Update on The Bridge Project

29 Years of Life-Changing Impact

For nearly three decades, The Bridge Project has served over a  1,000 children, youth and families living in Denver public housing communities. As a community outreach program of the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW), this service has been possible through public–private partnerships and dedicated individuals and donors at GSSW and beyond. Financial challenges that were further compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in a pivot to Bridge Project operations. Bridge Project staff are working closely with Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver, Colorado's "I Have A Dream Foundation", the Binning Foundation and the City of Denver to ensure a continuity of afterschool programming for Bridge Project children and their families.
GSSW will continue to provide  in-kind staff, technical assistance, research support as well as supervised, cohorted field placements to ensure strong partnerships are in place and families are being served. Our commitment to Bridge Project communities will not end.

  • If you are a current volunteer/tutor, please visit our Volunteer FAQ for more information.

  • If you are a current Bridge Project youth or family, visit our Youth and Families FAQ for more information.

  • If you are a former or current donor, visit our Donor FAQ for more information.

  • If you have additional questions about the transition, please email Phuong Phan or call 303-871-4352. 

We are indebted to the current and former GSSW faculty, Bridge Project staff, interns, volunteers and donors who have served and supported children, youth and families through 29 powerful, life-changing years. We are particularly grateful for the Bridge Project students who came into our hearts and lives and let us into theirs.

Thank you.

400+ Students served yearly across all sites and programs

10,000 Students served since our founding in 1991

$2,988 average annual cost of providing programs to a Bridge Project participant