City Year Denver Appoints Dustin Tollefsrud & Ann Wilson to the Denver Board
Denver (March 2021) – City Year Denver has appointed Dustin Tollefsrud, of Comcast, and Ann Wilson, nonprofit professional, to serve on the City Year Denver Board.
City Year is a national education organization that unites young people for a year of service in public schools in 29 high-need communities across the country. In Denver, 71 AmeriCorps members serve full-time in 9 of the city’s schools, reaching over 4,500 students each day. City Year AmeriCorps members partner with teachers and principals to provide academic and social-emotional support to students, helping them stay on track to graduate from high school prepared for college and career success.
“We are excited that Ann and Dustin will be joining our distinguished Board at City Year Denver,” said Morris Price, Jr., Executive Director of City Year Denver. “They both bring outstanding leadership and a deep connection to our mission that will prove critical in helping City Year Denver reach our goals so we can get more students on track to graduation so they can be successful.”
Dustin Tollefsrud is Director of Customer Experience (CX) for the Mountain West Region at Comcast. In this role, Dustin leads and manages the strategy for our customer experience efforts across the region. He oversees all CX initiatives including elevations, customer callbacks, and key behaviors. Dustin’s responsibilities also include the ongoing leadership and management of strategic process efforts across the region, leading regional Net Promoter System activities. He also serves as a representative for Mountain West Region on the West Division Customer Experience team, working to drive customer-centric business strategy aimed at dramatically transforming the residential customer experience for the West Division’s $13 billion enterprise.
“The impact City Year AmeriCorps members have on their students inspires me,” said Tollefsrud. “I am honored to support their service as a member of the City Year Denver board.”
Ann Wilson is a nonprofit professional and a nonpracticing attorney. She is also the parent of a student who experienced the positive impact of City Year Denver. She works at PEAK Parent Center, a nonprofit that supports families who have children with disabilities and works to advance the full inclusion of people with disabilities in their schools and communities. She has a range of experience, including corporate law and international business, and volunteers with a variety of community organizations.
“I have seen firsthand the incredible work of City Year in our schools,” said Wilson. “It is an honor to support City Year Denver as a board member as their AmeriCorps members deliver proven interventions to Denver’s students to impact real change in our communities.”
City Year AmeriCorps members tutor students one-on-one, provide support in classrooms (in-person or virtual), build students’ social-emotional learning skills and run afterschool programs. In Denver, 83% of DPS students who were coached by City Year AmeriCorps members significantly improved on key interpersonal, social-emotional development competencies related to college and career readiness.
City Year partners with schools to create learning environments where all students can build on their strengths, persevere through challenges and thrive. Diverse teams of City Year AmeriCorps members serve in schools full time as student success coaches. They help students cultivate social, emotional and academic skills, whether that’s mastering fractions or learning to work in teams—skills that are important in school and in life. Through their work in schools and communities, City Year AmeriCorps members make a difference in the lives of students they serve while also acquiring valuable skills that prepare them to become the next generation of civically engaged leaders.
City Year is among the nation’s fastest-growing nonprofit social enterprises. The organization’s 900 staff and 3,000 AmeriCorps members work and serve in 29 communities across the country. City Year also has international affiliates in South Africa and the United Kingdom. A proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network, City Year is supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service, local school districts, and private philanthropy from corporations, foundations and individuals. Learn more at www.cityyear.org, City Year’s Facebook page, on Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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