David Portillo

Strengthening Neighborhoods & Technical Assistance Officer

Pronouns: he/him

David Portillo is Officer for the Strengthening Neighborhoods and Technical Assistance Programs at The Denver Foundation.  Before joining the Foundation in 1999, David was director of local social-change non-profit, Padres Unidos.  He worked as a union and labor organizer for seven years, after working as a public school teacher for five years. His wife, Jennifer, teaches in Denver Public Schools, and his four children – Ana, Xochitl, Graciela, and Samuel – either have graduated from or currently attend DPS schools. David studied Creative Writing in college. He has given up on trying to revise those old short stories, but he does practice his Spanish daily with his family.


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