Compassionate social services professional and active listener dedicated to working with clients to help them gain access to appropriate resources and programs so that they can thrive on their own terms. Skilled at building strong working relationships with fellow staff, supervisors and community members.
Ability to maintain accurate client records
Able to work independently and as a member of a team
Comfortable with diverse populations
Excellent writing and critical thinking skills
Valid PA driver's license
Engaging public speaker
Proficiency with Windows and Microsoft applications
Strength in financial coaching
Independent Business AssociatePrimerica Financial Services
Provide financial education to individuals and families with a mission to help them eliminate debt, protect their income and become financially independent through strategic financial planning.
Interview clients in their home to determine what services would best address their needs.
Recruit, train and develop qualified individuals into new business associates with state and federal licenses to increase distribution of services.
Income Maintenance Caseworker IPA Department of Human Services
Determined applicant's eligibility for state and/or federal assistance programs through a process of interviewing the client, verifying the information obtained, determining eligibility according to program policies related to client's family composition, financial, employment, and health status.
Exercised ability to communicate with clients to explain and interpret rules, policies, and procedures while taking care to listen and understand the needs or problems of clients/applicants.
Grant Coordinator (internship)Haitian Connection Network
Researched foundation databases for grant proposal opportunities.
Spearheaded grant communication with phone calls, e-mails and Letters of Interest. Wrote and submitted grant proposals according to deadlines.
Secured $30,366.00 in funding to provide impoverished students in Haiti with online college education and job training.
Wickersham Elementary Building/Classroom AssistantSchool District of Lancaster
Assisted teachers with classroom responsibilities to maintain appropriate student/teacher ratios.
Motivated and coached children toward reading and math proficiency through small group tutoring.
Contributed informed, objective perspectives and plans to the Dean, upon request, during monthly meetings for better management of staff protocol, efficiency of student transitions, structured activities and student safety during lunch/recess hours.
Performed clerical duties and/or provided library support on Teacher In-Service days.
Provided communication services by drafting letters and mailings, coordinating fundraisers and undertaking general secretarial responsibilities for the Executive Director as needed.
Facilitated cultural enrichment programs through dance, hand drumming and storytelling to elementary and middle school children through the School District of Lancaster's after school program and the local community.
Arranged and taught choreographed traditional African dance routines which students performed for family and peers.
Contacted textile wholesalers and compiled comparison reports to ensure cost efficient company purchases.
Organized the distribution of costume materials and ensured delivery.
Coordinated an appealing stage presence through costuming and choreographed movement for the professional performance members of Imani Dance Company.
Bachelor of Arts: English, Sociology minor2013Millersville UniversityMillersville, PA
Humanities, Language and the ArtsHarrisburg Area Community CollegeHumanities, Language and the Arts
Skills and Attributes
Adaptability, databases, case management, financial coaching, policy adherence, research, educational approach, communications, time management, positive attitude
Member of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society 2006 and 2007
Certificate of Outstanding Academic Achievement 2006 and 2007
Harrisburg Area Community College Dean's list 2005