Alumni Working In: Social Impact/Community Service

Shameka McBoat

I am a Denver Native and mother to an intelligent and beautiful daughter. I have so many loves in life – God, family, dancing, and real estate. But how I found my passion of photography is quite astonishing. I really had no intention of being a photographer until I found myself in Jamaica photographing a…

Xavier Jennings

Xavier Jennings grew up in the inner city of Denver, CO. He is a proud father of two kids. As a former ‘opportunity youth’ who faced many obstacles that forced him to dropout of high school, Xavier now mentors, teaches classes, and works directly with youth as they work to transform their own lives and…

Raymael Blackwell

Casondra Webb-Cole

Zahra Mohamed Ali

Hello! My name is Zahra Mohamed Ali and I am a Sudanese-American immigrant residing in Denver, Colorado. My passions are politics, community outreach, program development, social and economic awareness and education. During my time with Urban League Non-Profit in Denver, I had the opportunity to develop partnerships with local businesses and work together to bring…

Nicole Monroe

Nicole is a proud native of Colorado, raised in North Aurora and a devoted mother of two children and now a proud grandmother. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Regis University and dual-licensure as a Licensed Mental Health and Addiction Clinician with a passion for gang intervention and violence reduction.…

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…