• Urban Peak formed by concerned citizens of the Capital Hill United Neighborhoods as a drop-in center for youth.
  • Gary Sanford assumes the role of Urban Peak’s first CEO.


  • Urban Peak expands to incorporate an overnight shelter at St. Paul’s Methodist Church, called “Urban Peak at St. Paul’s.”


  • The Spot, a night time drop-in center for at-risk youth, is founded after the Summer of Violence. (Urban Peak and the Spot will later merge in 2003).


  • Roxane White is named CEO of Urban Peak.
  • Urban Peak launches Education program, offering GED preparation classes.


  • A capital campaign is launched to build the Shelter and meet increasing demand for homeless youth services.


  • The “Homeless Youth Act” is signed at Urban Peak, formally recognizing homeless youth as a class of citizen
  • Urban Peak receives funding to support the purchase of Rowan Gardens.


  • Urban Peak’s current Shelter opens and all primary Urban Peak operations move to S. Acoma.
  • Urban Peak Housing Corporation is established as a separate 501(c)(3) and an affiliate of Urban Peak.
  • Rowan Gardens, Urban Peak’s first housing program is established.
  • Urban Peak establishes an on-site alternative school at the Shelter in collaboration with Denver Public Schools.


  • Urban Peak becomes the first licensed homeless youth shelter in the State of Colorado.
  • Urban Peak launches a formal case management program for youth.


  • Urban Peak Colorado Springs is established (drop-in center, street outreach and case management).
  • Urban Peak’s launches its annual gala, Maverick Thinkers.


  • Urban Peak offers housing to youth through the Rocky Mountain Youth Housing program in partnership with Denver Department of Human Services.


  • Urban Peak merges with The Spot, an urban night time drop-in center for youth.
  • Urban Peak’s STAR Housing program is launched.
  • Plates for the Peak, a fundraiser for Urban Peak launched by the owners of Vesta Dipping Grill, Steuben’s and Ace Eat Serve, is started.


  • Urban Peak Colorado Springs opens a 20-bed overnight shelter called THE Place.
  • Regina Huerter is named CEO of Urban Peak.


  • Urban Peak affiliates in Denver (Urban Peak, Urban Peak Housing Corporation, and The Spot) consolidate into one organization, Urban Peak Denver. Governance is restructured to form one Board of Directors.


  • Kay Ramachandran is named CEO of Urban Peak.


  • Urban Peak completes Shelter expansion.


  • Urban Peak completes first phase of renovations at the Spot.


  • Kimberle Easton is named CEO of Urban Peak.
  • Urban Peak launches its annual Career Fair for youth.
  • Urban Peak finalizes purchase of the apartments on Ogden, home to the Rocky Mountain Youth Housing program.


  • Urban Nights, a fundraiser for Urban Peak launched by the Joseph Family Foundation, is started.
  • The Park Burger Golf Tournament is also started.


  • The building that houses Rocky Mountain Youth Housing Program is purchased by Urban Peak and comprehensive renovations are complete.
  • Trauma Informed Care begins implementation agency wide.


  • Urban Peak is named “Large Nonprofit of the Year” by the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce.


  • Peak Thrift, a social enterprise of Urban Peak, opens to further Urban Peak’s mission by providing employment, clothing and household items for youth, and funding.