Denver Afterschool Alliance

Get Involved

There are many opportunities to get involved in our work.    

Become an Advocate Through Workgroups
The following workgroups support our overall vision and help develop strategies to ensure all Denver youth have access to quality afterschool programs that will support their academic and personal growth.

The Child/Youth Outcomes and Data-Driven Decisions Workgroup (Impact Through Data Workgroup) will use data to advocate for quality afterschool programs and help program providers use this data to make smart decisions regarding their programming. Workgroup members will analyze data that is collected through the Community Partnership System, as well as other sources and use it to support the positive impact of quality afterschool programs on Denver youth.  The workgroup will also help develop tools and systems for program providers to effectively use data to make informed decisions.

For more information about this workgroup or to join, contact:

Katherine Plog-Martinez
DPS Director of Extended Learning & Community Schools
katherine_plogmartinez@dpsk12.org 

Maria Keyani
Technical Support Coordinator, The Civic Canopy
maria@civiccanopy.org

The Citywide Coordination and Collaboration Workgroup (Accessibility Workgroup) will be responsible for helping to ensure the accessibility and expansion of quality afterschool programs available to Denver youth. This will be done by identifying areas with unmet needs in available programming and promoting collaboration to fill these gaps.

For more information about this workgroup or to join, contact:

Regan Suhay
Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver, Director of Beacons and PACE
ReganS@bgcmd.org

Dolores Moreno
Denver Parks & Recreation, Director of Recreation
Dolores.moreno@denvergov.org

The Communication and Marketing Strategy Workgroup (Community Outreach Workgroup) will be responsible for building awareness and understanding for the value of quality afterschool programs. This will be done through strategic messaging and outreach tactics to build support for quality afterschool programming. 

For more information about this workgroup or to join, contact:

Maxine Quintana
Office of Children’s Affairs, Director of Student Programs
maxine.quintana@denvergov.org

The Program Quality Improvement Workgroup (Quality Improvement Workgroup) will be responsible for providing support to program providers and setting quality standards. This will be done through professional development resources and standardized definitions and metrics surrounding quality for afterschool programs.

For more information about  this workgroup or to join, contact:

Jennifer Harris

Denver Afterschool Alliance Director
jennifer.harris@denvergov.org

The Funding and Resource Strategy Workgroup (Sustainability Workgroup) will be responsible for helping with funding strategies to ensure the long-term sustainability of the Denver Afterschool Alliance and local afterschool programs. This will be done through funder outreach, planning and information sharing. 

For more information about  this workgroup or to join, contact:

Jennifer Harris
Denver Afterschool Alliance Director
jennifer.harris@denvergov.org


Volunteer

Volunteer time, talents and expertise can make a difference in the lives of Denver youth.  Volunteers for local afterschool programs play vital roles in children’s intellectual, personal and physical development and prepare them for the future through programs that promote experiential learning, social interaction and academic enrichment.

Find a program to volunteer for today!


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