Defy Colorado Hosts First-Ever Denver Demo Day

Defy Colorado Hosts First-Ever Denver Demo Day

Confronting one of the biggest barriers to effective reintegration back into society, formerly incarcerated individuals will pitch their business ideas to a sold-out audience at the Crawford Hill Mansion later this evening. The pitch competition is being organized by...

Offering a Plan B on the Halfway Houses Controversy

Offering a Plan B on the Halfway Houses Controversy

Earlier this month, the Denver City Council made a highly unexpected decision to end contracts with CoreCivic and GEO Group. These companies also run several Colorado-based community correction facilities, sometimes called halfway houses, that help formerly...

Defy Colorado Fights Recidivism with Business Skills

Defy Colorado Fights Recidivism with Business Skills

Defy Colorado, an independent nonprofit helping people with criminal histories create legal business ventures, is now in three Colorado prisons and is on track to graduate nearly 200 "Entrepreneurs-in-Training" by the end of 2019. At its first Boulder Demo...

Governor Hickenlooper Declares Defy Colorado Day

Governor Hickenlooper Declares Defy Colorado Day

In recognition of Defy Colorado's one year anniversary and the graduation of its first cohort at Arkansas Valley Correctional Facility, Governor John Hickenlooper proclaims "Defy Colorado Day" on December 27, 2018.