Executive Team

 

Larry Martinez, Deputy Director

Larry Martinez first walked into the Parish on May 31, 1994 to join the West Side Drug Free Youth Team.  The following year he enrolled in La Academia and graduated in 2000. In 2002 he joined the staff as the Office Manager and Community Resource Coordinator. Today Larry is the Deputy Director of the Denver Inner City Parish.

 

Charleen Ramirez-Mares, Principal of La Academia

Charleen has been at La Academia since 2001.  She holds a BA in Chicano Studies from Metropolitan State College of Denver and has worked in education for over 20 years.  Her experience as a first generation student has come in handy when working with the youth of La Academia.  Charleen sees herself in the students.  It is her mission to help each student at La Academia realize their worth and believe that anything they put their minds to is possible!

 

Anne Kleinkopf, Senior Pastor

Anne comes to us with over 25 years of community service, with an extensive background in practicing law, community activism, managing volunteer and community service programs, and serving on non-profit boards.  Anne has also served as a volunteer in many of DICP’s programs.  Anne earned a B.A. from the University of Virginia and a J.D. from the University of Michigan, and is working toward a degree at Iliff School of Theology.

 

leo for websiteLeo Alirez, College View Community Center (CVCC) and Life-Line Director

A Denver Native and former gang member, Leo is now a Certified Addiction Counselor and holds a B.A. in Addictions with an emphasis on high risk youth from Metropolitan State College of Colorado. Leo began at DICP in September 2015 as Director of both CVCC and Life-Line, a DICP gang disengagement program. He has extensive experience working with the Colorado judicial systems, fostering non profit collaborations, and helping former gang members successfully reintegrate back into the community.