President & CEO
Danielle Grant
Danielle Grant

Danielle brings over twenty years of experience in public policy leadership, community engagement, collaboration-building, 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.

She 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 board member of the Minnesota Education Equity Partnership, the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce and Friends of the Lock and Dam. Her other community engagement includes membership in the Minnesota Women’s Economic Roundtable, Generation Next Leadership Council, YMCA Twin Cities’ Mission Impact Council, Phillips Indian Educators, Metropolitan Urban Indian Directors and the Community Advisory Board at the Opportunity and Inclusive Growth Institute of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank. 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  master of public affairs from the University of Minnesota’s Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs. In 2018 she was a participant in the Young American Leadership Program at Harvard Business School. She lives in St. Louis Park with her husband, Bryce Miller.