The agency of Human Rights & Community Partnerships is the umbrella agency for eight distinct offices that envision a unified city where capacities and partnerships have been built and leaders from city governments and all corners of our community are empowered and supported. This agency creates opportunities for innovation to take root in local government and throughout the community to impact local challenges. HRCP is the model of inclusiveness, recognizing that diverse perspectives, skills and resources strengthen the foundation for lasting solutions.

Our mission is to proactively protect human rights, build capacities, and strengthen connections that result in stronger relationships in the community through collaboration, communication and advocacy. We address issues concerning older adults, racial, ethnic and religious minorities, women and families, people with disabilities, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals, immigrants and refugees, neighborhood partnerships, and non-profit partnerships.

Featured News & Events


Oct 20, 2014

The 2014 Mayor's Diversity Awards took place on Thursday, October 9th, 2014. Ten honorees were recognized as community champions of equality and justice.

Congratulations to our award recipients!

  • To see pictures from the event click here.
  • To see video of the honorees click here.

Apr 10, 2014

Now accepting nominations for the Monte Pascoe Civic Leadership Award. 

The Monte Pascoe Award is presented, by the Mayor of Denver, to a community member who exemplifies the values of community service, leadership and civic engagement embodied by Monte Pascoe.

Mar 15, 2014

Watch the video for the 2013 Mayor's Diversity Awards.

Office News


Nov 19, 2014

The Denver Office on Aging recognizes the rich stories of our elders in the community.  As Christmas approaches - being with family and honoring our loved ones is something so important. See the featured story this week that touches the heart....

Oct 28, 2014

The Denver Office on Aging and the Denver Commission on Aging will host 'The City Cafe'' on November 13th, from 9:00am - Noon at the Denver Housing Authority Mulroy Apartments.

Sep 26, 2014

Kim Klein is the series editor of the Kim Klein Fundraising Series at Jossey Bass Publishers and a member of the Building Movement Project where she works on a project called Nonprofits Talking Taxes. She has provided training and consultation in all 50 United States, five Canadian provinces and 21 other countries and is a lecturer at the School of Social Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley. She has served as guest faculty at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, and Concordia University in Montreal and co-founded the Grassroots Fundraising Journal in 1981 and was its publisher for 25 years.

Commissions News


Nov 14, 2014

To celebrate National Welcoming Week,  Mayor Michael B. Hancock signed a proclamation declaring September 24th, 2014 "Welcoming Denver Day". To further demonstrate Denver's commitment to a welcoming spirit, the proclamation was translated in English, Spanish, Somali, Arabic and Vietnamese. Click any of the above languages to view the proclamation.

Nov 12, 2014


OneColorado released its new report, "Transparent: The State of Transgender Health in Colorado." This report, the first of its kind on the health concerns of transgender people at the state level, highlights the unique barriers that transgender Coloradans face in getting the health care they need. Read more:

Oct 28, 2014

The Denver Commission on Aging is proud to present the 2nd Annual Holiday Joy for Seniors.  In December 2014, the Commission will gather items and assemble 125 baskets for isolated seniors in the Denver community.