JVA has been involved in Aspen Community Foundation’s Cradle to Career Initiative since the initiative’s inception. We researched and developed an issue paper about challenges and opportunities facing children and youth in the area, and facilitated early stakeholder meetings. In early 2014, JVA worked with Aspen Community Foundation to turn the work committees composed of hundreds of individuals and organizations, along with supplementary research about the area, into the Cradle to Career Action Plan.