Alumni Spotlight

HVLO Apparel

HVLO Apparel
By: Ruben Helo

HVLO Apparel was founded by Ruben Helo (Leadership Launchpad Cohort 1 graduate and Abraham Lincoln High School alum). The brand is a Purpose Driven focused on giving back to community through donations. With the Pilars of Hope, Vision, and LOve, HVLO looks to inspire and motivate while making you look fresh.

 By: Ruben Helo Flare & Square

Flare & Square
By: Mawukle Yebuah

Flare & Square is a suit accessories company specializing in ties, pocket squares, and socks. Feel confident knowing your next outfit will be styled from head to toe.


YAMZ World of Color
By: Brayan Montes

YAMZ world of color, is a small values-based design boutique that develops brand design and visually intriguing illustration work.

 Paying Dues

Paying Dues
By: Alvaro Marquez

Paying Dues was created by Alvaro Marquez, a Abraham Lincoln Alum and a Leadership Launchpad Cohort 1 member. The company was built to bring due attention to the community through clothing. Each purchase helps elevate our community network.

 KOBU Foundation

KOBU Foundation
By: Kai Suematsu

The Kobu Foundation provides resources to support Denver and Boulder through food box deliveries and awarding a scholarships. The weekly food delivery program assists individuals/families who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The scholarship is awarded to students that inspire their communities.