President & CEO
Danielle Grant
Danielle Grant

Danielle brings over twenty years of experience in public policy, community engagement and collaboration building, leadership and management, and strategic planning and implementation. Prior to joining AchieveMpls, she held several positions with Minneapolis Public Schools, including Executive Director of Educational & Cultural Services and Indian Education and Director of Indian Education.

Danielle has also served as Director of Policy and Communications for the Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board, where she built and managed community collaborations designed to improve health, increase stability and ensure school success for Minneapolis children and youth. She began her career working in volunteer management with the Girl Scout Council of St. Croix Valley and the Girl Scout Council of Greater Minneapolis.

Danielle, who is Turtle Mountain Ojibwe, was named Minnesota’s Outstanding American Indian Administrator by the Minnesota Indian Education Association in 2012. She currently serves as board chair of American Indian OIC and is also a long-time board member of the Minnesota Education Equity Partnership. Her other community engagement includes membership on the Minnesota Women’s Economic Roundtable, YMCA Twin Cities’ Mission Impact Council, Phillips Indian Educators and Metropolitan Urban Indian Directors. She is a former board member of the Native American Community Development Institute and the Minnesota Historical Society’s Indian Advisory Committee. 

Danielle holds a Bachelor of Arts from Marquette University and a Master of Public Affairs from the University of Minnesota’s Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs. She lives in St. Louis Park with her husband, Bryce Miller.