Heart & Hand Center

Open during the school year Monday-Friday, 3:00pm-6:30pm

The Heart & Hand Center runs after-school programming for at-risk, 3rd-12th grade, youth in the Northeast Denver Five Point community. Without the Heart & Hand Center, many of these children would not have access to a safe, productive and supervised environment to go to after school.  Statistics show that the peak hours for drug and alcohol use, gang participation, smoking, and sexual activity are between the hours of 3:00 and 6:00 p.m. due to a lack of supervision.  The Heart & Hand Center addresses these issues of supervision as well as provides enriching and educational activities that foster youth development, and offers these kids a safe haven after school.

Heart & Hand Center for Youth and Their Families
2758 Welton St. Denver, CO 80205

Our Welton Street Site provides programming for 30 6th-12th Graders, each evening. Programming at this site is offered free of charge to participants.

Heart & Hand Center-Columbine Elementary School
2540 E. 29th Ave., Denver, CO 80205
Open Monday-Friday, 3:00pm-6:30pm

Heart & Hand Center runs 3rd-5th Grade programming at Columbine Elementary School. This program engages 50 youth each evening and is offered free of charge.

Heart & Hand Center Office 
2736 Welton Street #204 Denver, CO 80205  
Open Monday-Thursday, 9:30am-5:30pm 

H&H Center Schedule

The daily schedule for at the Center is broken into 3 sections.  Upon arrival, the children are fed a hot meal provided by the Foodbank of the Rockies. Following this meal, the children spend an hour engaged in academically focused activities, as well as, participating in a one-hour workshop.

Academic Activities:

The Heart & Hand Center focuses on academics by working in conjunction with the participant’s classroom schoolteachers.  By working with the teachers, we are able to provide homework assistance specifically designed for our students, enhance the skills the kids are working on in their classrooms, and assist with their homework each evening.  In addition to homework assistance, we provide tutoring, mentoring and one-on one academic support.


Workshops vary by evening, but include activities such as: yoga, taekwondo, cooking, theater, writers’ workshop, choir, art therapy, science, etc.  If you have a hobby or skill you are passionate about, share it with our youth by hosting a workshop.

  1. Download and complete our Workshop Instructor Interest Form
  2. Email a copy of the completed form to Sally Vizas, sallyvizas@heartandhandcenter.org

Enroll Your Youth

In order to enroll your child in our program, please follow these steps:

  1. Call the Heart & Hand Center Office at 303.757.2368 to set up a meeting with our Center Director.
  2. Visit the Heat & Hand Center Office at 2736 Welton St. #204 Denver, CO 80205
  3. Tour our facility and meet with our Center Director
  4. Complete an enrollment application for your youth


Please take a moment to look over our current Program Schedule:

October 2017: 3rd – 5th Grade Program Schedule
October 2017: Middle & High School Program Schedule

Important Dates:

October 19, 2017: Guardian meeting at Columbine Elementary at 5:30pm