Devin Del Palacio was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ., and is proud to call himself a native to this beautiful and developing city. Growing up on 19th avenue and Buckeye through project housing,and being raised by a single mother who worked multiple jobs, Del Palacio learned at a young age that in order to be successful in life you have to put action to your words and your dreams.
From 2007 to 2009 Del Palacio worked for the Department of Economic Security (DES). It was through his time at DES that he discovered his passion in helping those in need and inspiring them to make a change in their lives and their communities.
Being of both African American and Mexican decent and growing up in Central Phoenix, Del Palacio was exposed to various ethnicities and cultures on a daily basis. Through this he not only developed a love of culture but an overall love of people and the potential each one of them possessed.
It was Del Palacio’s passion to help those in need that led him to create the non-profit organization of PHX United in November of 2011. Serving as the President and CEO of Phx United, Del Palacio along with the help of volunteers who he refers to as “Inspirators,” have taken on the task of performing numerous service projects in which he hopes will be an aid in reuniting Phoenix communities .
The goal is to bring back hope into loss communities and empower the citizens of Phoenix to build pride by sparking motivation, lighting up minds, and igniting energy. Through inspiring others to make a change Del Palacio hopes to bridge the gap between race, class, and generations.
On October 14, 2010 Del Palacio became the proud father of a beautiful girl named Aiyana Del Palacio whom he credits much of his inspiration to today.
Del Palacio has recently worked as a Community Organizer for Promise Arizona in Action. During the campaign he helped register over 34,000 new minority voters to become civically engaged in the 2012 election.
Phx United Mission Statement:
Our mission is simple. We want to spark motivation, light up minds, and ignite energy within our communities. We welcome anyone who wants to inspire change regardless of who you are or where you come from. At the end of the day, what matters are the seeds we've planted and the people we inspired.