workshop 2: May 11

target community

Recognizing how our skills can be used in a community is essential to begin any work in the social impact sector. This workshop will provide tools that will give you a more thorough awareness of the community you want to serve.  These tools will help you define your community, understand its assets, determine its needs, and explore available opportunities in the social impact sector.


  • Defining and finding a community 

  • History, challenges, and assets of a community  

  • Personal skills and the future of the community

  • Opportunities in the social impact sector  


  • Learn how to define the community to identify its specific needs

  • Provide tools to identify the assets of the community to better serve it with your skills

  • Find opportunities that fit your skills and passion with the target community

COST $125

*breakfast and lunch included


Zonya Dawson

Victim Advocate Coordinator, APDC

Zonya was born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand and moved to the U.S. at the age of 14. She graduated from Colorado State University with a B.A. in International Studies. She is currently a Victim Advocate Coordinator at the Asian Pacific Development Center (APDC: where she oversees advocates, interns and volunteers who work to connect immigrant and refugee victims of crime with culturally and linguistically appropriate housing, legal, and whole health services. In addition, Zonya provides educational awareness workshops to community members as well as other service providers on topics such as Domestic Violence in AAPI communities, Domestic Violence in the Muslim Community, Healthy Relationship, and Teen Dating Violence Awareness. Her dream is that one day we all can live in a world free of victimization, she believes the path is through education, prevention, kindness and open mindedness. 

Maria Ignacia Miranda

Field Manager, COLOR

Maria Ignacia was born and raised in Chile, and moved to the U.S. in 2006. She graduated from the University of Colorado Denver with a B.A. in International Studies and Political Science. She is interested in a variety of social justice issues, especially concerning the Denver and Colorado community; however, she believes that the conversations around collaboration and intersectionality among social justice organizations are the key to creating effective change in the community.  With a passion for learning, Maria Ignacia enjoys exchanging viewpoints and information with colleagues, friends, and family.  As Gabriela Mistral once said, “Los días más felices son aquellos que nos hacen sabios.” She started out as a Community Organizer at COLOR (Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights: and is now Field Manager. She has been in the position since February 1st and is excited to see the way COLOR’s field program grows and changes to what the Latinx community needs. She currently manages COLOR’s canvassing programs, coordinates volunteers, and manages the COLORado 1in3 Youth Council - a group of college students who is changing the dialogue around abortion care through storytelling, organizing, and activism.