Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper stand together to bring The Other Side Academy to Denver. DONATE NOW

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TOSA:DENVER

 
 
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FINANCING: ONE-TIME CAPITAL RAISE

 
 
  • $1.8M-$2M: start-up capital for the first two years of operation
     

  • $500K: in-kind donations (furniture, linens, clothing, toiletries, computers, vehicles, moving trucks)
     

  • $600K-$800K: property down payment (mortgage to be paid by vocational revenues)

 
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REVENUE FROM the students’ social enterprises ENABLE 100% self-sufficiency within 24 months.

 
 
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ABOUT THE OTHER SIDE ACADEMY

 

The Other Side Academy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, social enterprise modeled after the Delancey Street Foundation in San Francisco. Repeat criminals and chronic substance abusers, many of whom experience homelessness, can change their lives, free of charge, in a two-year, residential, non-clinical, work-oriented environment.

The Other Side Academy functions as a school where students learn vocational, pro-social, and life skills so they can succeed on “the other side” of addiction and criminal behavior.

Joseph Grenny, New York Times bestselling author of Crucial Conversations and Influencer, successfully implemented the first replication of this model in Salt Lake City in 2015. After just 19 months, it was financially and operationally self-sufficient through the revenues generated by the social ventures of the students in the program. 

(click to download the pdf overview)

 
 

“When they help themselves to a program like this, they help all of us. We don’t have to worry about them.

They’re lifting themselves up and becoming self sufficient. that’s the true power of the other side academy.”

~ MAYOR MICHAEL HANCOCK

 
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