What We Do

Our Why

By 2020, approximately 74% of Colorado jobs will require some level of post-secondary education.*

*Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University

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The Cost of Dropouts

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Together We Succeed.

Through community leaders and vital resources (also known as a collective impact approach), we strive to ensure that every young person succeeds in the following Cradle to Career Outcomes:

RMC2C recognizes that no one agency or organization can improve child and youth outcomes. That’s why collective action is needed to magnify the impact of all community resources helping children and families in Adams and Broomfield Counties.

Our Approach-Core Business

We get results using the nationally-recognized, best practice StriveTogether model, which embraces:

RMC2C Theory Of Action:

If

  • Key Leaders share common vision
  • Baseline data on key outcomes is shared
  • Data-informed management is core
  • Action teams adopt continuous improvement
  • Resources for core operations are in place
  • Funding is aligned to evidence-based practices

Then

  • Effective practices are scaled
  • Resource and policy change occurs in support of improved outcomes
  • Youth outcomes trend in the target direction

The Work Ahead

Last year was a year of refinement and this is the year of full collective impact implementation.

  • RMC2C is working to align efforts with the State Master Plan for Advancing Education and Talent Development.
  • RMC2C adopted guiding and operating principles to ensure our focus and hard conversations around equity are beginning to take place, and using lessons learned will help drive our work and approach.
  • RMC2C has formalized a partnership with City/County of Broomfield for the over 3,500 students attending an Adams County 12 school.

RMC2C remains committed and confident in the huge vision: ALL youth cradle to career!

“ACYI [now known as RMC2C] has provided the development and continuation of collaborative relationships with other youth-serving organizations which has been invaluable, as has the annual survey data which helps guide our prevention and intervention efforts for youth and families.”Kevin West, Director of Intervention Services, District 27J

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”Nelson Mandela

Can we make a difference?

The simple answer is YES! We see progress every day. Which is why we’ll continue to magnify that progress and extend its reach to even more kids throughout Adams and Broomfield Counties.

Learn more about the elements that shape our approach:

Our Approach »

See how RMC2C plans, manages, and supports the shared vision for Cradle to Career success.

Common Vision »

We’ve identified 7 milestones along a young person’s path, from cradle to career, that will help them succeed. Learn more about our “recipe for success.”

How We Use Data »

See how the data helps us track achievement and adjust interventions to shape success for children and youth in our community.