Strengthening Neighborhoods & Technical Assistance Officer
David Portillo is the officer for the Strengthening Neighborhoods and Technical Assistance Programs at The Denver Foundation. Before joining the foundation in 1999, David was director of the local social-change nonprofit, Movimiento Poder. 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 – all attended 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 in the community.