Restoring the Soul Community Partnerships is a secular program of The Collaborative Community dedicated to developing Boulder County social capital by encouraging diverse faith and spiritual communities as well as civic groups, to commit to service through collaborations with service agencies.

Social capital is essential to building healthy communities. The Collaborative Community initates and facilitates projects in which diverse elements of the Boulder County community work togerther to acheive their service goals. Our programs include education on social issues and service collaboration support for congregations, civic groups, and the community at large.

Our name was inspired by a statement from Leslie Durgin, Boulder mayor 1990-1997. Reviewing the state of philanthropy in Boulder, Durgin identified the need to “restore the soul” of the community. We seek to encourage and support this work of community development through education, communication, and collaboration.

FOCUS, another program under the Collaborative Community, is an offender re-entry mentoring program proactive in its dedication to reduce recidivism and enhance community safety. It is committed to assisting the offenders enrolled in its program to first stabilize their lives on release from jail and then to help them achieve self-sufficiency. You can find more information about FOCUS on our website at www.focusreentry.org.