One of ALG’s strategic goals is to achieve educational impact for children and youth of the African diaspora by advocating for improved public school systems and accountability, greater pathways to higher education, and leadership development from an early age. ALG’s programs and activities to support this goal include the following:
Working collaboratively on a joint education advocacy campaign funded by Rose Community Foundation to improve educational equity within Aurora Public Schools.
Improving parent and community understanding of pertinent policy issues, providing analysis and context for important school data, providing tools and tactics for effective advocacy, and connecting them to elected officials to make their voice heard.
Facilitating advocacy action, for example, attending and speaking at school board meetings in both Aurora and Denver, and reporting back to the community.
Hosting our Weekly Youth Empowerment program, which offers critical leadership opportunities for youth from the community to celebrate their cultural heritage, and build confidence in their own leadership abilities and career possibilities.
Born in Liberia and raised in Sierra Leone West Africa, Juliet migrated with her family to the United States at the age of 12. Juliet attended the University of Northern Colorado, where she earned a Bachelors in Psychology, and a Masters in Public Administration with emphasis in Healthcare Management. Juliet has 5+ years of experience in working as a Case Manager and Social Service Professional, serving the community and providing guidance for those in need. Her expertise includes crisis intervention and providing support in the child welfare system, as well as in behavioral and mental health settings. She is dedicated to critically analyzing policies and programs and making pertinent recommendations. Juliet has taken on a leadership role with the Youth Empowerment Program where she mentors students and cultivates a platform for conversations about educational goals and leadership development. She has a passion of working with youth to enable them to succeed and be better citizens of the world.
George was born and raised in Ghana but spent most of his young adult life in the United States. He studied Environmental Design with an emphasis on architecture at the University of Colorado in Boulder. He then worked as a project engineer for 4 years before becaming a Realtor. George is passionate about customer satisfaction and likes to make sure that clients are well taken care of. He goes above and beyond to educate, guide, and support clients in purchasing or marketing and selling their homes. George’s desire to give back to his community is what led him to the African Leadership Group, and he is honored to be one of the facilitators of the Youth Empowerment Program. It’s an amazing opportunity to help mentor and mold the next generation.
Tapsuru “Ousman” Ba
Ousman is a graduate of Colorado State University, Fort Collins with a major in International Studies and Political Science and a minor in Leadership. While in college, Ousman studied abroad in France, Aix-EN-Provence University, which was a highlight. After finishing, Ousman worked for AmeriCorps City Year, where he served as a tutor and mentor to more than 50 struggling students, leading intensive academic and behavior-based interventions. Ousman is currently a Treasury Management Representative for FirstBank, responsible for producing, tracking, and monitoring reports. He has been involved with ALG since 2010 and has continued to support the organization and its great work in the community ever since.
Ian is a Student and member of the African Leadership Group. A native of Kenya, Ian immigrated to Denver in 2005. From early on, he saw his presence in the U.S. as a valued opportunity and decided to utilize it to its fullest by devoting himself to achieving higher education. Currently, Ian is attending Metro State University in Pursuit of his degree in Software Engineering and is also involved with some fraternities such as PTK (Phi Theta Kappa), and the National Society of Leadership and Success. He is a proud member of the African Leadership Group and is involved in its public speaking courses and Youth Empowerment Group. Ian is passionate about imparting his knowledge to children and teenagers in hopes that it will give them the foundation to be able to impact and change the world around them.
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The African Leadership Group (ALG) is based in the Denver-Metro area with a statewide agenda for Colorado. Established in 2006, ALG is a nonprofit organization with the mission to help the African diaspora integrate and prosper by connecting cultures. Learn More
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