DSF Scholars Enrolled at CU Boulder Featured at 2021 DSF Annual Gala

Jamal Giornazi, Samariddin Meliboev, and Kai Suematsu are seniors at the University of Colorado (CU) Boulder and graduates of George Washington High School, where all three received DSF services from Emma Keppes at the DSF Future Center, but their journeys together started even earlier.   Jamal and Kai met in the cafeteria in 6th grade, and have been best friends since. “Kai is a leader”, says Jamal when asked to describe his lifelong friend. Jamal and … Read More

George Washington High School Graduate Headed Toward a New Adventure at Harvard University

Jose Avalos is spending his summer giving back to the community as an intern at Aurora Community Connection, which serves the community through a variety of programming including tutoring, legal services, and resource sharing. Jose’s schedule is packed – in the mornings, he coaches soccer; during the day, he teaches a science class; and in the afternoon, he tutors students of all ages, focusing on reading and writing. Aurora Community Connection serves … Read More

DSF Scholar Celebrates Rewards of Healthcare Profession

DSF Scholar Karla Gaytan, a senior at Regis University studying nursing, has spent over 500 hours in hospitals and other clinical settings. Yet, no matter how many patients she helps in a day, her passion for helping people just grows bigger. “I love interacting with patients all day and being at the bedside with them,” says Karla. Karla says that … Read More

DSF Builds Strong Volunteer Program with Community Support

The previous year—academic year 2018-19—was a banner year for both Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) and our team of volunteers. DSF staff, led by Volunteer Manager Caryn Oppenheim, helped launch DSF’s Volunteer Forward movement, which was met with tremendous enthusiasm from the community. Volunteers gave their time in support of DSF’s three-part program of College Access, Scholarships, and College Success, from … Read More

DSF Scholars Partner to Pave the Way for Social Change

As a freshman at at George Washington High School, DSF Scholar Kai Suematsu woke up every day at 6:00 a.m. to head to the gym. His goal was to stay in shape by practicing basketball in the early mornings. However, Kai quickly learned that his routine would turn into a different kind of exercise—an exercise in kindness. On his daily … Read More