Oct 18, 2018
data-pm-slice="1 1 ">Michael DeVaul is Senior Vice
President and Chief Social Responsibility Officer for the YMCA of
Greater Charlotte. He is responsible for strategic alliances,
accountability and data measurement, advocacy & public policy,
global partnerships, volunteerism, and diversity and inclusion
strategies. He began his career at the McGaw YMCA in Evanston,
Illinois where he served for just over 15 years before joining the
YMCA of Greater Charlotte in 1999. Michael was most recently
honored as a Champion of Change by the White House in 2014 for his
efforts in community building. Michael earned a bachelor’s degree
in human services from Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri.
data-pm-slice="1 1 ">This episode is perfect for
anyone interested in the circumstances of black and brown boys,
connecting dots, code-switching and a personal story of love and
IN THIS EPISODE
- Michael explains diversity and inclusion work
at the YMCA.
- He identifies the issue on his mind and what
he wants to focus on during his remaining years at work.
- He addresses the circumstances of black and brown
boys in Charlotte.
- He shares how the YMCA is helping black and
- Michael reveals what he is good at and the
dots he connects at work.
- He discusses the historical wave we are undergoing and
leaders who are emerging.
- He talks about the difference between charity and
- He addresses whether the YMCA is a Christian
organization and the image of White Jesus.
- Michael reflects on growing up in Evanston, Illinois and
what his neighborhood taught him.
- He remembers his parents and what he learned
- He considers how public school integration shaped
- He shares a defining moment for him during his
- Michael talks about being the ultimate
code-switcher and having double-consciousness.
- He equates playing baseball in college with
the work he is doing today.
- Michael explains what it means to be an Omega
- He reflects on working at the YMCA for 32 years and why
he loves what he does.
- He talks about his marriage to his wife and
how they met.
- He discusses the story of humanity and
holding each other with love and affection.
- Michael reveals what he wants his sons to
plus Mark's Personal Word Essay: A Masculine Faith
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