About CORE

Our Vision

We envision a world that continually strives for growth and radical empathy, disallows the existence of injustice, and ensures that all peoples have the opportunity to reach their full potential regardless of circumstance.

Our Mission Statement

We work collaboratively with a community-oriented framework to educate and equip individuals and organizations with accessible tools and techniques that allow them to strive for and sustain an equitable lifestyle/workplace environment.

Our Values

Justice

We believe everyone deserves a fair shot, but our society is unsuited for it. As a result we are rooted in justice for all through the lens of diversity and accessibility.

Community

We uplift, draw from, and benefit voices of minority communities. We acknowledge that we are not experts on all topics, therefore we will always amplify and support the expertise of our peers.

Growth

Our consultants and our clients are continually growing. We are engaged in lifelong learning. We are aware, up-to-date, and innovative- making sure that our approaches remain accessible and fresh.

Our Story

As women of color with different intersectionalities, social justice is not only a professional development topic, but a necessary consideration for the reality that we live in. The past several years, each of our team members have hosted one-off workshops, panels, and events on topics related to equity. It became clear in 2020 during the Black Lives Matter movement that our work was not enough. We came together to educate our respective communities about their colorism and anti-Blackness; and allies about how to engage in sustainable allyship. We decided then that our work must continue beyond individuals and we created Community Organizing for Radical Empathy.


Meet Our Team

Joie Ha

As the daughter of refugees, Joie Ha (she/her/hers) has always endeavored to do more good for more people. She has been an activist and organizer for minority communities in Colorado for over 10 years. She has a B.A. in Anthropology and a M.A. in Development Practice with a focus on holistic methods of treating mental health for the Vietnamese refugee community in Denver. She has completed development work in Malaysia as a Community Development Officer in Kampung Sungai Suloh, and Cambodia as a researcher regarding how hip-hop can create fictive kin for youth enticed by the familial aspects of gangs. In the United States, Joie often engages in community projects with focus on anti-racist work, civic engagement, and the intersection of art and activism. She currently works as a Partnership Specialist for the U.S. Census Bureau, specializing in outreach for undercounted populations; and serves as Vice Chair for the Denver Asian American Pacific Islander Commission. 

What is your favorite show?
Avatar the Last Airbender- so much so that I named my dog Kuzon (an alias for the main character)!

Gina Atkins

Gina Atkins (she/her/hers) is an academic activist and educator. She has a B.A. in language, writing and rhetoric, and will earn her M.A. in rhetoric and composition this spring 2021. Her research specializes in developing antiracist pedagogy for not only the writing classroom, but to empower individuals in both their academic and personal communication as well. Gina strongly believes that utilizing discursive strategies is the key to community engagement and healing. 

What motivates you?
I am motivated by my endless pursuit to learn–whether it’s learning about a new culture or deep-diving into a musician’s discography–I’m always interested in learning everything about anything.

Ananda Dimock

Ananda Dimock (she/her/hers) graduated from the University of Denver with a B.A. in marketing, specializing in advertising and content creation. With her entrepreneurial spirit, Ananda is keenly aware of the injustice that surrounds the business world. As a result, she is highly passionate about ethical consumerism; understanding that inequality exists beyond the United States and is exacerbated through the divide between the Global North and Global South. With her expertise in design and marketing, Ananda creates materials that are accessible and aimed towards educating communities of color and allies on different issues regarding social justice. In this new day and age, Ananda recognizes an opportunity in engaging an already activated youth through design and social media. Her works and efforts have supported organizations like Street’s Hope, C.A.R.E., Movement For Black Lives, and Black Visions Collective. Ananda believes that education should be democratized and acts as a design activist to make sure important knowledge is shared widely.  

What is your favorite show?
Parks and Recreation is my absolute favorite show. It’s witty and makes you feel good, what else would you want?

Winnie Pham

Winnie Pham (she/her/hers) is currently a fourth year student at the University of Denver studying International Relations with a minor in Business Information Analytics and set to graduate this upcoming March 2021. Winnie has worked as an assistant researcher at the Human Trafficking Center and spent time fundraising for organizations such as Street’s Hope and CARE. Winnie enjoys organizing and planning and is also passionate about creating a sense of community for those around her. 

What is your favorite show?
I love Haikyuu, a Japanese anime about volleyball! It’s just funny, lighthearted, and very motivating. Watching it never fails to put me in a good mood!


Let’s build something together.