Denver Public Schools Community Hubs

Community Hubs address a holistic approach to student learning through programs and services that support the social, emotional, physical, academic and basic needs of families. DPS works with each identified community to build out the services most aligned to their needs.

Community Hubs Equity Statement

Community Hubs is dedicated to promoting equity and inclusion in our communities. We believe that everyone should have equal access to opportunities, resources, and support, regardless of their background. Our Community Hubs celebrate diversity while addressing the unique needs of our community members. To ensure inclusivity, we work to remove barriers and make our programs accessible. We provide physical accessibility, language accommodations, and support for diverse learning styles and abilities. We value representation and empower individuals from marginalized groups to participate and lead in our programs. Everyone should have a voice and contribute to our Community Hubs’ success.

Hub Locations

Far Northeast 
John H. Amesse Elementary School 
5440 Scranton St., Denver CO 80239 
Email the Far Northeast Community Hub
720-424-2961

Central 
Swansea Elementary School 
4650 Columbine St., Denver, CO 80216 
Email the Central Community Hub 
720-424-3710

Southwest 
Johnson Elementary School 
1850 S. Irving St., Denver, CO 80219 
Email the Southwest Community Hub 
720-424-2970

Near Northeast 
Smith Elementary School 
3590 Jasmine St., Denver, CO 80207 
Email the Near Northeast Community Hub 
720-423-1170

Southeast 
Place Bridge Academy 
7125 Cherry Creek N. Dr., Denver, CO 80224 
Email the Southeast Community Hub 
720-424-1040

Northwest 
Colfax Elementary School 
1526 Tennyson St., Denver, CO 80204 
Email the Northwest Community Hub 
720-423-1180 

Family Support Services Offered at Community Hubs (vary by Hub)

All Hub services are available at no cost to DPS families and Denver community members. Services vary by Hub, contact your hub for more information!

  • English classes levels 1-4

  • GED English tutoring preparation

  • GED Spanish tutoring preparation

  • Citizenship preparation

  • Computer/technology support

  • Spanish conversation class

  • Financial literacy classes and 1:1 coaching

  • Play & Learn early literacy

  • Parenting classes & workshops

  • Basic needs assistance

  • Social-emotional support

  • Multilingual Education supports (newcomer, immigrants, and refugee families support)

  • DPS hiring pipeline: jobs available in teaching, support staff, transportation, food services, facilities, paraprofessional and more!

  • Workforce development: job placement, resume building, workforce training & interview preparation

  • Childcare available during classes

Staff Directory

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Esmeralda De La Oliva

Director of Community Hubs

“The real power lies in service to others” - cheryl bachelder

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Fatima Challinor

Southeast Community Hub Manager

"Embrace the emotion, strong and profound, for dreams manifest when belief knows no bound. Cherish the vision, let it unfold, with unwavering faith, your story's retold."

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Esme Lopez

Southwest Community Hub Manager

“ Make every interaction count, even the small ones. They are all relevant.” -Shep Hyken

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Jackie Bell

Northwest Community Hub Manager

“Imagine with all your mind, believe with all your heart, achieve with all your might”

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Sandra Carrillo

Central Community Hub Manager

“People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.” Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

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Rafael Vasquez

Near Northeast Community Hub Manager

"Mistakes are proof that you are trying"

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Carla Durte

Far Northeast Community Hub Manager

“Serving community is the commitment to develop a deep sense of empathy, compassion and social responsibility for all”

Frequently Asked Questions