Projects

We are currently working on the following projects.

Job Doctor

Job Doctor Vocation Team offers decades of direct experience with formerly incarcerated, veterans, displaced workers, seniors and marginalized populations by offering tailor made facilitation of job readiness and career preparation workshops then subsequent employment placement for ALL individuals, NO MATTER what background into gainful part time and full time employment opportunities across the Denver Metro Area.

The People's Pickles

We are proud of our success of LTB's flagship business. The secret family recipe. You will never taste a pickle like these! We have a flavor for everyone: sweet-sweet, sweet-hot, and hot-hot! For advanced purchases, place your order today at thepeoplespickles.com

Vocational Training and Services

Did you known that Lower The Barrier offers LOW COST Colorado Department of Transportation
Flagger Certifications?

We offer classes, train and certify individuals, groups, non-profits and for-profit organizations weekly.

Community Partners and Resources

Lower the Barrier works with the Community, Employment, and Agency partners daily. Click here to see a complete list!

Meet Our Team

Below are the people that make Lower the Barrier a reality.
Marcus Weaver

Marcus Weaver

Co-Founder

Marcus is widely considered one of the best Vocational Specialist in the Denver Metro area receiving various National, State and Local awards in recognition of his 13 years of outstanding work with marginalized populations and community engagement. Marcus loves facilitating job readiness classes for clients inside and outside jails with emphasis on interviewing skills, identifying obstacles/barriers, sets up employer meet and greets inside jails, vocational training and works with pre-release individuals on time management skills that ensure a successful and warm return to the community and reduces recidivism. Marcus is a bestselling author of the book, "Chosen to Forgive", which talks about his journey before and after the Aurora Theater Shooting where he was shot. He serves on several community boards that focus on helping others in need. Marcus is a national public speaker on social issues such as Re-Entry, Homelessness, Social and Justice reform and influential by sharing his testimony in the passing of the "Ban the Box.” His latest accomplishment is becoming a Honoree to Denver's My Brother's Keeper Initative 2019.

Frances Samuel

Frances Samuel

Co-Founder

Frances has a passion for helping individuals with justice involved background. She has over 8 years of experience in the justice system. She has worked for Denver Juvenile Probation, Division of Youth Corrections for the State of Colorado. She is a recipient of a Commendation award for her commitment to helping individuals. She is a Licensed Addiction counselor, a state Motivational interview trainer, and a state Restorative Justice trainer. She is currently works within the jail system helping men and women being released have a transition plan to be successful on their reentry to the community.

Updates

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Get in Touch

If you would like our Lower The Barrier Founders or JOB Doctor team to speak at an event or program, conduct a workshop, media request, set up a PICKLE PARTY or just learn more about Lower The Barrier contact us directly at 720-939-2811 or fill out the form with your request. Allow 72 hours for us to answer your request! Thank you for your interest.

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