Denver Blog

An Amazing Young Man with an Old Soul

When Brandan walked in to Urban Peak’s Shelter late one night, the staff didn’t believe that he was young enough to stay here. Long hair, a big bushy beard and standing at 6’4”, this young man looked more like the old soul that he is. Brandan’s kind heart and wisdom shows through the second that […]

Welcome Christina Carlson, incoming Urban Peak CEO

Hello, friends of Urban Peak Colorado Springs!  I’m very pleased to share the news that Urban Peak Denver’s Board of Directors has selected a new CEO for the organization.  As the Executive Director of Urban Peak Colorado Springs, I can tell you that the leadership of the CEO creates a tremendous partnership that benefits us […]

Urban Peak Celebrates Recent GED Grads

Urban Peak has the only GED program in the Denver area that offers free tutoring and testing with a flexible schedule which is ideal for youth experiencing homelessness. Attendance is often a barrier for our youth, so we meet our students where they are at and help them work towards their educational goals at their […]

A Literary Facelift

As many of you may know, Urban Peak has been working diligently over the last few years renovating the Spot, home to our Drop-In Center, Outreach offices, and Education & Employment classroom. In the past year, contractors have been hard at work replacing broken bricks and siding, retrofitting the main staircase, creating an outdoor patio, […]

Bisquick and Oatmeal, Oh My!

This past fiscal year, our Drop-In Center served as the top entry point for youth utilizing our services. Out of 2,331 youth who are experiencing homeless that visited us in 2013, 1,508 youth first came to us via the Drop-In Center. All in all, a total of 14,991 breakfasts were served at the Drop-In Center […]

Urban Peak would like to extend you an invitation to participate in our 921 Project. On Tuesday, December 10 at 8:00 a.m., we are inviting you to our downtown location (730 21st Street @ Stout) to participate in a special event that will draw attention to the enormous tragedy of youth homelessness in the Denver […]

Urban Peak would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Jen and Josh Wolkon and the amazing staff at Vesta Dipping Grill, Ace Eat Serve and Steuben’s for hosting the 10th annual Plates for the Peak event on Monday, Oct. 7. The event was outstanding and we are eternally grateful to the staff who […]

Please join us on Monday, October 7 for the 10th annual presentation of Plates for the Peak at Vesta Dipping Grill from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Plates for the Peak, now in its 10th year, is one of Urban Peak’s oldest and greatest fundraising events. The event, originally started as “Small Plates for the Spot” is planned and […]

It’s been months in the making, but we at Urban Peak are pleased to unveil our new and improved website. The site was carefully designed carefully with our constituents in mind. Now, whether you live in Denver or Colorado Springs, you can easily access information on the Urban Peak location nearest you without having to […]