A top priority for the Office of Children's Affairs is to streamline how city agencies, Denver public schools, and community organizations work together to better serve children and youth through out-of-school time (OST) programs that keep kids safe, help working families, strengthen student engagement and support student success.
Learn more about our efforts below:
Denver Afterschool Alliance
The Denver Afterschool Alliance, a sponsored initiative of the Office of Children's Affairs, is a diverse collaborative of afterschool stakeholders working together to ensure Denver youth have acess to quality afterschool programs and enrichment opportunities.
Measure 2A Funding Support
In November 2012, Denver voters passed Measure 2A with overwhelming support. This funding will allow the City to restore essential services lost during the recession. Beginning in 2013, the Office of Children’s Affairs will fund up to $500,000 annually through a competitive grant process to increase access to and participation in quality afterschool and summer programs. To learn more about the 2A awards, and for a list of current and past grant recipients, click here.
Lights on After School (LOAS) Initiative
The Lights on After School (LOAS) Initiative is a partnership between the Office of Children's Affairs, Denver Public Schools Foundation, and Mile High United Way, working closely with the Denver Public Schools Department of Extended Learning and Community Schools. LOAS leverages resources to directly fund after school programs in Denver public elementary and middle schools.