Positive Impact Colorado brings faith- and community-based organizations and leaders together to create solutions to critical concerns in employability, education & training, housing and other barriers to re-entry success.
A project of the NAACP CO MT WY State Conference and Christ Temple Community Church, the vision for Positive Impact Colorado was birthed in 2005 when the NAACP helped lead the relocation of 2,300 adults and children from hurricane-torn Gulf Coast to the Pikes Peak Region of Colorado.
A decade later, faith- and community based organizations continue to unite under the Positive Impact Colorado banner, encouraging public, business, government, faith and other stakeholder engagement in re-entry and relocation efforts -- whether for a disaster like Hurricane Katrina or grave public policy concerns like recidivism and public safety.
The Work and Gain Education & Employment Skills (WAGEES) project is a new community re-entry program created by the Colorado General Assembly as part of House Bill 14-1355 and expanded through Senate Bill 15- 124. The grant program is intended…Read more
Positive Impact Colorado works to reduce recidivism and increase public safety by helping people formerly incarcerated face and conquer the barriers to successfully returning to their families, to their communities and to society. We believe that strong and authentic faith-…Read more
Positive Impact Colorado’s staff includes experienced and passionate activists & nonprofit leaders, case managers, trainers, and community mentors/Life Coaches who act as friend, encourager and community guide for program participants. Rosemary Lytle is Co-Founder & Executive Director. Ron Cousar, a…Read more
What participants are saying:
Sometimes I need to be stroked, sometimes I need to be nudged, sometimes pulled, sometimes pushed -- and even sometimes gently kicked. I get that at Positive Impact and because of it I have been employed steadily and progressively since release. I am on my way up the ladder to the roof!