About Us

Elevate Dayton amplifies unheard voices and inspires change to drive innovative solutions that elevate the life and culture of Dayton’s under-represented communities. Dayton-area residents can also share their perspectives through written stories, videos, podcasts, photo galleries and more.

We value justice, equity, diversity and inclusiveness. Elevate Dayton creates a diverse workforce and working environment that values the creative pursuit of excellence, respect, honesty and transparency with one another and with our clients and with our audience. We take personal responsibility for our actions, including the courage to admit mistakes, and the resolve to persist through adversity to achieve the mission of Elevate Dayton.

Elevate Dayton is intentionally not competing with any of the existing media companies in Dayton. We uniquely fill a shameful, gaping information void about the un- and under-covered communities of Dayton, primarily those of Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) as well as other un-heard communities.

This coverage comes at a time in our local, state and national history when citizens, businesses, nonprofits, educational institutions and government agencies are acutely aware of the inequities and lack of inclusion for BIPOC and other similarly ignored communities.

General Contact

contact@elevatedayton.com

What we do

Amplify: To better inform our citizens, we give voice to Dayton’s voiceless communities, and empower them by elevating their unique perspectives, opinions, and experiences as people who are living through the untold or under-covered issues impacting their everyday lives.

Inspire: We highlight successful members of our under- served communities to make their inspirational stories and resources accessible to people aspiring to be like them and enable connections between them.

Innovate: We strive to help solve Dayton’s problems by producing trusted, community-based journalism to mobilize our citizens to focus on creating innovative solutions to the issues impacting the everyday lives of Dayton’s under-represented communities.

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Our Team

ZACK FRINK

CO-FOUNDER & EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

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NATE DILLARD

CO-FOUNDER & PUBLISHER

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CHANDA HUNTER

CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF OF OPERATIONS

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DAVID MORGAN

SENIOR ADVISOR

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CHARISSE PONDER

SENIOR CONTRIBUTOR

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AUDREY INGRAM

BUSINESS CONTRIBUTOR

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PETER EDWARDS MATTHEWS

FAITH CONTRIBUTOR

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DARIUS BECKHAM

POLITICAL CONTRIBUTOR

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Bentley Charlemagne

TECHNOLOGIST & SENIOR ADVISOR

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