The. Best. People. Like, Ever.

Volunteers are at the core of just about everything we do at New Era. And for that, we think volunteer are priceless–worth a lot and not for sale.

Thousands of committed volunteers have helped make the magic happen at New Era over the years. We couldn’t possibly list them all, but here’s a peak at a few of them to give you a taste:

Dana Maher

281546_2224600409877_1093764420_2717874_7101482_nWhat do you get busy with outside of New Era?

I thrive when I am busy, so other than New Era I go to school, as well as work. I love to maintain an active lifestyle, but can’t resist a good Netflix binge either.

How will you be saving the world 10 years from now?

Hopefully I will become Beyonce.

Most important political issue to you (and why):

I am extremely passionate about voter knowledge and registration. It is so important for everyone to know about what they are voting for and why, and to be registered to vote if eligible!

Favorite New Era memory:

My favorite New Era event would just be the little moments, day to day, raising awareness for local issues among the student population, as well as getting everyone registered to vote!

Favorite political personality:

Olivia Pope or Jon Stewart.

 

Brook Stableford (aka DJ Brookstar Partypants)

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I love riding my bike, outdoor adventure, speaking foreign languages and DJing wild dance parties. Evidence is at djbrookstar.com.

How will you be saving the world 10 years from now?
Hmmm. I suppose reminding people to experience joy in their lives via impromptu dance parties and, since we will have defeated tracking and GMOs, fighting whatever terrible idea humans invent 9 years from now.

Most important political issue to you (and why):

Environmental protection, even more than equality and poverty issues. Getting same-sex marriage would be low on my list if I were suffering fracking poisoning.

Favorite New Era memory:

OH, I have to say DJing the 2014 Denver Pride pre-party on top of the New Era bus!

Favorite political personality:

Personality in politics? That would have to be New Era.

 

Daniela Enriquez


imageWhat do you get busy with outside of New Era?

I find myself dabbling in all sorts of things, from managing my family’s restaurant to defending women’s reproductive rights. There’s never a dull moment in my life…except when I’m hitting the books at CU Denver.

How will you be saving the world 10 years from now?

I’ll quit driving…Oh and I’ll also be working in immigration law!

Most important political issue to you (and why):

Immigration. I’m a first generation Mexican American. My roots are the most important thing to me (if you can’t tell by the shine in my hair)!

Favorite New Era memory:

Winning the 2013 election against Xcel!! Hours of canvassing, phone banking and voter registration really do pay off.

Favorite political personality:

Favorite political personality?? The PEOPLE of course. Democracy is better when everybody shows up, and the people aren’t given enough credit.

 

May Mgbolu


What do you get busy with outside of New Era?

Working with offenders pre- and post-release with FOCUS Reentry, discussing social justice issues, setting up community service events with Boulder Young Professionals, listening to good music, watching, writing and breathing poetry, and thinking of ways to satisfy my wanderlust.

How will you be saving the world 10 years from now?

Blending research and passion to creatively help policymakers, practitioners and stakeholders change their punitive practices and utilize programs and methods that treat offenders and minimize recidivism.

Most important political issue to you (and why):

Racial justice, because since the inception of the U.S., the role of race has been the most intricate issue. It has created a framework for ongoing inequalities that disproportionately place burdens on minorities.

Favorite New Era memory:

Rafting down the South Platte River discussing gentrification and environmental justice. Amazing!

Favorite political personality:

Congressman John Lewis. Why? Because he’s never afraid to be his authentic self. I mean, have you seen him dance to “Happy” by Pharrel Williams at work? (Go watch it.)