Support for the Whole Child

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FACE Centers

The Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Center is the one-stop hub that connects students, families and our community with free services to increase their economic self-sufficiency and academic success.

All services are free and open to all community members 16 and older– not just DPS parents.

FACE Center, John H. Amesse Elementary School, 5440 Scranton St.

FACE Center, Johnson Elementary School, 1850 S. Irving St.

Please call or come by the Centers anytime between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to schedule an appointment or register for classes

Services include:

  • GED classes in English and Spanish
  • Employment services
  • Classes to learn English, computer skills, and citizenship
  • Financial coaching
  • Basic needs assistance and energy outreach assistance
  • Social-emotional support services
  • Health and nutrition workshops
  • Early childhood literacy classes
  • Parenting workshops
  • Free childcare during classes

The FACE Centers also have a training-to-employment pipeline, designed to increase diversity across DPS and better reflect the demographic make-up of the city by providing classes to increase skills in ESL, Spanish language, skills training and resume building.

With support from the FACE Centers, parents have a variety of entry-point options for DPS employment:

Food and Nutrition Services
Facilities Management
Transportation Services
Classroom Paraprofessional
Construction Services
Extended Learning
Work-Based Learning Parent Trainings
Each One Teach One

Resources & Dates

For more information about the FACE Centers, please contact:

Ambar Suero

FACE Center at John H. Amesse Elementary
5440 Scranton Street Denver, CO 80239
720-424-2961 |

Lindsey Hazel

FACE Center at Johnson Elementary
1850 S. Irving Street Denver, CO 80219
720-424-2970 |

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