Once approved, you will be assigned a coordinator who will be available to help and walk with you through the assignments and the completion of your hours. To apply call Minister Angel Barrientos at 720-300-9054 or email us at 
Our vision is to help young people who need a second chance opportunity as they choose to do what it takes to overcome addiction and the challenging circumstances that are a consequence of poor life choices. Our mission is to work to help provide such an opportunity. Accordingly, we are looking for serious people who understand or are willing to learn and embrace the value of a personal sense of dignity that comes from commitment, work, and investment and who are ready and willing to put in the work. It’s up to them ... we don't buy fried ice cream and there is no revolving door. 
This is a faith based program that unfolds on a foundation of faith, commitment, work, and the opportunity for a voluntary relationship choice with Jesus Christ
The "Guidance For Living" Life skills empowerment curriculum
The Youth Mural Arts Exhibit Dynamics
It is best suited for outdoor park and event environments, however, is just as at home in schools and churches. The exhibit is a mobile and accessible unit that uses 4' x 8' panels set in custom base frames or "Shoes"that safely offer a hard surface painting art canvass.
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Alternative 360° community service training began December 2018 with two students currently completing assignments towards completion of community service hours. 
360° Ministry and Community Service projects began December '18. with Anthony J. Damian and the Brave American Hero team. During 2017, their time, effort, and investment in the Pinto Project Brave American Hero Youth Mural Art Exhibit has created a valuable community resource for children as a source of fun activity, productive encouragement, art therapy, and an opportunity for prevention ministry. Anthony will participate in the 360° Ministry and Community Service program to further develop the exhibit as a children's resource for community and ministry events and work with our team in a ministry introduction internship role.  Requests to schedule the exhibit may be directed to the team at 720-300-9054 or email at 
Our target demographic are young adults - ages 18 to 25 years of age for in residence campus programming. Off campus programming for younger students is under consideration and will be decided on a case by case basis. Regardless of age, students must be willing and commit to put in the work required to make the most of the opportunity, complete the program, and work to remain drug and addiction free. These are people that we encounter daily. They are part of the same humanity and opiate issue that exists in communities across the country or right across the street. 
Community Service Alternative 360° 
We are a faith based organization and Alternative 360° is a program. 
We offer and provide assistance to young people that are court mandated to fulfill alcohol and drug case related community service requirements. Referrals and requests engage as client students. Once accepted, service hours are satisfied through research training assignments, volunteer work, and volunteer church attendance.
Overview
Accordingly, the Pinto Project is like a 2-sided coin with two elements and functions ...
The business and work training is the provisional half of the Pinto Project purpose while the practical and spiritual life skills teaching represents the program's educational component. This is a 360° practical and ministry approach to outreach, restoration, and a personal growth opportunity for students and participants in the program.
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At the heart of this, for most of these young people, was the absence of parental presence and guidance, positive role models, poverty, a poverty mentality and spirit, drugs and drug addiction, and the lie of a street code. All this contributing to just a lot of bad choices by young people who grew old, died, or were killed before their time and who found the cycle hard to break away from when they wised up and then hard to move forward from once they did. Pat Vigil saw this and was a part of it as well. Though battling with his own demons, Pat managed to become educated and became a community activist of sorts. He saw the cycle and did something about it. Among the things he did was to organize and make a go of the effort called the Pinto Program. This is part of Pat Vigil's legacy. 
The Pinto Project Advisory Board consists of Christian Outreach Pastors, Ministers and community and business leaders from Colorado as well as California. Currently they include Senior Pastor Antonio Menjivar - Love International Outreach Fellowship, San Francisco, Senior Pastor George Kayajanian - Senior Pastor Promise Ministries, Fresno, CA, New Beginnings Ministry Denver Senior Pastor Dave Romero who is also the Pinto Project Partner in the Pinto Project New Beginnings Youth Recovery Home, Senior Pastor Michael Mestas - New Hope In Christ Church, Denver, CO, and Dr. Robert Ornelas, SOG Minsitries & Elite TV, Anaheim, California.
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Now move forward approximately thirty-eight (38) years to 2009 ...
Now move forward nine (9) years to 2018 ... 
Thank you for your interest in the Pinto Project. We are a faith based Colorado non-profit corporation under organization.
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In 2009, at a meeting with Pat Vigil and Denver Latino community leader and education advocate Pierre Jimenez (who had recently become a committed Christian and who had also experienced and worked his way out of the cycle) we began a dialogue aimed at planning and beginning the work to resurrect and restructure the 70's Pinto Program as a Christian outreach and jobs program. At that meeting I asked Pat these questions ...
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The Pinto Project is a Colorado Limited Liability Nonprofit Corporation under 501c3 organization. We are organizing and operating under the spiritual covering od La Familia Ministry Denver and Love International Fellowship outreach San Feancisco, and under the 501c3 non profit legal covering of Promise Ministries and the Rev. Robert A Paul Christian Academy and Scholarship Foundation and CEDF Construction Academy of Fresno, CA. and La Familia Ministry Denver. For any questions, please feel free to contact us. 
Old Max Characters were heroes and role models to the street mindset and mentality of gangs and many impressionable youth in Denver's housing project subculture - the Quigg Newton projects, Curtis Park, Lincoln Park, Las Casitas, Westwood, and Sun Valley projects. This was, and still is today in many ways, a continuing generational cycle for many in those areas; some still running a 20-year old 50% Latino high school drop out rate.
"I would put God in it. We didn't have a focus on faith. That's why we're here." 
These are people who are seeking a 2nd chance opportunity as they rebound from challenging circumstances as a consequence of poor choices in their journey. We are looking for serious people in need of opportunity towards the ability to establish the personal sense of dignity that comes from commitment, work, and investment and who are ready and willing to put in the work   
The Pinto Project is being established as a life skills and job training program being organized to help financially challenged single parents, ex-offenders, and "at risk" members of Denver area communities with a focus on youth under addiction. 
These are also people who we encounter or may know and are part of the humanity that makeup communities across the United States. The Pinto Project vision is to work to help provide such an 
opportunity. We are part of the "Christian Outreach Community", however, we seek to operate beyond religion and strive to remain Christ grounded and centered according to the life and ministry of Christ. We are proactive in both a spiritual and practical sense in reaching out and helping serious people. Whatever your reason for visiting this site, if you believe in people and their potential to overcome failure and move beyond challenge, please keep this effort in prayer. God bless and thanks for visiting.
The Pinto Project team includes leadership and team structure that match the needs for the Pinto Project as a 2-sided coin consisting of a provisional business and jobs component and the life skills teaching ministry component; one practical and provisional and the other life changing growth and healing. The team is a combination of staff and that cover program and community needs as well as volunteers that work and run our fundraising events. We seriously believe in organization built around the team and family concept. 
Our staff and event volunteers are family.
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The Pinto Project is a community jobs and life skills training program with oversight affiliation and leadership comprised of a regional group of faith based and non-faith based organizations members of the Denver community. It is being organized under the 501c3 ministry covering of Promise Ministries and the Robert A Paul Christian Academy and Scholarship Foundation, Fresno, CA. The Pinto Project participant consideration focuses on single parents under financial challenge, qualified homeless veterans, and qualified "at risk" members in the Denver and Colorado Front Range communities. 
Our purpose is to fulfill our role as a spiritual and provisional community resource. Our mission is to help and to provide a decent second chance opportunity to at risk and undeserved members of the community by using education and guidance through life skills training and personal spiritual development coupled with job training and work opportunities. The effort is currently focused on establishing the Project 360° Youth Recovery Home to help young people break and grow from the bondage of drug addiction.
The youth recovery home is scheduled to startup Phase I beginning in June '18 
Outreach & Timeline
Support program for young people and students that are engaged in community efforts and projects whose community value aligns with the spirit and benefits of "ministry" to the community such as the Brave American Hero Youth Mural Art Exhibit.
360° Ministry and Community Service Project 
Recovery home placement and training referrals will begin being accepted January 1, 2018 with registrations on April 1, 2018. June programming date will be announced. For immediate help call 720-300-9054   For info email us at
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and the Brave American Hero clothing line crew teamed up with La Familia and the RMPA to reinvent the Youth Mural Art Exhibit for the festival goers at the Highlands Music Festival in Denver.
Anthony and the Brave American Hero crew did such an awesome job in engaging and blessing the young people that participated, the exhibit took on new significance and value as a family, community, and ministry vehicle for reaching and ministering to children. It became a community resource.
La Familia Ministry Denver has been featuring an exhibit called the Graffiti Art Exhibit at events from Colorado to California since 2003. The exhibit was later expanded and renamed the Youth Mural Art Exhibit. In September of 2017, Anthony Damian
Our thanks goes to the Youth Mural Art Exhibit sponsor and operator Anthony and Brave American Hero clothing line AKA "BAH." With that La Familia and "BAH" will take the exhibit to the community resource level in terms of exhibit availability. The exhibit is now framed in the Pinto Project youth outreach and focus and has been structured so that we can address requests to include the exhibit in community efforts such as family outreach events, schools, and ministry outreach outdoor events in 2018.
The exhibit can be used in many constructive ways and with sponsorship from Colorado corporations, businesses, and members of the Denver community we hope to reach a flexibility level of being able to underwrite the associated materials and staff expenses and offer the exhibit for various community purposes free of charge or at a minimum honorarium. We invite you to review the sponsor information and consider being an ongoing support sponsor or an event sponsor for the Youth Mural Arts Exhibit. 
To view and download the mural art sponsor packet, click on the image above. Donation and/or sponsorship payment tools are provided for sponsors and supporters. Thank you.
Requests to schedule the exhibit may be directed to the team at 
Exhibit specific features and attractions include: 
An all day mural art painting exercise where youth can work with the team painting themed art under the guidance of professional or experienced artists. The team can include experienced youth at risk counselors to work alongside at risk youth by assignment in order to interact and use opportunities to encourage and lift up at risk kids. A face painting feature can be added to the exhibit to enhance the youth and kids experience. For events, the exhibit work can focus on the creation of an event theme mural banner for an event.
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"And the King will answer them, 
"I can guarantee this truth: Whatever you did for one of my brothers or sisters, 
no matter how unimportant [they seemed], you did for me."
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Immediate help or community service 720-300-9054 
Immediate help or community service 720-300-9054 
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For donations or payments to the Pinto Project, please select the appropriate payment or donation tool below. Thank you for your heart and consideration.
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"Looking back at the Pinto Program (of the 70's), if you were to change anything, what would it be? And what was missing that you would change if you could go back and do it again? Pat's answer was immediate and without hesitation,
Pierre Jimenez has since gone home to the Lord. At his funeral, Pierre instructed that a video that he had made on his death bed be played at the service. The video was his last testimonial of faith declaring Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior... he dedicated the video to his family and friends. Pat Vigil just turned 82-years old and is retired. This message is to them ... It's done and the Lord is in the lead ... He's driving the car.
The Pinto Project has it's roots in a mid 1970's jobs program for Colorado ex-offenders called the "Pinto Program." This was an ex-offender reentry and job training program that saw an approximate 80% success rate and was started by visionary Patrick "Pat" Vigil. 
I was already on the streets at age 12 and in and out of juvenile detention and corrections. It was in lockup that I heard about Pat and had already met many of the "Characters" that went through the Pinto Program through my father and uncle. While guests of the state, both had been involved in an organization that was active during that time at the Colorado State Penitentiary "Old Max" in Canon City by a group (including Pat) from CU Boulder. The organization was the L.A.D.S. or the Latin American Development Society. 
Project "360° Diversion & Prevention" 
It seemed that too many youth of that day accepted that they were destined go to prison to make their bones in a journey that started at "Jive Hall" (Now known as the Judge Phillip B. Gilliam Youth Center and named for a good man who I came to know and respect) and progressing to the youth facility known as "Golden" and on to the "Buena Vista" state reformatory on their way to the Colorado State Penitentiary at Canon City. 
On the other side of the coin is adult empowerment training for at risk students through curriculum based practical and faith based life skills training and diversion programming.
On one side of the coin is our provisional purpose and mission. Our missions is to work with local businesses, construction companies, window service companies, real estate agencies, and mortgage companies to develop job training and work opportunities for qualified program participants. Those that are accepted into the program understand and agree that they are accepted and participate as "clients" and "students."
Pinto Project curriculum includes:
"The New Eve 2018" is a women's teaching ministry that incorporates a number of topics that are important to sharing a healthy and factual portrayal of a woman's identity from both a historical and spiritual perspective. 
Guidance for Living is a paced curriculum based guidance and teaching module. It offers practical direction to establishing positive living practices. It is comprised of basic life skills subject coverage and at risk issue management and coping skills.
Project 360° 27:17 is men's teaching ministry effort that incorporates a restructured version of Men's Fraternity's Quest for Authentic Manhood. It is most appropriate for men who are seeking to reground and overcome defeat in their lives.
Additional goals for job program building include work towards establishing a Pinto Project service company to provide residential and commercial property upgrades in the area of mini blind sales and installation and window upgrades. Other job training and placement areas that are being developed include apprenticeship opportunities in craft work skills training and service qualification as well as in the area of real estate and mortgage sales and processing. Accordingly, by design, the Champions Jobs Training program incorporates the incentives of learning a marketable skill set with the goal of working with community partners to secure full time quality job opportunities.
The teaching is designed to introduce men to a bold and balanced concept of manhood and serves to guide men through an introspective journey that enables them to take a real look at the forces that are shaping and directing - or misshaping and misdirecting - their lives and the quality of their personal manhood. During the journey men will learn the biblical definition of manhood while fostering spiritual, emotional, and personal growth. 
"Project 360° 27:17" Men's personal growth and healing ministry
Project 360° "The New Eve 2018" Women's personal growth and healing ministry
Project 360° "Diversion and Prevention" Community service and prevention training
Project 360° Diversion and Prevention offers programming options to young people needing to satisfy court mandated community service hours. Program referrals are on a volunteer enrollment basis. For detailed information click on the image
The Project 360° Youth Recovery Home is a community outreach initiative whose purpose is to help young people who have made a choice and serious commitment to overcome addiction to opiate based pharmaceuticals, heroin, and methamphetamine and who are willing to put in the work to move beyond drug use and drug subculture influences and entanglements. Project 360° will work to meet and help them through programming that includes practical life skills training, faith and personal spiritual development, and  job opportunity. This is a serious program for serious people.
The "The Home" is being structured as a six month bi-level in-residence recovery home ministry program. It is being made possible through a regional coalition partnership with the Denver primary figures being the Pinto Project and New Beginnings Ministry Denver Church. We are members of the Christian Outreach Community.
Structure 
The Project 360° Youth Recovery Home employs two back-to-back 90-day programs. The first is Level I Orientation and Preparation. The second is the Level II Work and Community Service. Level I programming entails "In-Residence" placement based on bed availability. Training tools include curriculum based teaching sessions using the Pinto Project training modules (listed below), an sponsor support partner assignment, physical fitness training, regular church attendance, and community volunteer work assignments.
The "Guidance For Living" Life skills empowerment curriculum
"The New Eve 2018" is a women's teaching ministry that incorporates a number of topics that are important to sharing a healthy and factual portrayal of a woman's identity from both a historical and spiritual perspective. 
Guidance for Living is a paced curriculum based guidance and teaching module. It offers practical direction to establishing positive living practices. It is comprised of basic life skills subject coverage and at risk issue management and coping skills.
Project 360° 27:17 is men's teaching ministry effort that incorporates a restructured version of Men's Fraternity's Quest for Authentic Manhood. It is most appropriate for men who are seeking to reground and overcome defeat in their lives.
"Project 360° 27:17" Men's personal growth and healing ministry
Project 360° "The New Eve 2018" Women's personal growth and healing ministry
Project 360° "Diversion and Prevention" Community service and prevention training
Project 360° Diversion and Prevention offers programming options to young people needing to satisfy court mandated community service hours. Program referrals are on a volunteer enrollment basis. For detailed information click on the image
The Tool Box
The teaching is framed around a restructured version of an older women's series once offered in the Men's Fraternity's New Eve teaching series. The New Eve 2018 series has 10 sessions that include presentations from women Pastors, community and business leaders. It serves to define potential, encourage, and empower women while spiritually imparting a healthy perspective of the woman according to powerful truths in scripture.
The teaching is designed to introduce men to a bold and balanced concept of manhood and serves to guide men through an introspective journey that enables them to take a real look at the forces that are shaping and directing - or misshaping and misdirecting - their lives and the quality of their personal manhood. During the journey men will learn a biblical definition of manhood while fostering spiritual, emotional, and personal growth. 
The teaching is framed around a restructured version of an older women's series once offered in the Men's Fraternity's New Eve teaching series. The New Eve 2018 series has 10 sessions that include presentations from women Pastors, community and business leaders. It serves to define potential, encourage, and empower women while spiritually imparting a healthy perspective of the woman according to powerful truths in scripture.
Project 360° Program training referrals will begin being accepted January 1, 2018 Registration begins April 1, 2018. June programming date will be announced. For immediate help call 720-300-9054   For info email us at
For referrals and others considering completing court mandated community service hours through Alternative 360°, please take note of the type of assignments available (listed above.) If you are approved, there is a $60 program fee and you do so by agreement and assume the role of client student due to the combination of training, church attendance, and volunteer work that is involved in our program. 
Level II programming can include either continued "In-Residence" placement for students that have successfully completed the Level I program or "Off Site" residence while completing the Level II program. Training includes wrap up curriculum training, Meet-N-Greets with community employers & leaders, job training and work placement, home Bible Study, continued individual sponsor support partner assignment, physical fitness training, regular church attendance, and community volunteer work.