Our Team


Papa Dia

Founder & Executive Director

Papa Dia is Founder and President of the African Leadership Group, an advocacy organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for African immigrants and members of the diaspora. Through social, economic, and educational empowerment programs, ALG helps families successfully integrate into their local community. A native of Senegal, Papa immigrated to Denver in 1998. He used his first job, stocking books, to teach himself how to read, write, and speak English. Beginning with an entry-level position in a local bank, over the next 17 years, Papa ultimately climbed the ranks to become a regional vice president. In 2017, Papa left his banking career to focus his full attention on running and growing ALG.

Juliet Sebold

Associate Director

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.  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.

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