THE WOMEN OF MAMABIRD
We are offering a truly beautiful experience of genuine human connection. An intersectional conversation with an amazing young person. We will put your loved one at ease. We are incredibly skilled at their jobs, and on top of that the experience is invaluable for various life and professional skills for our women. Our work is a win/win/win on so many different levels. The women who benefit from our programs a truly remarkable, and a world where they are empowered and have the means to live their dreams is one we want to live in.
Areyana is currently an undergraduate student at the University of Colorado, Boulder where she double majors in journalism and critical media practices with a minor in leadership studies. She has just received the prestigious Newman Civic Fellowship.
Janine is currently our lead interviewer. She is a stay at home mother of two and a military spouse. Janine holds space for amazing, extraordinary, everyday people of all backgrounds to share their stories and teachings. Losing her father while in her teens has made her see the importance of documenting the wisdom of our elders.
Yusura was the Valedictorian of her high school class and is currently majoring in Anthropology at the University of Colorado Denver. Yusura’s openness to learn of others cultures and stories creates a comfortable environment for others to speak their truth.
Karla is a mother of 3. She is currently going back to college in order to become a registered oncology nurse. She grew up very fast having her first child in her early teens. Karla has a passion for stories and is an amazing mentor to our younger community members. Karla is also bilingual and conducts interviews in Spanish as well as English.
Allie is in college studying graphic design. She is passionate about people and wants to see everyone especially families from lower socioeconomic areas thrive. She is a skilled interviewer who's goal is to put the interviewee at ease. She also runs Mamabird's Social Media. In her spare time she loves photographing family and friends.
Lorena is an Accounting major at Metro State University of Denver. She is passionate about giving back and also helps our her Church Community with various humanitarian projects. Along with interviewing for Mamabird in both English and Spanish, she also helps schedule our interviews and does customer service.
We will do important work for you. All while economically empowering and open doors for young women of color. Believe in us. Let us create something priceless for your family.
*Major Life Event
Imagine having a recorded interview of your parents or grandparents to share with future generations. What would you pay for this today? We feel this is a priceless gift for the entire family. How about yourself when you got engaged? Graduated High School or College?
The Process: One of our amazing community members will conduct and record a Zoom interview with the loved one(s) of your choosing in order to capture their essence. We will document their family history, family stories, wisdom and advice. The process takes about an hour and a half. This recording will one day be invaluable to you and your entire family.
Now combine a video that will one day be priceless with the knowledge that you are also helping an amazing young person on their path to success. Please take the time to read our interviewers blog posts about how this work is changing their lives.
I believe in a future where young people from marginalized communities have all doors opened for them, and have the skills and power to step through whatever doors they choose.
I have learned so much in the past 10 years teaching in Montbello, and know our world will be better if the young people I have had the honor to teach, and mentor, gain power in our society.
I also believe that life is so precious and tomorrow is not promised. You need to be documenting your loved ones today so that you will have their wisdom, mannerisms, cadence and joy documented forever. I think Zoom is the perfect medium for this work.
When you support Mamabird, you are supporting an amazing and growing group of young women. I have personally put more than $12,000 of my own money into the pockets of our amazing women, and I ask that you do something that is good for them, and good for you. Please purchase an interview. This small investment will be priceless to your family one day. How many things can you say that about?
I live in Central Park (Denver) with my wonderful wife and our two healthy children
CHECK OUT THE IMPACT WE ARE MAKING!
Over $85,000 has been paid out to our women and paid interns
Mamabird is so thankful for the generosity from The Center for Trauma & Resilience . CTR has offered free Therapy Sessions and group therapy for our Mamabird community. We believe mental health is one of, if not the most important things in the pathway to our young people's success.
MAMABIRD MENTORS GRANT PROGRAM
Mamabird has received a $15,000 Grant from The Denver Foundation. and $10,000 from the City of Denver's Human Together Grant Fund. This money went directly to the pockets of 15 members of our community. With Mamabird Mentors our community was paid to interview established women to learn from their success and get guidance and mentorship on the future.
Over the course of the summer months we paid 10 speakers to come speak to our community on a variety of subjects ranging from Mental Health, to Entrepreneurship. We have found our community members are able to retain so much more after graduating high school due to their lived life experiences. We called these classes Mamabird Gradschool.