Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Right

Latinx individuals and their families lead safe, healthy, self-determined lives

DENVER, CO   |  colorlatina.org

Mission

Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR) is a community-rooted nonprofit organization that works to enable Latinx individuals and their families to lead safe, healthy, self-determined lives.

Ruling year info

2001

President & CEO

Dusti Gurule

Main address

PO BOX 40991

DENVER, CO 80204 USA

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EIN

84-1569021

NTEE code info

Reproductive Health Care Facilities and Allied Services (E40)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Cafecitos

Cafecitos engage over 400 adults in information and skill-development sessions covering youth sexual health, mental health, bullying, health care access, and more. Facilitated over the course of 3-4 weeks at five community sites in metro Denver, each cafecito series covers several topics. We create brav(er) spaces that embrace mutual respect and encourage frank conversations and honest inquiry. A key demographic becomes informed advocates and active leaders in communities and in peer and family circles.

Population(s) Served
Caregivers
Families
Single parents

Civic Engagement is our year-round, base-building, non-partisan effort to expand the electorate in Colorado, of which Latinxs comprise 10%. We register and educate voters, including young people, Latinx individuals and families, as well as people of color, while promoting civic engagement and voter turnout. Door knocking, phone banking and a deep canvass continually expand our contact universe and relationships.

Population(s) Served

Latino/a Advocacy Day (LAD) is an annual advocacy training that draws statewide participation from over 300 Latinxs in Colorado, largely youth of color. It includes legislative briefings and meetings with lawmakers. Convened by five Latinx-serving organizations and sponsored by 12 funding partners, LAD facilitates meetings with state policy makers where participants voice concerns on 10-15 bills impacting our communities across several issues.

Population(s) Served

Colorado Latino Policy Agenda provides insight for elected officials, community leaders, media, and others into the demographic makeup and views of Latinos in Colorado on pressing political, policy, and other issues in the state. Conducted annually in partnership with the Colorado Democratic Latino Caucus, Voces de las Montañas and Protégete is informed by three research tools: (a) a statewide survey of 1,000 Latino adults conducted online and via phone; (b) responses from completed surveys with Latino community leaders; and (c) in-person listening sessions on Latino Community needs held by the Colorado Democratic Latino Caucus in rural communities.

Population(s) Served

LIPS (Latinas Increasing Political Strength) is a 10-week youth leadership program where up to 10 Latinas, ages 16-21, join a growing alumnae network of nearly 100 young leaders in Colorado. Participants develop public speaking, fundraising, advocacy, and community organizing skills. Mentors support retention and program completion. The cohort travels to Washington, D.C. to meet with legislators and advocate for issues impacting young people.

Population(s) Served

Mujeres de COLOR is our award-winning Spanish-language radio program, airing weekly through 1150AM and 96.1FM with a parallel Facebook live feed. Guests speakers join us to cover immigration and health care as well as destigmatization. Each year we reach over 40,000 views, connect with 155 callers, invite 15-20 guest speakers from partner organizations and the community at large, and bring 5-10 storytellers on the air. The program’s growing popularity averages 500 views and 5-10 listener calls per show.

Population(s) Served

Policy and Regulatory efforts support protecting and expanding reproductive freedoms, immigrant rights and economic justice by helping to pass proactive legislation, blocking harmful bills, and working with government agencies to advance administrative changes and/or implementation of approved legislation. We seek to create a policy environment that protects and fosters the autonomy, economic security, and immigrant rights of Latinx individuals and families in Colorado.

Population(s) Served

Youth of COLOR is a fellowship program engaging young people in the areas of policy, communications, and community organizing. Fellows, ages 18-25, contribute key movement leadership in helping to mobilize peers, in urban and rural spaces. They activate cohorts of 20-30 youth through storytelling, civic participation and overall youth engagement.

Population(s) Served

Two-Gen Comp Sex Ed program delivers sexuality education to youth and adults from 200 households across the state: Latinx, Spanish-speaking, immigrant, and mixed status families. Workshops provide accurate information and the skills to have frank conversations in order to promote strong reproductive health outcomes.

Population(s) Served
Adults
People of Latin American descent
Adults
People of Latin American descent
Adolescents
Immigrants
Low-income people
Adults
People of Latin American descent
Adolescents
Immigrants
Low-income people
Adults
People of Latin American descent
Adolescents
Immigrants
Low-income people
Adults
People of Latin American descent
Adolescents
Immigrants
Low-income people
Adults
People of Latin American descent
Adolescents
Immigrants
Low-income people
Adults
People of Latin American descent
Adolescents
Immigrants
Low-income people
Adults
People of Latin American descent
Adolescents
Immigrants
Low-income people
Adults
People of Latin American descent
Adolescents
Immigrants
Low-income people

Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Right

Board of directors
as of 01/21/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Angeles Ortega

Mi Casa Resource Center

Term: 2018 -

Cris Cardenas

First Universalist Church of Denver

Stephanie Felix

SEIU Local 105

Alex Sanchez

Voces de las Montañas

Alvina Vasquez

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/20/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/20/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.