A dedicated youth development leadership specialist that is skilled at providing direction for students and youth of various ages in the realm of academia, social, and emotional well-being. Experience facilitating workshops and implementing various youth development curriculum and strategies for outcomes.
Curriculum and activities planning
Research in Youth Development and Urban Studies
Goal Setting and Implementation
Effectively managed and directed after school program for high school students 2014-2015
Created 8 after school programs for at risk youth during academic school year 2014-2015
Implemented new work process flow which increased department productivity
Hosted successful parental engagement meetings for youth programming
Urban Studies: Youth DevelopmentEASTERN UNIVERSITY － St. Davids, PAUrban Studies
BS : Speech Communication: Public RelationsMILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY － Millersville, PaSpeech Communication: Public Relations
Certification- Global Career Development Facilitator
PILOT PROJECT PLAN FOR ALLIANCE YOUTH EMPLOYMENT SERVICES
EX-OFFENDER MALES AGED 19-25 OF SOUTHWEST PHILADELPHIA
CAREER COACH August 2015 to CurrentNEW PATHWAYS INC
Design and implement various career readiness pilots for career readiness programs.
Collaboratively works with colleges and universities to increase student enrollment and acceptance rates and outcomes
Built strategic alliances with community stakeholders
Routinely conducts internal audits of participant's files for county-wide agencies compliance standards
Created and facilitates job readiness and character building curriculum activities for GED students
Manages student internships and agreements with community partners
Assigns community referrals to active and inactive youth to identify education, employment, social needs
Conducts one to one meetings with students to ensure that goals and benchmarks are being met Organizes college tours, workforce tours and employment community hiring events
Boosted participant daily attendance and participation with many useful strategic components Completes initial intakes and assessments and reengagement effort to program participants.
PROGRAM MANAGER November 2014 to August 2015CONGRESO DE LATINOS UNIDOS INC
Hired, supervised, trained and provided onsite management to afterschool group facilitators Oversaw development of all Youth Empowerment and 21st CCLC Afterschool programs and clubs for 9th-12th grades Planned and created eight Out of School Time clubs for high school students Managed all aspects of Philadelphia Archdiocese at-risk food program(delivery, distribution, accountability) Successfully recruited and enrolled 120 program participants for 21st Century CCLC Afterschool programs Developed curriculum activities for high school aged children in relation to STEM, PBL, entrepreneurship and life skills development Advocated the educational and social needs for respective students with IEP's Successfully manages all program inventories, completes budgetary assessments, manages receipts and invoices for external entities.
Implemented a strong marketing plan to enhance visibility of programs(created brochures, pamphlets, social media, newsletters, fact sheets, flyers) Developed and hosted parental involvement events for parents and students Maintained accurate attendance records with timely data entry assignments.
PROGRAM COORDINATOR December 2011 to October 2014PUBLIC HEALTH MANAGEMENT CORPORATION － PHILADELPHIA, PA
Successfully facilitated parenting education classes to incarcerated youth and young adult fathers in Philadelphia Prison System.
Cultivated and developed partnerships with prison reentry organizations on behalf of organization Supervised and trained college and high school interns with educational projects while also delivering curriculum Managed and cross analyzed data pertaining to participant progress over the course of program completion through the management and manipulation of multiple databases Provided case management services to incarcerated fathers through support job development and referral networks to access to needed resources (career training, employment tracking, and advocacy, health and wellness).
Administered initial intake processes for incoming program participants with utilization of tracking tools(needs assessments, pre/post exams) Expanded program curricula with frequent updates for implementation and delivery to program participants Coordinates with the various youth programs in the city to engage youth, families and communities with services(healthy relationship, parenting).
YOUTH CARE WORKER II/BEHAVIORAL SUPPORT SPECIALIST January 2011 to December 2011ST. MARY'S VILLA FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES － AMBLER, PA
Received a position promotion within first six months of employment at site Provided direct support to youth with behavioral and mental health diagnoses and co-morbid development disabilities in the group home and community based setting.
Documented daily living activities for teenage clients and assisted with Smart Model goal completion for each individual.
Taught and modeled daily living skills to promote independence in home and in the community.
Transported residents safely to scheduled appointments, work and community outings.
Counseled students in crisis situations while also helping them to prepare for making career options and choices in academia.
Worked diligently with clients on developing their life skills (prepared cooking activities, financial budgeting, cleanliness and morals and values).
Created weekly social development programs for youth(Creative Writing, Sports and Fitness).
Fellowships and Awards
Workforce Excellence Group, LLC Certificate of Completion of 120 Hours
Bueno, M A. In The Shadows of My Cerebellum: Afraid to Look, Afraid to Speak,Blurb, 2009
"Getting Up Your Assets ” 40 Developmental Youth Assets
Public Health Management Corporation 2012
“We The Citizens Job Fair:
Job Fair for persons who are reentering
society and the workforce after incarceration and job loss