Announcing DEUCE Community Inc.'s First Full-Time Hire

Three years ago, I had what I thought might be a great idea. I poured my soul into putting this idea down on paper and showed it to Logan, expecting him to tell me how to make it better. 

Instead, he told me that it was a great idea and asked how I was going to get it off the ground. I told him I wasn’t sure, I was worried no one would want to give someone with my background money for a big project like this. 

He then explained to me that as an investor, he would never give money to someone with an idea for a lemonade stand, he’d ask to see the business first. He then looked me square in the eye and asked me what it would look like If I wild-wested my idea tomorrow. 

I HAVEN’T TAKEN MUCH TIME TO LOOK BACK SINCE.

If you are familiar with this blog, I’m sure you know that idea became DEUCE Community, Inc., our nonprofit that works with those who are system, substance, and housing impacted. DEUCE believes no one should be excluded from an opportunity because of their background. 

Our primary work is getting those in our programs to see that they are worthy of a seat at the table. Once this happens, they transform not just themselves, but the people and environments around them. 

One of our greatest stories of transformation is Joe Bojorquez. Thanks to generous grants from Simply Good Foods and Stand Together, we’ve been able to hire Jose in a role that empowers him to coach others down a path similar to the one he traversed. 

Reflecting on what my idea has become gives me gratitude and hope. The most fulfilling moments of my life come from DEUCE Community. It has evolved and continues to evolve into something I could not have foreseen. Today, my heart is full knowing the impact Jose will have on those who walk through the gate at 110 Lincoln needing someone to believe in them.