School Partners Program

Imagine what we can do together for DPS students!

The School Partners Program creates meaningful partnerships between Denver’s community and Denver Public Schools (DPS). Through this unique program, local businesses and community organizations (big and small) team up with specific DPS schools to contribute to the success of every DPS student.

The School Partners Program is a collaboration between the Denver Public Schools Foundation, Mile High United Way and Denver Public Schools. The program creates tailor-made partnerships between schools and businesses and community organizations to help every DPS student succeed.  School Partners provide a combination of volunteer time, in-kind contributions and financial resources to meet the specific needs of their partner school.

Together, we can do more! Join our movement to create a great future for our kids. Learn more and contact Katie Wienecke at (720) 423-3226 or

Are you a DPS school looking to learn more about the School Partners Program? Visit our School Resources page.

About Mile High United Way:

Mile High United Way advances the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all in our community. They focus on early childhood development and early literacy, education and youth development and economic stability for individuals and families, the fundamental building blocks for a good quality of life.

About DPS Family and Community Engagement (FACE):

Denver Public Schools Family and Community Engagement (FACE) School Based Services serves over 12,000 students and families in DPS’ low performing Title I schools, Intensive Pathways and Turnaround schools annually. FACE Community Engagement Specialists (CESs) work to build community partnerships with business and nonprofit agencies to increase families’ access to resources to support economic, social and emotional needs. The School Partners Program collaborates with FACE to deliver exceptional volunteer and partnership experiences to School Partners. CES’s serve as a school-based, stable point of contact for Partners and help facilitate strong, mutually beneficial partnerships.