Hoshi (Hoshiko) Brooks has a long history of dedicated service on non-profit organization boards, which she began during her time in Dallas, TX. Upon relocating to Denver, she discovered Rise Up Community School and recognized an opportunity to make a meaningful contribution within her local community.
Throughout her career, alongside her full-time roles, Hoshi has utilized her design and leadership skills to benefit various non-profit organizations. Her unwavering passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) has driven her to create positive opportunities for all. In 2018, she co-founded JCW (Japanese Career Women), a 501(c)(3) organization aimed at connecting, networking, and empowering Japanese career-minded women in the US and beyond.
Additionally, Hoshi has served on the board of South Fair CDC, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing sustainable and affordable housing for low and moderate-income families. This commitment extends beyond just housing solutions; it encompasses multifamily and single-family initiatives, economic development, and the provision of essential social services. Currently, Hoshi leads one of the diversity committees within her current workplace and plays a pivotal role in spearheading DE&I initiatives at CREW Denver Chapter, showcasing her dedication to fostering inclusivity and equality in her professional community.
Hoshi holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Design from Washington State University. Her extensive experience, coupled with her passion for social impact, make her an invaluable asset to any non-profit board.