Find. Fund. Form. Feature.
“How we do what we do”
We seek out grassroots faith and community based organizations serving low-income youth and families. These providers are uniquely skilled to meet their community needs with a level of cultural sensitivity, understanding, and competence.
We seek funding to provide funding. As an intermediary organization we are in a position to access Federal, State, Philanthropic and Corporate funds we then re-grant to our sub-grantee partners to enhance and expand their services.
We provide technical assistance, training, and capacity building. Following the leadership principle: “give a man a fish and feed him for a day, teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime”, all our sub-grantees are empowered in all aspects of organizational development for long-term sustainability.
Giving “voice to vision” is an important theme we strive to serve our sub-grantees with by helping them tell their stories on a larger platform to expose them to their community stakeholders, as well as funders at the Federal and State level.
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition
Founded in 1999, the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition (CCJRC) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to eliminate the overuse of the criminal justice system and advance community health and safety. CCJRC has been in partnership with LCCL since 2014.
Parents on a Mission
In addition to the WAGEES partnership project, the CDOC is also implementing the LCCL’s parent leadership program, “Parents on a Mission” (POM) and has included it as part of their 2018 strategic plan.
Colorado Department of Corrections
With the start of the LCCL program, Work and Gain Education and Employment Skills (WAGEES), CDOC staff, parole officers, and WAGEES community partners were working together for the first time in a coordinated effort of this magnitude. It was critical for the CDOC to trust the community partners, and vice versa, and for all parties to be seen as collaborators working towards the same goal.