The Angel K Love Project (AKLP) is proud to share that it has always been governed by all-female Board Of Directors. We are also proud to share that two of our Board Members are minority and two of Board Members are part of the LGBTQ community! 🏳️🌈 We are a diverse Board and we are open to support all youth in need, but we also hope to give additional support, love, and healing to the diverse youth of minorities, LGBTQ youth, and kids with special needs!
In 2012, a very special person to Amy and Michelle was killed in a tragic car accident. Her name was Karina. A year after her death, Michelle and Amy felt guided to create something positive and loving in Karina’s memory.
At Karina’s one-year memorial on March 4th, 2013, they had an inspiration to make 100 burritos for the homeless with their friends and family. After the memorial, Amy and Michelle delivered all those burritos to men, women, and children in areas of need. With a permanent marker, they hand wrote “Angel K Love Project” on the aluminum foil of each burrito and the Angel K Love Project was born.
Since that day, Michelle coordinated a variety of volunteer and donation projects every month on Facebook. She sent an FB invites out to anyone who wanted to join the project. Initially, just close friends and family joined them, but after four years of volunteer work people from around the city came out to help serve the community in and around Denver, CO.
Within 2 years, the Angel K Love Project Facebook page reached more than 1,000 likes from around the world thanks to Michelle and Amy's travels. After four years, they helped over 50 different non-profit organizations in a variety of ways and they clocked in 3,000 hours of volunteer work!
Taking The AKLP To The Next Level
In 2017, they decided to shift their focus to the most precious thing there is in this life -The Future Generations. They announced that they were going to follow the calling in their hearts to take Angel K Love Project to the next level.
They believe the best way to positively change the future of our world is by positively impacting those who will carry it. Their hearts break each time they think about how many millions of children are without love and ultimately forgotten in the world today. Children are tasked with quite an immense responsibility on this planet, but many of them may never know how important they are.
Forgotten children must be remembered if we want to improve the future generations!
AKLP Board Of Directors:
CO-FOUNDER | EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Michelle is from Aurora, Colorado and she is of Spanish, Mexican-American, Native American, and German heritage. Michelle is also proud to be a part of the LGBTQ community 🏳️🌈. She has dedicated over twenty years of her life working with children. After receiving her Masters in Education and endorsement in teaching English as a Second Language (ESL), she taught for eight years in public schools and Taught English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) for two years in Spain...
CO-FOUNDER | PRESIDENT
Amy strives to make a difference in the lives of children because she knows that a little care can go a long way. Amy is a proud to be a part of the LGBTQ community 🏳️🌈. She deeply cherishes the help she received in school because she struggled with dyslexia and other learning disabilities that made reading, writing, and math very challenging for her. Amy was also severely bullied from elementary school to high school and felt very alone...
Cathy Hawk is an expert in energy... human energy. Since 1994, she has coached thousands of thought leaders and entrepreneurs to turn human energy into peak experience and peak performance. She created the Get Clarity® Operating System, an innovative method to integrate body, mind, and spirit for life and business...
Julene entered the financial industry in 2011, but she has over 20 years of experience in operations, marketing, event planning, HR, corporate financials, compliance/branch audits, client servicing, training, sales, project committees and executive support. She was also an owner of a Creative Memories small business for 13 years, where she held events and provided digital software training and ongoing support to her clients...
Laura was born in the Bronx and is of Puerto Rican/German heritage. Her family moved to
Southern California where her father pursued a career as a Construction Coordinator in the
Motion Picture Industry. While in California she worked as the Executive Assistant for the Motion Picture & Television Writers Pension and Health Fund in Burbank CA. She and her husband relocated to Asheville
NC in 2003 to...
GARDEN PROJECT DIRECTOR
Judy’s favorite place to be is in nature. She is a flower child, raised in Detroit, who spent lots of time exploring the beauty of Northern Michigan with her family. Her dad was a science teacher, so there was never a lost opportunity to learn about rocks, trees and symbiotic relationships. Her love of the great outdoors was enriched by her travels throughout the world. Some of her favorite adventures have been walking the Cameo in Spain...
Elizabeth (she/her or they/them) has a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Washington with a concentration in Community-Centered Integrative Practice, and is a licensed Independent Clinical Social Work Associate. She identifies as a queer, neurodivergent, multi-racial woman, and is especially passionate about working with LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC youth who have experienced trauma and/or identify as neurodiverse. From a small farming town in rural Indiana, she was once a kid in need herself, and understands just how meaningful positive connections with humans, animals, and nature can be...