Support for the Whole Child

Center for Family Opportunity 2014

Center for Family Opportunity

The Center for Family Opportunity (CFO), in partnership with Mile High United Way, offers free wraparound services to community members 16 or older in order to obtain critical life skills and increase their economic self-sufficiency and the academic achievements of their students. The CFO offers a variety of multi-generation  services at one location, making it convenient for families to benefit from multiple services offered in their school community.  Participants do not have to be parents of Denver Public Schools students, all services are open to all community members.

Family Support Services offered at the Center for Family Opportunity includes:

  • GED classes
  • Workforce development, including job placement, resume building, workforce training and interview preparation
  • English classes
  • Financial literacy
  • Citizenship classes
  • Computer classes
  • Early literacy classes
  • Legal clinics and workshops
  • Basic needs assistance
  • Social emotional support
  • 9Health Fair events
  • Energy Outreach Colorado assistance
  • Free childcare during all CFO classes

All classes take place at one of the two CFOs, with one located at College View Elementary, 2675 South Decatur Street, or at McGlone Academy, 4500 Crown Boulevard, Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.  Participants do not have to be parents of a Denver Public Schools student; these services are open to all members of our community.

The CFO also has a Training to Employment Pipeline, designed to increase diversity across Denver Public Schools to build capacity for self-sufficiency within the community and better reflect the demographic make-up of the city by providing classes to bolster skill sets in ESL, Spanish language, skills training and resume building.

With support from the CFO, parents have a variety of options for entry points:

  • Food and Nutrition Services
  • Facilities Management
  • Transportation Services
  • Classroom Paraprofessional
  • Construction Services
  • Extended Learning
  • Work-Based Learning Parent Trainings
  • Each One Teach One
  • CareerConnect: DoTS Partnership
  • University of Colorado Denver

Resources & Dates

For more information about the Center for Family Opportunity, please contact:

Ambar Suero
Center for Family Opportunity at McGlone Academy
4500 Crown Boulevard Denver, CO 80239
720-424-2961 |

Lindsey Hazel
Center for Family Opportunity at College View Elementary
2675 S. Decatur St Denver, CO 80219
720-424-8688 |

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