Resilience Reimagined spotlights the amazing work of 4 individuals who’ve partnered with Capital One to reimagine and improve the circumstances for those living in marginalized communities.
My job was to capture these people in their every day, work environments, and make them shine in a way that matches all the incredible things they are doing for their communities.
Alex Roque works at The Ali Forney Center, the nation’s largest organization dedicated to housing LGBTQ+ youth – who are 8X more likely to be homeless. When the pandemic hit, Alex and his team did everything they could to keep their homes open and properly stocked with food.
Wil Del Pilar works at The Education Trust, a nonprofit based in D.C. that fights to increase college access and create education equity for historically underserved students. As the pandemic further exacerbated such systemic inequities, Wil advocates at the Federal and State level for more school funding, teacher diversity, and digital access to help the students who need it most.
Jerelyn Rodriguez, co-founder, and CEO of The Knowledge House works to educate, empower, and mentor her students – who mostly stem from low-income communities in the Bronx – with customized programs that give them the technical and business skills they need to land 6-figure salaries in some of the most prestigious tech companies in the US.
Whitley Denson works at Year Up, a national nonprofit dedicated to giving young adults the technical skills, experience, and support they need to land an internship with one of their corporate partners who are all Fortune 1000 companies. The best part is, 90% of their graduates continue their education or are hired after they finish the program.