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The Bridge Project

  • The Bridge Project
  • 2148 South High Street
  • Denver, CO 80208
  • 303-871-2651
  • 1991
  • Asawer Alhilo
  • Pre-Collegiate Coordinator
  • 303-765-4408

Program Description

We believe in the potential of all youth to learn and grow, to excel and thrive, and to become successful, contributing members of our community. The University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work invests in that potential through The Bridge Project -- a free after-school and tutoring program that reduces educational barriers and improves academic and behavioral outcomes for young people living in Denver public housing communities.

We put our evidence-based positive youth development approach to work in three Denver public housing communities -- Columbine, Lincoln Park/La Alma and Westwood -- reducing risk and enhancing the positive traits and resources in the lives of youth from kindergarten through 12th grade. This holistic, strengths-based approach incorporates academic tutoring, technology training, and social and emotional skill development to ensure that the whole child succeeds. We do this with the collaboration of our community and the support of our many partners, donors and volunteers.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College transition and retention support
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Mentoring
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants


Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk


  • Between 25% and 50%