About CMOCC

Mission Statement

CMOCC seeks to promote brotherhood through community building, corporate partnerships, networking, and service. Our goal is to strategically support the development of men by increasing social mobility, social emotional well-being, and career advancement.

Vision 

CMOCC seeks to eliminate barriers by providing resources to increase success and achievement for minority youth and adults.

CMOCC LEADERSHIP

Jeremy Eddie, Ed. S.

(he/him/his)Chief Program OfficerCo - Founderjeddie@cmocc.org

Mr. Jeremy Eddie received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the Siena Heights University in Michigan and later pursued his Master of Arts in Teaching from Clemson University and later received his Education Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Oakland University.  He began his career in education by teaching middle school social studies  for 4 years in Greenville, South Carolina. He transitioned into school leadership as a school administrator, serving as a school leader in Career and Technical Education in North Carolina.  He then relocated his family to the Metro Denver area where he has been fortunate to serve in two of the states' largest school districts. 

Jeremy obtained his teacher preparation throught Clemson University as part of the nationally acclaimed Call Me MiSTER program which is an initiative to increase the pool of available male educators of color among the State's lowest performing elementary schools.  While in North Carolina and South Carolina, Jeremy served on several commitees and national organizations: Association for Middle Level Education, Big Brother Big Sister, National Council for the Social Studies, National Interscholastic Athletic Administration, South Carolina Association of Athletic Administration, South Carolina Council for the Social Studies. Jeremy is passionate about ensuring that ALL students have what they need in order to be successful! Jeremy has a history of working to ensure that schools are fully staffed with the best and brightest talent.  However, this talent must also represent the diversity of the community.  

Jeremy currently serves as the Senior Manager of Talent Acquistion for Denver Public Schools.  In this role, he leads all of the recruitment efforts for school-based positions within the district.  Jeremy is currently completing his doctoral dissertation at the University of Michigan whereby his research is focused on the lived experiences of Black males who earn industry credentials within career and technical education programs.

Jeremy enjoys spending time outdoors, visiting local museums, and spending time with his wife and one daughter.




Dr. Fernando Branch

(he/him/his)Chief Executive OfficerCo - Founderfbranch@cmocc.org

Mr. Fernando Branch received his Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and later pursued his M.A.Ed. from Union University. He began his career in education by teaching high school AP Geography, World History and Economics for 10 years in Memphis, Tennessee. He began his school leadership journey as a school administrator, focusing on school turnaround efforts in Denver Public Schools for over ten years serving in every region of our community. 

 

While in DPS, Fernando served on several Denver Public School committees:  District Accountability Committee, District Design Committee for the 1st Annual MLK Symposium, and the African American Equity Task Force. As Denver Public Schools struggles with attracting and retaining people of color, consequently, Fernando assisted the Human Resources Department with efforts to help the district recruit Talented Principals, Teachers, and quality support staff.  At the school level, Fernando was a champion of equity, equality, and diversity for all students and staff. Fernando has a long history of promoting educational/academic excellence and attainment in Denver youth and in higher education institutions, as well as in the nonprofit space with College Track and Colorado “I Have a Dream” Foundation.

 

Fernando currently serves as the Senior Director of Partnerships and Programs for Colorado “I Have A Dream “Foundation. Fernando has concentrated his studies in Education Leadership, and Policy to close the opportunity gap in marginalized communities and improve relationships between Black men and law enforcement. Fernando is ambitious to discover innovative solutions to create an equitable approach toward educational policymaking for youth all over Colorado from the rural communities to urban centers. He continues to stand ready to explore new partnerships and growth opportunities in the Denver metro area and across Colorado while at the same time maintaining high expectations for our students, families, and community partners. Fernando is a strategic thinker and is passionate about working alongside youth and families to ensure they have the resources and skills to succeed throughout their lives. He believes we can change the world with a shared voice and is committed to instilling a love for education as he sees that as the cornerstone for generational change and empowerment. 


When Fernando is not working with CMOCC, you can find him writing, painting, fishing, and spending time with his wife and two daughters.


CMOCC PROGRAM BOARD

Career Advancement Chair
Fundraising and Sponsorship Chair
K-12 and University Partnerships Chair
K-12 and University Partnerships Chair
Dr. Jason H. LesterMental Health and Wellness Chair
Programs and Operations Chair
George HillFinancial Education Chair
Peter LubembelaYoung Ambassador 

CMOCC GOVERNANCE BOARD & EXECUTIVE SUPPORT PARTNERS

Senior Strategic Analyst Community PartnerCharles Dukes
Higher Education PartnerDr. Roberto Montoya
Equity Impact PartnerUnSuk Zucker
Climate & Culture Initiative Partner Theodosia Cook
Programmatic Innovation PartnerDiana Romero Campbell
Youth Accountability PartnerKia Abdool 
Strategic Development and Fundraising PartnerDarrell Watson

WHAT ARE CMOCC CORE TENETS?

10 Core Tenets - Building Professional, Healthy, & Confident Men

* Educational program include: K-12 Support & Resources; Technology & Service; Teacher Pipeline & Development; Financial Literacy