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.