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Leslie L. Juniel

Leslie L. Juniel

A native of Colorado, Leslie L. Juniel is passionate about making positive contributions to the community. She is a part of a large family whose history and legacy are deeply rooted in the Denver community, and knows she has an obligation to leave the world a better place than how she found it.

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A Reflection on my Internship Experience

A Reflection on my Internship Experience

June 23, 2022 As my time with Denver Public Schools Foundation comes to a close, I wanted to reflect on what this experience has meant to me. My passion for public education probably started when my brothers were still in high chairs. I used to sit with them for...

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How we can ensure students feel safe and supported

Statement on Uvalde Shooting The Denver Public Schools Foundation team is devastated by the senseless act of violence that took place in Texas yesterday. Our team extends its full support, thoughts and deepest condolences to the Uvalde community in the aftermath of...

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How We can Genuinely Appreciate Teachers

How We can Genuinely Appreciate Teachers

May 6, 2022 This week marks Teacher Appreciation Week where districts and communities provide educators with words of encouragement, gratitude and honor for all that they do in classrooms for our young people. Indeed teachers have had a challenging job in these past...

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One Final Notepad from Verónica Figoli

One Final Notepad from Verónica Figoli

“There’s so much I can say about Verónica. How kind she is, how welcoming she is. How she has this ability to not only light up a room as she walks in but yet still has a way to provide light so everyone lights up with her. She has created a special place in my heart...

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No virus is stronger than our community

No virus is stronger than our community

March 12, 2021 A message from our President & CEO, Verónica Figoli On March 13, 2020 I recall the adrenaline kicking in, connecting with DPS teams and leaders in our city and trying to figure out how the basic needs of our students and families would be met during...

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