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Our Impact


of students say they have an adult at Heart & Hand that cares about them


of students say Heart & Hand helps them know more about how to make healthy choices


of students say Heart & Hand helps them put more effort into school


of students say Heart & Hand helps them talk about their feelings


of students say they try new things at Heart & Hand


of families would recommend Heart & Hand to other families

Program Enrollment, 2010-2019

Bar graph of program enrollment from 2010 to 2019, trending upward
88% of Heart and Hand students qualify for free and reduced price lunch.
50% of Heart & Hand families earn a combined household income of less than $25,000.
71% of Heart & Hand students' parents have no postsecondary degree.

Key Metrics


of Heart & Hand students have graduated high school in the past 2 years as compared with the Denver Public Schools average of 75%

60% of Heart & Hand graduates pursue post-secondary education compared to 51% of their Denver Public Schools peers.

of Heart & Hand elementary students were promoted to the next grade.

Meet Caryela

Caryela has been a member of the Heart & Hand story since she was in 6th grade. She notes that involvement in Heart & Hand is a priority for her as she enters 8th grade. She says, "Heart & Hand has given me the strong foundation to be a good student and a good friend. I tell everybody I can about the program and how much it has helped me be who I am. I want to be successful, and Heart & Hand is how I’ll get there."

Meet Baz

"I've been with Heart & Hand for over 5 years, and to this day, I continue to have the opportunities to try new things that help me grow as a person. I enjoy coming to Heart and Hand because it gives my life direction and guidance. My peers and mentors helped me to achieve dreams I never thought I'd reach. Without Heart & Hand I wouldn't be at Denver School of the Arts! With Heart & Hand, my dreams can be realities." - Baz, Heart & Hand Emerging Leader

Meet Teira

Teira began participating in Heart & Hand programs in 2014.  Recently, Heart & Hand connected Teira with an apprenticeship at Prodigy Coffee. Through this opportunity, Teira has learned many new job skills, gained relevant experience, and become more confident.

"I like being in Heart and Hand because everyone works really hard to help me be better and they always check on me to make sure I'm okay. They are always there for me when I need it no matter what time of day it is. I also appreciate how much they push me to meet my goals and be successful in life." - Teira

Happy teen making a peace sign at the camera

Meet DQ

DQ joined Heart & Hand programs after moving to Denver in the sixth grade. He is an intelligent young man with a big heart and a contagious smile. Since participating in Heart & Hand programs, DQ has made friends in his new school, received academic support, and participated in STEM activities including learning to use a 3D printer.

Three Heart & Hand team members looking at a laptop

Impact Reports

Heart & Hand is committed to organizational transparency. Our annual Impact Reports detail our financial position, program outcomes, and updates from our leadership.