Mezzo-Soprano, gifted vocalist, and community activist, Dr. Claudette Evette Francois Sweet is the third child of eight brothers and sisters. Her parents are the late Cleveland and Margaret Francois of Beaumont, Texas. She is married to Rev. Robert B. Sweet and the mother of three children, Margaret Gbreugre, Pastor Robert Joseph, and David Eugene Sweet, grandparent of nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, all gifted children.
Dr. Sweet was a Community and Reading Specialist with Denver Public Schools for over 25 years. A Reporter and Photojournalist for The Denver Weekly News, the oldest and only African American oriented newspaper in Colorado. Dr. Sweet has sung in many capacities, from school events, community vigils, rallies, to Colorado Symphony performances and others throughout our great country. She is noted to have been called upon to sing for the Columbine Community Vigil by the City and County of Denver and was heard worldwide. Through her work, she has gained the respect of several noteworthy persons of history. She has introduced programs to the community still active today, such as the NCNW Harambee Brunch( held annually every December); Living Portraits of African-American Women in observance of International.
Women’s Month (held annually every March); and Sisters Enterprise Random Acts of Kindness program ( held every year in June). She recently completed a seven-year term as President of The Denver Interdenominational Minister Wives and Widows Inc.
Life is a song for Claudette, and she fills it with lovely notes that express the range of emotions that embody a life’s journey all by the grace of God.