April is a recipient of the 2019 Dallas Business Journal, Top 40 Under 40 award. She was also nominated as a 2018 finalist for the Dallas Startup Evangelist of the Year Award. April has been featured in publications by Northwestern University, the College Success Foundation, and the Mayor’s Star Council. In 2018, her client Church Farm School was awarded funding by the Oprah Winfrey Foundation for the work April led with the 9th-12th grade boarding school in developing a successful college completion program.
April has a Master of Science degree from Northwestern University in Learning and Organizational Change and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington in Sociology and Geography.
April is originally from Chicago and is the first person in her family to graduate from college. She is committed to helping other students, especially first-generation college students to do the same. Her goal is to equip young people to develop a positive view, experience, and understanding of God, self, and community, so they can grow up to be empowered adults who live not only a productive life, but a purposeful one. April also works to train and coach educators and leaders to reignite their own dreams, strengthen their leadership and strategically work with people in a way that produces individual ownership, increased motivation, and improved outcomes.
April dedicates her life to positively impacting others through the non-profit, corporate and ministry work she leads through Bold Believers United as well as her volunteerism. She has been a mentor to young people ages 12-25yrs old for over 15yrs and is also involved in her community through serving as a(n):
Licensed Christian Minister at the Potter’s House Church
President of the King’s University Graduate Student Council
Economic Security Grant Reviewer for the Texas Women’s Foundation
Alumni of the Mayor’s Star Council
Alumni of Leadership ISD
And a number of additional service organizations including Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
April enjoys traveling around the world especially to blue water beaches, snapping pictures of nature and people or taking a class to continue her learning. She became a licensed minister in 2017 and looks forward to seeing God’s plan continually unfold.