2016 Fellow

Terrell Curtis
Terrell CurtisExecutive Director, The Delores Project

Meet Terrell

Terrell Curtis began her tenure as Executive Director of The Delores Project, Denver’s largest provider of overnight shelter and transitional services for unaccompanied women and transgender individuals experiencing homelessness, in 2007. Terrell’s 20-plus year professional career has been devoted to nonprofit management with homeless service providers and arts organizations. Prior to joining The Delores Project, she served for eight years as Director of Communications at The Gathering Place. Terrell currently serves on Mayor Michael Hancock’s Commission to Address Homelessness and was invited to participate in a stakeholder group to advise the City on the development and deployment of a sustainable affordable housing fund. Terrell successfully led The Delores Project’s efforts to meet the critical need for low-income housing in Denver by redeveloping its real estate and expand its programs to include permanent supportive housing for formerly chronically homeless individuals. She has served on the board of Community Shares of Colorado and currently is a board member with the Harm Reduction Action Center. Terrell completed her Bachelor of Arts in Art History from the University of Colorado, Boulder and is an alumna of the 2009 Class of the Denver Community Leadership Forum, a program of the School of Public Affairs at University of Colorado, Denver.