If we want to help young people achieve their best, we need a model of education that will give them everything they need to from the start.


Z Place is a multi-tenant nonprofit center focused on providing community and learning services to the Green Valley Ranch, Parkfield and Montbello neighborhoods of Far Northeast Denver—home to 18,000 students. 

  • Research tells us that despite strong efforts to improve our K-12 education system, there exists a wide ‘pre-natal’ and ‘pre-kindergarten’ success gap in our current education reform efforts that are leading to long-term challenges for our state.
  • Far Northeast Denver has one of the highest climbs to make in terms of reaching the 80% proficient goal of the Denver Plan 2020—a 5.6% annual increase, or about 943 students.
  • Collaborative community engagement models that ensure children have access to high quality education, comprehensive health care and other supportive

It's a place. It's an idea. It's an energetic, community driven model supporting kids and families.


Z Place is both a center and a network, aligning and integrating best in class providers within existing, high-performing K-12 systems to seamlessly deliver wrap-around services that have been proven to strengthen families and support early learning and student success including early learning, youth enrichment and athletics, health and wellness, family support and more. Z Place is a groundbreaking community model of education, representing the whole child, whole family and whole community