Brendan Greene

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Co-Founder and Executive Director

Brendan Greene is a co-founder of the East Colfax Community Collective who was raised in the East Colfax Corridor who has built his whole professional career around creating grassroots models of community-centered decision making.

Brendan graduated with a degree in Latin American and Latino Studies from the University of California at Santa Cruz before joining the farmworker movement and being trained in the house meeting model of Cesar Chavez as the National Boycott Director for the United Farm Workers in California (2000-2004) and the Farm Labor Organizing Committee in North Carolina and Monterrey Mexico (2004-2007).

He received a Masters in Public Affairs from the Lyndon Byron Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, Austin.

Brendan brings more than 20 years of community organizing experience that focuses on challenging power to create space where impacted leadership is respected and in control of decision-making power over campaigns and policies. With decades of experience working with immigrant and refugee communities as a labor organizer and Campaigns Director for the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (2009-2019), Brendan brings a unique skillset and expertise in how to organize with diverse, multicultural communities to identify community priorities, build coalition, and create programs and policies to meet community identified needs.