Staff & Leadership

Executive Director

After receiving many impressive applications and conducting numerous interviews with potential candidates, Denise Peters has been selected as CAP’s new Executive Director!

Denise Peters

For over 15 years, Denise, has been a seasoned executive director, professional grant writer, and nonprofit consultant in Colorado, and has many other qualities that will be beneficial to CAP’s out-of-school time initiatives. As a nonprofit consultant, she has worked in rural mountain towns and densely populated urban areas of Colorado. Her experience provides an understanding of the differing issues and needs throughout our state. Denise is an innovative strategic thinker with exceptional ability to motivate others and produce results-oriented paths to success.  Denise Peters officially assumed the position of Executive Director on March 19th.

Denise can be reached at 720-580-2217 or

Action Teams

Action Teams work to help CAP reach their goals. Current teams include:

Program Quality and Professional Development

This team reviews current local, regional, and national quality systems to provide on-ramps to understanding how to implement systems change through high-quality afterschool and out-of-school-time programs. Additionally, this team supports a variety of learning to promote, enhance and develop the growing afterschool youth service professional.

Policy and Advocacy

This team examines national, state and local policies supporting high-quality afterschool and out-of-school-time systems with the goal of providing education and expertise on how such policies may affect youth, families and youth service professionals while advocating for the advancement and support of equitable access of afterschool programs for all Colorado youth.

Communications and Constituency Building

This team reviews communications and governance related to promotion and capacity-building for CAP, including adapting marketing materials for special events like Lights on Afterschool and National Summer Learning Day.


This team seeks funding to develop and sustain the statewide network’s advocacy and standards development for high-quality afterschool and out of school time programs for all Colorado youth.