CausesAdvocacy Children & Youth Community Crisis Support Domestic Violence Early Childhood Education Education Employment Faith-Based Financial Assistance Food Insecurity, Hunger Homeless & Housing Incarcerated, Formerly Incarcerated Legal Services Marginalized Populations Mental Health Services Persons with Disabilities Poverty & Basic Needs Professional Development Race & Ethnicity Older Adults Social Justice Special Needs Tutor Victims' Services Gender
SkillsArts and Crafts Care Taker Child Care Communications Elderly Assistance Event Planning Help w/People Human Resources Learning/Education Legal Mentoring Office Work Teaching Tutoring Writing
I was instrumental in successfully deescalating crisis situations that ranged from suicide threats to attempts to harm other individuals. I provided critical resources to callers across the United States in a timely manner and involved authorities when necessary. This experience was most rewarding and only solidified my desire to help those who for whatever the reason, cannot help themselves.
I participated in an Annual Phonathon where I called the families of those who are receiving services provided by ADS, encouraging them to voice their concerns, share their recommendations or give commendations for the services received by ADS. I also worked on their monthly informative newsletter for the caregivers and family members of those living with Alzheimer’s. ADS is a wonderful organization that many people unfortunately are not aware is here to help.
I researched and solicited reputable organizations to become Community Partners for CISTN, the leading dropout prevention program in the country. These partnerships provide services such as food, school supplies, counseling services, etc.
Ross Elementary School - I had the privilege of tutoring students who were struggling in Reading and Math, to help them become academically proficient on their grade level. This volunteer opportunity gave me the platform to use my engagement skills to develop a rapport with both the school administrators and the students. The tutoring sessions increased the children’s self-confidence which resulted in their overall improved academic performance.
March of Dimes – I participated in the annual March for Babies that raised funds and brought public awareness to their mission to fight pre-term births and prevent life-threatening birth defects.
Summit Park Apartments Spring Break Camp - I was instrumental in designing an informative and interactive program to empower the under privileged resident children and provide them a safe environment to both learn and enjoy their spring break.
Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO) - I assisted with the strategic targeting of neighborhoods with low performing schools to take part in community forums to discuss educational disparities in their neighborhoods. I empowered parents by educating them on how to make informed decisions and to become more involved in their child’s education.