A World With No Opportunity Gap
By creating a nurturing community, Heart & Hand empowers all young people to realize their potential.
Heart & Hand Center was founded in 2010 by Nikki Cady, whose volunteer work at homeless shelters in Northeast Denver brought to light a need for a stable resource in the community.
By creating a nurturing community, the Heart & Hand Center empowers all young people to realize their potential. We envision a world with no opportunity gap, where all children have access to the resources, skills, and information they need to build vibrant futures.
Heart & Hand serves northeast Denver and provides support to youth from 2nd grade to 2 years post graduation through academic support, health and wellness education, social emotional skills, family engagement and creative expression. By creating a nurturing community, Heart & Hand empowers all young people to realize their potential. For 2nd through 8th graders, Heart & Hand provides afterschool support in schools with a population where most students qualify for free and reduced lunch. For youth from 9th grade to two years after graduation, Heart & Hand provides one on one mentoring focused on college and career exploration and planning.