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About DICP

For over 60 Years We Have Empowered and Reflected Our Community as We Disrupt the Cycle of Poverty.

DICP believes that inclusion is a strength and the best way to honor the perspectives of our participants and our programs. Members of our staff and board are also previous volunteers and program participants. Their diverse ages, gender identities, races, sexual orientations, physical and mental abilities, ethnicities, and perspectives ensure we help ALL who come through our doors.

DICP Staff

We are a community committed to environmental sustainability and justice.

DICP offers programs to nourish, educate, inform and navigate. Whether you’re dealing with inflated grocery prices, loneliness or an absent landlord, we can help. You may be marginalized but there is power in the margin. Together, we build community through social justice, anti-racism, and cultural responsiveness. We help all. We welcome all.

A Community Nonprofit Organization

While our name Denver Inner City Parish contains the word “parish”, we are not affiliated with any religious organization or creed. Instead, we use “parish” in the sense of the community that remained even when community members and their churches moved out of many metro areas in the 1960s. Denver Inner City Parish is one of five parishes (Harlem, Boston, Cleveland, Chicago all had their own) and is the only remaining Parish still in operation.

Our Mission

The Denver Inner City Parish loves and supports individuals and families in our community, empowering them to break the cycle of poverty.

Our Vision

DICP envisions that our community has the economic opportunities, tools, and resources to lead healthy and successful lives.

Our Values

Community: DICP believes that a healthy community is one where people of varied economic statuses have equal opportunities. DICP creates complementary support with other public and charitable resources for holistic support. 

Relationships: DICP believes the value of healthy relationships is at the center of all we do, and it is the cornerstone to our success.

Knowledge and Education: DICP provides the tools our community needs to progress economically and live healthy, self-sustaining lives. 

Welcoming: DICP’s purpose is to be inclusive of all community members by providing for their basic needs, education, coaching, and an overall sense of well-being.

The Story of Our Logo

The Denver Inner City Parish logo is a hieroglyphic of Cuauhtémoc, the last Aztec Emperor. The name Cuauhtémoc is usually translated as Descending Eagle, as in the moment when an eagle folds its wings and plummets to strike its prey. It is a name that implies determination, perseverance, and resistance. Along with love and support, participant empowerment requires these attributes.

Denver Inner City Parish Logo Mark