Alumni Working In: Social Impact/Community Service

Sade’ Cooper

Sade is a native to Denver, CO, although raised in Moreno Valley, CA, her roots are deeply embedded in the Mile-High City. In 2004 she pursued a career in finance with US Bank, soon after she climbed the ranks being promoted to Branch Manager leading a team of thirteen employees as well as being awarded…

Desiree McConnell

Christian Steward

Christian Alexander Steward is a native of Denver Colorado. He attended Denver public schools. He received a Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of Colorado-Denver. He has experienced most of his professional life through the lenses of community advocacy, entrepreneurship, and leadership. Some of these accomplishments include Americorps member, mentor, certified personal trainer,…

MiDian Holmes

MiDian Holmes grew up in Denver, Colorado, and recalls stories and experiences in her childhood filled with racial tensions.  Some events were in the national spotlight and others were casual occurrences in her classroom or neighborhood.  Stories centered around Rodney King, Latasha Harlins, Amadou Diallo, and the verdict of O.J. Simpson were just a few triggering reminders during MiDian’s formative…

Johnell Moody

Johnell is the Associate Regional Director for the Front Range Region of Young Life, overseeing multiethnic youth programming development initiatives throughout Metro Denver. Johnell also leads the Front Range Region of Young Life in DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion), operating to build thriving systems to increase the effectiveness of working cross-culturally with youth and adult…

Dianne Myles

Dianne Myles is the owner of Dope Mom Life, a creative content agency that helps organizations build authentic relationships with diverse communities. Having been a teen mom, Dianne has a passion for using digital content and relationships to ensure that marginalized and underserved communities have representation and voice. Her life experiences have given her a…

Gabrielle Bryant

Gabrielle Bryant is a communications specialist, former journalist, television host and Emmy Award-winning producer. Bryant now serves as the first-ever digital media director for Mayor Michael B. Hancock, a role she’s held since 2018. Prior to working for the City and County of Denver, she hosted the ‘New Black Experience,’ a series she created and…

Angel McKinley-Paige

Dawanta Parks

Dawanta Parks is a demonstrated Veteran leader serving as Director of Bayaud Works for Bayaud Enterprises. Over the last eight years, Dawanta has specialized in identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions for talent acquisition and development for the veteran population in Denver. As a certified Lean…

Michelyn Johnson

Michelyn Johnson is currently working at Denver Public Schools as a Project Manager with the Office of Family and Community Engagement. Michelyn is a strong advocate of closing the education gap for minority students as well as the diversity gap between students and teachers within Denver Public Schools. She has helped to build relationships with…