About

The Denver Quality Afterschool Connection (DQUAC) is a coalition of youth service providers, working together to promote the importance of quality in out-of-school-time programming, both after school and during summer. DQUAC is an inclusive organization that provides professional development and networking opportunities for all youth service providers in Denver. DQUAC aims to serve all levels of staff in youth serving organizations, from site staff to managers to development and executive staff.

 

DQUAC is the provider network for the Denver Afterschool Alliance (DAA). Together, DQUAC and the DAA collaborate and align strategic plans to ensure a breadth of offerings made accessible to all organizations who are interested in learning how to deepen quality, increase impact and improve services.  Click here for more information about the Denver Afterschool Alliance (DAA).

Feedback from DQUAC Connects Event, Sept. 2018

"The keynote was amazing. I loved the picture activity where we moved to different parts of the room. I loved the different ways of moving around and engaging with other people. The food was great!"

"I enjoyed the organizational myths session-- it was very real and sparked honest conversations."

DQUAC is Growing

In 2017-2018, DQUAC offered more than 50 FREE professional development opportunities to the field. 

  • +150 organizations attended PD sessions in 2016-2017

  • Network participants engaged in +1000 hours of professional development.

In 2018-2019, DQUAC offered more than 65 FREE professional development opportunities to the field. 

  • +170 organizations attended PD sessions in 2018-2019

  • Network participants engaged in +1200 hours of professional development.

Leadership Team

Adam Kullberg

Member at Large

Jennie Merrigan

Member at Large

Melanie Kartzmer

Robin Kiggins

Eric Golden

Hayley Krawitz

Member at Large

Member at Large

Member at Large

Member at Large

Melanie Kartzmer

Robin Kiggins

Eric Golden

Hayley Krawitz

Member at Large

Member at Large

Member at Large

Melanie Kartzmer

Abbe Knake

Member at Large

Member at Large

Omid Amini

Member at Large

Robin Kiggins

Member at Large

Eric Golden

Member at Large

Hayley Krawitz

Member at Large