On June 19, 2017, Gov. John Hickenlooper and Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne announced the launch of the Colorado Evaluation and Action Lab, an innovative government-research partnership to be housed at the University of Denver. The Colorado Lab was seed funded by a $4.5 million grant from the Houston-based Laura and John Arnold Foundation (now Arnold Ventures).

From the start, the Lab embraced a culture of constant learning and adaptation to: 1) meet the unique needs of the state, 2) serve as a strategic connector to accelerate a culture of evidence-based decision-making in Colorado, and 3) remain responsive to the flow of governmental decision-making across administrations. Visit the About Us page for more detail about the essential elements that make the Colorado Lab unique.

Pictured L-R: former Gov. John Hickenlooper; former Lieutenant Governor Donna Lynne, former University of Denver Chancellor Rebecca Chopp, and Laura Barton, lead funder of the Barton Institute. 

Read the news release and view photos from the June 19, 2017 press conference and announcement event.

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