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Cultural Brokers Resilience Program (CBRP)

Cultural Brokers Resilience Program (CBRP)

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The Cultural Brokers Resilience Program (CBRP) focuses on the professional development of cultural brokers and community organizations in Boulder County. The program’s mission is to develop a common understanding of the cultural broker’s work by supporting existing efforts in organizations and groups that focus on serving diverse communities.

It is the vision of the CBRP team to become thought partners with other organizations, elevate culturally-informed practices that broaden access to resources, and expand the representation of diverse communities through civic engagement and public participation.

CBRP offers “Cultural Brokers 101: An Introductory Training,” a 3-hour introductory class to help participants develop an understanding of cultural brokers’ work. This basic session covers topics such as historical context, definition, and scope of work of cultural brokers, among others. CBRP can also craft in-depth trainings to meet the specific needs of organizations.

The term cultural brokering was introduced within the context of health care delivery to diverse communities in the 1960’s.

Cultural Brokers are individuals who are considered bridges, connectors, or mediators between groups or people with different cultural contexts with the purpose of reducing conflict or producing change (Jezewski, 1990). A local description of this work sees cultural brokers in Boulder County as trusted community partners who bridge diverse cultures and reduce current or potential conflict by co-creating, with the communities they serve, innovative strategies for change in areas of mediation, resource sharing and navigation, mentorship, culture promotion and civic engagement for advocacy and activism. (Mosaics, 2019)​

You can download the Mosaics report to read about the work of cultural brokers in Boulder County.

Cultural broker trainings are designed for anyone interested in building an awareness and understanding of key cultural factors of the diverse communities that we serve in our respective agencies.

CBRP offers agency-specific trainings that address cultural broker recruitment, retention, and equitable compensation.

We can also provide guidance and support in the following areas:​

  • Development of a CB departmental action plan​
  • CB professional development​
  • CB recruitment​ strategies for supervisors and managers
  • CB work evaluations

In-depth trainings on cultural brokering are available upon request. To request training options, click on the “Stay Connected” tab. You can book a meeting with a member of the CBRP team.

Application for “Cultural Brokers 101: An Introductory Training Application”

A completed Application is required to attend the introductory training.

The CBRP offers cultural broker networking meetings that host cultural brokers and community partners to share resources, program updates, and other opportunities for professional development.

The meetings are hosted every two months and work in partnership with local government, non-profit organizations, and community groups. For more information about presenting in our meetings, please contact our team for availability.

The CAP Community Resource Navigator specializes in supporting other cultural brokers find resources available for diverse Boulder County residents. Our community catalog includes resources available for BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and immigrant community members.

For general resources, please visit the Boulder County Housing and Human Services Department page. Additional links to the HHS Resource Guide are below in English and Spanish:

Boulder County Housing and Human Services Resource Guide in English

Boulder County Housing and Human Services Resource Guide in Spanish

We invite you to stay connected with CBRP! Our team offers multiple opportunities to support your organization. You are welcome to book a meeting with us to request a training or consulting session for your organization, share resources at the CB meetings, and add a resource to our catalog and/or our newsletter.

Book a meeting with our team members.

Contact Us


Community Action Programs

303-441-3975
303-441-1541 (fax)


Location

Sundquist Building
3482 Broadway Street
Boulder, CO 80304
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Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F


Mailing Address

PO Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306