Triad Bright Futures: Our Team & Partners
Triad Bright Futures serves as the local coordinating organization (LCO) for Jefferson, Gilpin and Clear Creek counties. Our mission is to convene stakeholders and align strategies and resources across sectors to implement the Bright Futures Roadmap and Universal Preschool Colorado (UPK) in our region. Triad Bright Futures is fiscally sponsored by Colorado Statewide Parent Coalition.
- Jennifer Anton (center) is Executive Director with primary responsibilities to implement the Bright Futures Roadmap and meet requirements of the LCO.
- Marnie Copeland, Coordinator for Mountain Communities (left) coordinates Bright Futures and UPK efforts in Clear Creek, Gilpin and Western Jeffco mountain communities.
- Cecy Carballo, Navigator (right), supports UPK administration and Bright Futures Roadmap efforts in Jeffco.
The Community Advisory Group (CAG) is a diverse group of early childhood partners, community members and community leaders that oversees implementation of the Bright Futures Roadmap and UPK. The Executive Committee is the governing body of the Triad Bright Futures project, providing strategic leadership, oversight, advice and recommendations to the Triad Bright Futures Executive Director.
History & Project Background
In 2019 a strong public-private partnership of Jefferson County community leaders launched the Bright Futures Roadmap, a county-wide vision of improved outcomes for Jefferson County families with children prenatal to age eight. In 2022, these partners re-committed to the Bright Futures Roadmap and committed to host the LCO for Jefferson, Gilpin and Clear Creek counties.
The work of Triad Bright Futures builds on the legacy of the LAUNCH Together project, which established a shared understanding of early childhood social-emotional health and development and developed a collaborative infrastructure that continues to support the progress of the Bright Futures Roadmap and the work of the LCO today.
The work of Triad Bright Futures is generously supported with funding from the Colorado Gives Foundation, Colorado Department of Early Childhood, and Gary Community Ventures.