Since its inception in 2007, CEI (formerly the Colorado Legacy Foundation) has played a pivotal role in advancing critical initiatives in Colorado’s public education system as a key partner to the Colorado Department of Education.

Early on, CEI had an important influence in bringing focus to educator effectiveness and creating awareness about the critical link between student health and academic achievement.

Ten years later, CEI has established innovative partnerships with districts and schools that give educators a meaningful role in driving sustainable improvement in public education. CEI has a multi-faceted role serving as implementation expert, innovation thought leader, and state-wide convener and trusted partner.

CEI’s work is grounded in a long-term vision that every student in Colorado is prepared and unafraid to succeed in school, work and life, and ready to take on the challenges of today, tomorrow, and beyond.

Colorado Career Conversations Training Project

Free, high-quality, professional development for individuals in Colorado who are positioned to have career conversations with students or others who are navigating career decisions.

Consulting Services and Supports

The Colorado Education Initiative is a team of educators and system leaders with first-hand experience guiding schools, teachers, and leaders towards cultivating change.