For First-Generation College Student Brandon Navejas, Family is Everything

Brandon Navejas Outside Taqueria La Familia
For North High School graduate, Brandon Navejas, family is everything. That's just one of the reasons he continued to work at his family’s restaurant, Taqueria La Familia, throughout high school, sometimes working 60 hours a week. After the unexpected passing of his father in 2020, he felt it was even more important to support his mother, at home, and at the restaurant.   Brandon talks about ... Read More

DSF Alumna Supports Students as COSI Grant Coordinator

Rachel Taylor has always been drawn to education, partly because of the impact it made in her life as a young person growing up in Denver, Colorado. A DSF Scholar, Rachel graduated from Montbello High School in 2011 and remembers fondly of the DSF Future Center and her college advisor, Mrs. LaRae Scott Jennings. She then attended Colorado State University … Read More

DSF Alumna Stays Connected and Inspires Future DPS Graduates

Liloni S. Ramos, DSF Alumna

For many first-generation college students that Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) serves, it can be intimidating navigating the journey to and through college completion. For DSF alumna Liloni S. Ramos, she felt grateful that she had a DSF advisor who she could go to with any questions. “I knew I had access to resources and knowledge, because I was a DSF Scholar. The connection from high school to college helped me feel more confident … Read More

DSF Alumni Amplify Peer Voices in Community

By Perla Bustillos Engagement Manager Ednium: The Alumni Collective  There is no better feeling than seeing Denver Public Schools (DPS) alumni hold important decision-making positions in our communities. It is even more empowering when an alumnus has overcome significant adversity in life and owns their story to positively uplift and impact others. Graduates of the first Ednium: The Alumni Collective cohort ... Read More