About

Our Mission

Build women’s economic, social, and cultural capital because powerful women build healthy families and thriving communities.

Meet Our Team

sade cooper

Sade Cooper

Co-Founder & CEO

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hilari smith

Hilari Smith

Co-Founder & COO

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katherine casey

Katherine Casey

Chief Strategy Officer

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darcie ezell

Darcie Ezell

Director of Workforce

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michaela lewis

Michaela’ Lewis

Workforce Coordinator

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sheriece hurd

Sheriece Hurd

Lead Youth Service Specialist

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jamarian evans

Jamarian Evans

Senior Coordinator

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noel emerson

Noel Emerson

Re-Entry Elementary Coordinator

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tia deville

Tia DeVille

Judicial Specialist

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ashley alston

Ashley Alston

Workforce
Case Manager

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sade cooper

Aaliyah Ali

Brand Consultant &
Social Media Manager

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nola mckenson

Nola Mckenson

Director
of Finance

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josh edwards

Josh Edwards

Finance
Manager

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Changing lives one woman at a time.

Collaborative Healing Initiative within Communities (CHIC) helps families break intergenerational cycles of poverty and violence. We strengthen families and communities by strengthening women and girls. We fill a critical gap in the landscape of institutions and service providers by offering culturally-relevant, whole-family, female-focused supports that directly intervene in the systems that most frequently fail communities: education, workforce, and criminal justice.

How We Work – CHIC Values and Working Commitments

Invest in women – We believe that investing in the health, wealth, and wellbeing of women strengthens families and communities.

Support families – We believe in wrapping supports around the families of the women we serve.

Mentor mind, body, and spirit – We believe in healthy living, health relationships, and healthy decision-making.

Develop positive identity – We believe in personal and collective pride, efficacy, and power.

Cultivate capital – We believe that connections between families, institutions, and service providers strengthens the social fabric in our communities.

Innovate – We believe that we must adapt to fill unmet needs, find unrealized opportunities, and better serve our changing community.

CHIC Denver

CHIC offers a variety of services in intervention and prevention that address economic deprivation, mental health, youth violence and the overall stability of the family.

Address: 10660 E Colfax Ave, Suite A | Aurora, CO 80010
Email: info@chicdenver.org
Phone: 303-993-8511