Since 2017, the Colorado Challenge Program has worked with a diverse mix of 34 Colorado communities to consider solutions around housing, small business support, tourism development, local engagement, brownfield clean-up, financing, + more. Your donation empowers DCI to connect with communities.
"It was my first time and by participating in the Center Studio Workshop, I saw the immense amount of expertise all of the attendees brought to the table to learn and glean from. It was invaluable. I also loved being able to learn about local projects and gain lessons learned for my part of the state." - Jeff Owsley, Community Relations - San Luis Valley, Colorado Housing and Finance Authority
"We had a challenge studio at the In the Games conference and for the first time collaborated with our neighboring communities of Silverton and Ouray. You can try to do a lot over phone calls and emails, but there is nothing like working on a project in one room together. The addition of conference attendees from across the state helped to provide insight into our challenges and ways to refine our project with an outside lens. As a result, our three communities are working together to pursue grants at a state and national level for our region." -Kiki Hooten, Local First La Plata
"The DCI Challenge Studio helped our city pivot our downtown revitalization efforts with a concerted focus instead of generalities. Just what we needed." -Cynthia Nieb, La Junta Economic Development Director
"The Challenge process offers practical advice for community leaders to use for their towns. Bringing together reps from other communities and tech experts is valuable for bringing new ideas not before considered for solutions sought." -Linda Rock, Challenge Studio Coordinator, CU School of Public Affairs