Marisol Cruz | Latino Leadership Institute

Marisol Cruz

Marisol is currently a Senior Manager for Capacity Building in the Evaluation and Learning department at Mile High United Way where she leads the Leadership Advisory Council—a resident capacity building, leadership development program. In this role, Marisol also works to build nonprofit partners’ capacity in evaluation and performance measurement under Mile High United Way’s Impact United effort. In her time at Mile High United Way, she managed a Federal multi-year, multi-million-dollar grant called the Social Innovation Fund. The Social Innovation Fund focused on building nonprofits’ capacity to provide high-quality, early literacy programs to children, birth to age 8, across Colorado. Prior to entering the nonprofit sector, Marisol worked as a freelance writer while traveling abroad in South America. She also has experience in Education as an English teacher in San Sebastian, Spain and as a substitute teacher in metro Denver. Marisol graduated summa cum laude from the University of Colorado in 2007 with Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and Spanish. She also holds a master’s degree in Public Health with an emphasis in Community and Behavioral Health from the Colorado School of Public Health. She is a graduate of Samadhi Center for Yoga’s 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training and recently completed the Fellowship program at the Latino Leadership Institute. Marisol has also served on the board of a local nonprofit organization, Colorado Statewide Parent Coalition, and as a Leadership Team member of Colorado 9to25. She is fluent in Spanish and has traveled to 26 countries around the world.

Current Position: senior manager, capacity building, mile high united way


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