Benzel is the Founder and Owner of Diversity Dynamics, an Umbrella Corporation, established in 2007 that came with some significant life experiences. Our Vision matches Benzel’s life’s mission: One Healthy Generation of Children. Mission: To connect people, organizations and policy to achieve our vision by developing economically mobile change agents, building organizations and equity in them, and meaningfully engaging both to defragment and deeply impact our communities.
Core Areas of Expertise: Equity, Development and Engagement with a special focus on Economic Mobility
Diversity Dynamics is also developing a localized web platform which connects people online to bring them meaningfully together off-line. We use site tools like a community calendar, groups, a directory, and a problem solving feed to de-fragment and create a one stop destination for large percentages of consumers looking for, well, most anything in their region: Resources, information, opportunities, and organizations which are vetted as trusted, effective, and who are meaningfully contributing to the community.
Benzel also belongs to several groups such as Board President of Fatherhood Support Services, Chair of Economic Development for Denver NAACP, Denver AA Commission, Denver AA Philanthropist, Colo. Black Leadership Caucus, an Aspen Institute 2Gen Ambassador, and leads several social entrepreneurial endeavors. However; Benzel's most cherished position is that of father to his 3 amazing children: Dejave who is a Junior at Fountain Ft. Carson HS, Benzel’s “Character Rock” and an aspiring collegiate football player. Najave, who lives with him as a Freshman at Overland HS, and is phenomenally creative and a track star. Then there is Benzel Amir who is extremely gifted at the Hope Center PreK and has a personality which is so entertaining most people cannot get enough of him! Often Benzel says, “Dejave saved my life, Najave saved my spirit, and Benzel Amir "completed me.” Growing up a cowboy his first 8 years of life, Benzel will always love outdoors, learning, and athletics.
In 2014 Benzel Jimmerson began at Colorado State University in Denver Extension as the Program Manager of the Denver Five Points Family Leadership Training Institute, or FLTI. In this role, which opened many doors, his team of 10 developed both adults and youth in a Two Generation model of leadership and civic engagement. His institute, the first in the country ran 3 concurrent curriculums; CLTI children (4-10), YLTI youth (11-16) and adults in FLTI. Participants develop projects based on a passion they identified; building their leadership skills and our community. Benzel’s site became known State-wide as a model site which birthed many “FLTI Stars” boasting diversity in race, education, socioeconomics, age and impacts. Since 2010 Benzel was both a facilitator and site coordinator with FLTI via DDC.