Ednium: The Alumni Collective
TeRay Esquibel is a Denver Public Schools graduate from Abraham Lincoln High School. He was awarded the Daniels Fund Scholarship that afforded him the opportunity to attend the University of Denver where he earned his degree in Business Management. While attending DU, TeRay dedicated himself to breaking down barriers to higher education within his community. After college, TeRay went on to work with the El Pomar Foundation Fellowship program, and eventually landed back at DU as an Admission Counselor serving Denver and Aurora Public Schools. In this role, TeRay engaged with the Denver community, to empower students (and their families) on their journey to furthering their educational horizons by acting as a liaison for the University and external organizations dedicated to increasing the enrollment and persistence rates for students coming from traditionally underrepresented communities. TeRay then held the title of Partner of Community Partnerships and Advocacy at the Denver based philanthropic organization RootED. In this role, he led research, strategy, and community grant making. This is where the seed of Ednium: The Alumni Collective was planted and watered. Ednium is an action focused community development organization that partners with Denver Public School Alumni to change the way the city educates and reinvests in its homegrown talent. TeRay now acts as the founding Executive Director of Ednium: The Alumni Collective.