Impact Portfolio: We Are MLT
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Our Rising Leaders speak their truths about challenges, superpowers, and how they pay it forward. Check out their stories to learn how MLT is changing the lives of individuals, their families, and their communities. We’re constantly inspired by our amazing Rising Leaders, whose talent and tenacity make the world better.

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Triston Francis
"I’m a first generation college student...For me, this process of navigating corporate America was not something that was discussed at the dinner table."
Ta'Niele Simmons
"My aspiration in life is to be an example for the people in my family who haven't had the opportunities the same as I have, and to help them get to where they want to be."
Malachia Foard
"MLT has absolutely changed the financial trajectory of me and my family. I wouldn’t have the full-time offer I have now, if it wasn’t for MLT."
Yasmin Serrato-Muñoz
"Knowing that things that I once dreamed of are now concrete paths for others, like my brother, makes me hopeful for a future..."
Denise Adusei
"My stepfather was a janitor at my high school and my mother was a housekeeper. For some people, it’s an option to go to your parents for advice. I didn’t know where to begin."
Sean Heywood
"What John and the MLT team did quite well was significantly increase the probability that I would actually realize the future I had envisioned for my family."
Christina Whatley
"Service has been at the top of my mind ever since I was a kid...I use that as my North Star as I make my decisions."
Brandon Hoffman
"Before MLT, I was honestly skeptical of organizations that attempt to help those who are underserved, because I had personally never experienced an effective one."
Anddria Clack-Rogers Varnado
"“It’s not necessarily all about the work or your accomplishments; it’s about us, as people, and the impact that we’re having by living a fulfilled life.”"
Darryn Lee
"MLT gave me tremendous confidence to be bold and pursue things I may not have otherwise."
Siera Arena
"When I think about MLT's impact on my community and my family...I see it as a start of something bigger for the generations to come."
Roberto Rosas
"When you participate in MLT, you join a network of excellence, and it's contagious."
Caroline Ferreira
"I recognize the power of my leadership position, and how I can influence the lives of others by giving unconventional choices a chance."
Aaron Samuels
"“I try to hire people who are always looking to create something that’s new, fresh, and moves the world toward more justice and equity through creativity.”"
Laura Sandoval
"I remember when I got my full-time offer letter, and I saw how much I would be making. I started crying tears of joy. Looking at that number I realized I would be making more money than my mom and dad combined."
Damien Hooper-Campbell
"My MBA Prep Coach and cohort pushed me to bring out some things that I didn’t even know were in me and to connect some dots that I didn’t know could be connected."
Justin Steele
"MLT gave me the confidence I needed to own my place within business school and future leadership positions in management."
Steven Peralta
"I am extremely invested in paying it forward, and providing others from low socioeconomic communities with the same academic and professional privileges I have had in life."
Lesley Chen-Young
"Before, I had a very narrow view of what a 'career' meant and what my potential was. Now, I have the confidence to pursue a life of financial freedom for myself and my descendants."
Joshua Jordan
"Not only did MLT expose me to the opportunities of my dreams, it also prepared me to take hold of those opportunities and be confident that I am good enough."