Our Commitment to Addressing Inequity

Complex problems are just that: complex. They stem from complicated interactions among multiple actors, against the backdrop of history, systems, and institutions. Within these interactions, we cannot overlook the way race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, country of origin, religion, economic status – all the things that make us unique, and the “isms” they engender […]

Western Slope Wins $90k to Support Farmers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 11, 2016 Contact: Sophie Oppenheimer, Spark Policy Institute & Colorado Farm to School Task Force 720-272-2139; Sophie@sparkpolicy.com Abbie Brewer, Valley Food Partnership 970-249-0705; abbie@valleyfoodpartnership.org Western Slope Wins $90k to Support Farmers The Colorado Farm to School Task Force and CoBank join forces to support farm to school The Western Slope, headed […]

Is Google Fusion Tables Right for My Social Impact Project?

What do the Colorado Farm to School Task Force and a Denver-based Community Navigator initiative have in common? Well, beyond the fact that they’re projects looking to make a big change in the world, they’re both initiatives that rely heavily on the idea of “place”. In our last blog in this series, we explored how […]

Data Mapping as a Tool for Change

Place matters, and whether or not we explicitly or consciously use the term “place-based initiative,” it describes much of the work we are undertaking right now. In essence, a place-based initiative is an effort to address an issue in a specific geographic area; instead of trying to solve the issue for everyone, everywhere, you focus […]