Community Partnerships

  • ELCS

    We work with partners who are committed to providing programs and services to support the diverse needs of our students. There are currently almost 500 community partners who serve DPS students through programs during and outside of school.

    What is a community partner?

  • Community Partner Organizations ARE:

    • Those that provide programs/services to DPS students/families/staff
    • Organizations (nonprofit, government, faith, etc.)
    • Ongoing in one school
    • In multiple schools (ongoing or one-time)
    • Providing services DPS arguably could, but does not

  • Community Partner Organizations are NOT:

    • DPS employees
    • Individual volunteers*
    • Individual contracts
    • One time in one school
    • Donors (without self-operated program/services)
    • Researchers (without program/services)

  • *If you are an individual volunteer please visit the website for Office of Volunteer Services or contact  to begin the Volunteer Onboarding Process.


    New Partner Onboarding Process

    Does your school need a community partner to support youth outside of the school day? Partner onboarding is managed by the Community Partner Manager, Eric Golden, who facilitates the process with all DPS partners. Eric can directly support your school by:

    • Visiting your school and providing custom support for enrichment programs
    • Create solutions that fit the needs of the school
    • Connect your school with the best community partner 

    The partnership process includes clear and concise agreements between the community partner and Denver Public Schools, packaged together to complete the DPS Partnership Agreement and Data Protection Addendum. The DPS Partnership Agreement and Data Protection addendum includes: district and partner responsibilities, confidentiality agreements, background check requirements, site/location schedule, and data sharing.

    Register for a New Partner Onboarding Session here.


    Social-Emotional and Academic Learning (SEAL)

    The SEAL grant supports social-emotional training for 10 schools in the district, where every person in the school goes through the SEAL training. Eric Golden is part of a team of 20 people who supports training and social-emotional consultations with school professionals. 


    Find Upcoming SEAL Training here


    Denver Afterschool Program Locator

    Quality after-school and summer programs help kids stay active, engaged and safe when they are not in school. The Denver Afterschool Program Locator provides information on programs offered to youth after-school and in the summer in the city and county of Denver.