C L I E N T T E S T I M O N I A L S
Rachel is a compassionate and talented facilitator who communicates effectively with her audiences. I have been impressed with her ability to build consensus around complicated projects. Rachel is especially effective when organizing and empowering the disenfranchised and those who don’t feel they have a voice in important conversations like access to nature, parks, housing, and health care. I believe she is one of Denver’s most talented community organizers.
Emily Patterson, The Trust for Public Land
What a gift Rachel Dahlke is. The time she spends with us is highly valuable. Her training about community engagement and leadership was so inspiring! Rachel facilitated our community meeting masterfully.
Chris Barge, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, The Boulder Community Foundation
Rachel is an incredibly talented community engagement trainer and champion. I have worked with Rachel both at the local level in Denver, and across the state of Colorado. Rachel helps community members build on their strengths to become effective change agents for economic, social and educational opportunities. Rachel is passionate about her work and has a track record of delivering results to her clients that lead to strong, resilient, asset-based communities. Rachel is a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend her.
Gretchen Armijo, Built Environment Administrator, City of Denver
Rachel is a very talented community builder who deeply understands both community organizing and community connection. Rachel has a heart for people is very good at encouraging people to develop their leadership. She is well organized and gets things done. You can't go wrong with Rachel
Mike Green, Author, When People Care Enough to Act
Thank you for the incredible work you did with our alumni. They all left
feeling with possibilities. You sure project your belief in Asset-Based Community Development, and we all got the energy for change. I am so excited for all the great work that is going to take place in the near future.
Delia Teresa Garcia, Executive Director, ELPASO Movement
The Colorado Cross-Disability hired Rachel to manage an urgent community organizing project. She was an Executive Director's dream! She was able to come in and "handle it," got the job done, communicated well with staff and members, kept track of everything and gave me a neat report at the end of the project. CCDC looks forward to working with Rachel in the future and we would recommend her to anyone that needs a solid professional to get a job done right.
Julie Reiskin, Executive Director, Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition
Rachel did a phenomenal job training our community leaders in civic engagement and leadership. I appreciate her contributions.
Richard Garcia, Executive Director, CO Parent Coalition
It was a delight to partner with Rachel on a workshop for our leadership program. From the beginning, she was very responsive, listening carefully to what we wanted and proposing a comprehensive workshop that met the complex needs of our group. She provided a high quality professional outline well in advance of the program date, and thorough training materials to share with participants. Most importantly, Rachel has a warm and engaging facilitation style. She fostered thoughtful interactions that honored and leveraged the strengths and wisdom of each participant. The outcome was a rich dialogue with reflection, new insights, discovery and connections for the entire group
Leanne Jeffers, Regional Institute for Health and Environmental Leadership
Rachel Dahlke's Resident Leadership Training was very practical and useful. It opened my eyes to the inherent brilliance of everyone.
Julie Mordecai, Executive Director, San Luis Valley Farm Park, Alamosa, CO
I really enjoyed being a part of Rachel's class. She is very smart and explains everything just right. I liked that she has this way of making everyone feel comfortable to give input. She was great!
Vanessa Lawrence, Community Connector, Denver Housing Authority
Through her leadership and commitment to inclusivity and equity in engagement, she has provided spaces for leadership development and capacity building of local residents, regardless of language. Rachel is passionate about resident leadership and can effectively navigate the spaces between grassroots movements and grass tops partnerships.
Rosa Snyder, President, Community Language Cooperative