Colorado Voices - Gates Family Foundation

Colorado Voices

COLORADO VOICES is a video series produced by the Gates Family Foundation, to amplify the voices and ideas of individuals who are advancing educational equity, vibrant and sustainable communities, and stewardship of our state’s extraordinary natural resources.

Hear from some of Colorado’s most inspiring leaders, as they share their unique insights on the challenges and opportunities we face as a state.

Colorado Voices: Honoring Ute History and Culture (Ernest House)

Colorado Voices: Honoring Ute History and Culture (Ernest House)

"History started before 1876, and it's important that we talk about the importance of Indigenous cultures to the area."

Colorado Voices: Ute Mountain Ute School Advances a Long-Held Dream (Ernest House Jr.)

Colorado Voices: Ute Mountain Ute School Advances a Long-Held Dream (Ernest House Jr.)

The Tribe's new school, Kwiyagat Community Academy, is scheduled to open in Fall 2021. Ernest House Jr. shares more on the vision and ...

COVID-19 altered school. Here’s what 10 Colorado students say adults should know as the fall semester approaches

COVID-19 altered school. Here’s what 10 Colorado students say adults should know as the fall semester approaches

Read or watch the full video, as high school students from across Colorado share their perspectives.

Colorado Voices: Building More Livable Communities (Clark Anderson, Community Builders)

Colorado Voices: Building More Livable Communities (Clark Anderson, Community Builders)

"It's hard to be of this place and not see its potential."

Colorado Voices: Building Equitable Cities Through Smart Development (Jeff Su, Mile High Connects)

Colorado Voices: Building Equitable Cities Through Smart Development (Jeff Su, Mile High Connects)

"Disparate growth, transportation problems, gentrification, displacement -- these are vital problems to solve."

Colorado Voices: Parks are Building Blocks for Community

Colorado Voices: Parks are Building Blocks for Community

"The park is the end result -- but it's really the process of creating the park that is the most powerful thing."

Colorado Voices: Building the Next Generation of School Leaders

Colorado Voices: Building the Next Generation of School Leaders

"It is a myth to believe that there are not people of color -- or women -- who want to open a school."