Nicky Marone, Executive Director 
Marone is a leading figure in learned helplessness, resilience, risk-taking and achievement with over 30 years experience. She is the author of four books published in nine languages worldwide. Marone and her work have been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, CNN, and various outlets. Previously, Marone served as the CEO of Smart-Girl, Inc. and was awarded the “Women Who Light Up the Community” in 2004 by the Boulder Chamber of Commerce.

Deborah Luscomb, Program Manager
Luscomb has spent decades managing vibrant non-profits, including an alternative school which she co-founded 20 years ago. She has a passion for bringing people together around difficult, but necessary conversations. She brings extensive training in meditation, contemplation, and deep listening to her role managing both mentors and clients.

May Mgbolu, Development and Recruiting Associate
Growing up along the Mexico/US border in Tucson, AZ has been a constant motivator for May to learn about social injustice and policy. Her experiences have led her to study how political narratives affect communities across diverse cultural and racial landscapes. May has served as a 2010 Young People For (YP4) Fellow, 2011-2012 Equal Justice Senior Fellow for the Roosevelt Institute Campus Network, and has participated in various projects aimed to end school-to-prison-pipeline policies and address the avenues in which individuals become entangled in the criminal system.


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