Our mission is to create opportunities through exposure thus stimulating the wealth gap in Montbello and attacking those disparities within the community. COVID-19 has worsened this trend, a problem created by years of inequitable opportunities and infrastructure. Analytics support economic disparities in Montbello.
Our program name describes the basis of who we are:
Athletics - to fine tune basic fundamental and overall knowledge of the sport of choice.
& -There is more than being just an athlete.
Beyond - to encourage participants to strive for academic success, volunteerism, and plan for a career beyond playing sports.
The vision of A&B has is to retain and secure a consistent workforce to provide services for the community at large. Shrinking the wealth gap through direct hiring of community residents, partnering with resident ran nonprofits, patronizing small Black and Hispanic owned businesses, and independent contractors is contributing to the overall financial health of Montbello economy.
Our Annual Reports
2018 - 100 Men Who Cook Funding Beneficiary (for work in the community with young adults)
2018 - Colorado State University football Hometown Hero's Award
2016, 2017 and 2018 - My Brother's Keeper 25 Honoree (Narcy Jackson football, JC Martinez baseball, and Marlene DeLa Rosa North H.S. basketball)
2016 - Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce Non-Profit of the year finalist.
2014 - Angels Award
2014 - Steps to Success Adult Community Service Award
2014 - Steps to Success Youth Community Service Award
2012 - 2015 - Proclamations Girls Empowerment & Life Beyond Sports workshops
2010 - Sprint Youth Community Champion Award (AliJah Jackson)
Board of Directors
Ali Jackson: Chair
Michelle McGee: Treasurer
Brad Florentin: Career Exploration and Business Development
Gregg Pollard: Athletic Enrichment and Academic Governance
Jerold Foster: Leadership Development
Fritz Scadden: At-Large
Narcy Jackson: Executive Director
Kyle Reese: Program Director
Will Owens: Marketing Manager
Amani Jackson: Office Assistant
Maya Ries: Receptionist
(Click Maya's picture to read about her channel 9 news article)
Victoria Aguilar: Receptionist