And Community Schools
The Department of Extended Learning and Community Schools supports and strengthens DPS students, families, schools and communities by delivering and facilitating high-quality programs and services that extend beyond the traditional school experience. This work creates safe environments where students and families gain the tools, resources and social competencies they need to achieve success.
All DPS students
discover new possibilities,
connect with people and ideas,
experience enriching opportunities &
achieve – all day, every day!
The Department of Extended Learning and Community Schools oversees many of the after-school programs in the district, including Kaleidoscope Corner Licensed School-Age Child Care at 36 elementary schools, and the Neighborhood Center programs at Cole, Lake, Noel, Morey, Place, Randolph and Skinner middle schools, Techknow and Supplemental Services programs.
All of these programs provide DPS students a safe, enriching place to continue their studies, explore new skills and make friends during out-of-school time.
The department also includes Denver Public Schools Volunteer Services, which facilitates the use of over 500 volunteers to enhance learning opportunities for students throughout the district, and also handles Community Donations for the school district.
As the after-school experts within the district, the Department also administers the Lights On After-School fundraising initiative. This year, nearly 60 DPS schools received grant funds to customize their own quality after-school programming. This innovative funding partnership among Denver Public Schools, Mile High United Way, the City and County of Denver and the Denver Public Schools Foundation continues to build momentum through support from the community. To learn more, visit www.dpsfoundation.org.
The Extended Learning offices are located in Mitchell School Building, 1350 E. 33rd. The school can be found at the corner of Marion Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard, just north of downtown Denver. To visit us, come to the northern entrance off of Marion Street and ring the bell to enter.
Please feel free to contact the Extended Learning main office at 720-424-8240, or explore this website if you would like any further information.