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Leslie L. Juniel

October 10, 2017 | By |

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Leslie is a native of Colorado.  She is passionate about making positive contributions to the community.  She is part of a large family whose history and legacy are deeply rooted in the Denver community, and she knows she has an obligation to leave the world a better place than how she found it.   

Leslie is a Senior Program Manager of Equity Initiatives on the Culture, Equity, and Leadership team in Denver Public Schools.  She currently leads the implementation of the African-American Equity Task Force recommendations and all equity initiatives.  Prior to this role, Leslie was Manager of Training and Employee Development on the same team.  Leslie is an alumna of Denver Public Schools and is proud to represent five generations of DPS attendees and graduates!

Leslie has also worked for INROADS, Inc., the Rocky Mountain News, YouthBiz, Inc., Girls Incorporated of Metro Denver, Girl Scouts Mile High Council, and the Colorado Marrow Donor Program at Bonfils Blood Center.  Leslie participates in many community programs and events.  She is an alumna of INROADS, Inc., the African-American Leadership Institute, Leadership Denver and Future Black Women Leaders of Colorado, Center for Progressive Leadership, and is past president of the Foundation for the Next Frontier.  Leslie led the ‘re-birth’ of the annual Juneteenth Celebrations in Denver from 2008-2011.  She previously sat on the board of directors of Colorado High School Charter and the Colorado Black Women for Political Action.  She has two grandchildren who currently attend Academy 360.