We are passionate about expanding networks, developing talent, and accelerating growth.

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Why CoLabL?

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EMPLOYER PARTNERS
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COMMUNITY PARTNERS
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CONNECTIONS CREATED

We realize each of our partners and participants are unique and one size does not fit all. We will work with you to create a personalized experience. We often help streamline partnerships between employers and programs supporting underrepresented talent.

The Team

Daniel G. Horgan

Founder and CEO

A volunteer role with a YMCA summer camp at the age of 12 sparked Daniel’s passion for service and building community. At the age of 18, Daniel pioneered the first youth-led Community of Promise in Pittsburgh under Retired General Colin Powell’s national America’s Promise movement, landing him a seat on the national board of directors and recognition from President George W. Bush. Daniel has over 20 years of experience working in the business and nonprofit sectors, fueled by his commitment to increasing others’ access to relationships and opportunities that transform their lives.

He has worked with companies of all sizes including the world’s largest global brands like Nike, Starbucks, and LinkedIn, some of the largest school districts, national and local nonprofit organizations and government agencies. Daniel has proudly served on several nonprofit boards and advisory councils including City Year DC, the Community Foundation of the National Capital Region, Team Kids, and the Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership. Named one of Pittsburgh’s 40 Under 40 Honorees, Daniel has keynoted dozens of conferences and training seminars and is the author of Tell Me I Can’t…and I Will. He currently resides in Arlington VA

The Team

Michael A. Nemeth

Head of Digital Experience

Michael brings over 20 years of corporate experience using creative communications, web, and visual design to solve problems and challenge the status quo. He has led and managed large scale intranet projects, developed innovative employee engagement campaigns, and elevated diversity and inclusion by leading efforts to launch resource groups at multiple points throughout his career.

Michael focuses on developing, managing, and driving the partner and participant digital experience to maximize engagement and results across all channels.

The Team

Sam Demma

Coach in Residence

Sam Demma is an entrepreneur, youth coach, and keynote speaker. He co-founded the volunteer organization PickWaste, created the High Performing Student, delivered two TEDx Talks, and is a Board Director of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers. Sam’s mission is to provide students with the hope, tools and strategies they need to become servant leaders in their schools, businesses, teams, and in the lives of those around them. His young age makes him incredibly relatable to youth audiences and utterly inspiring for adult audiences.