative events, trainings and fellowships, we convene students and community members from a wide range of disciplines to invest their energy and expertise in expanding the efforts of social enterprises. >>>

Evaluation
The Barton Institute brings people and entities from different sectors together and connects them with resources to address major social challenges. >>>

Community Partnerships
We foster, guide, and direct innovative cross-sector community partnerships that address complex social issues such as affordable housing, social determinants of health, and economic development. We know that top-down efforts rarely work and the most successful social programs listen carefully to and learn from the people most impacted. >>>