Versatile social service employee dedicated to community service and empowering and educating others. Has experience in working with diverse populations including children, homeless individuals, disabled individuals, veterans, and domestic violence victims. Educational background includes sociology, criminal justice, legal research/writing, grant writing/management, and project management.
Logistics – Secured a walk location and route. Planned day of timing and volunteer duties.
Sponsorships — Secured both monetary and in-kind donations.
Registration — Utilized email, Facebook, Twitter, word-of-mouth to
family and friends, Community Forum postings, and local health care
providers and businesses to drive registration.
Fundraising — Planned a budget to cover all essential expenses. Raised money through personal donations, registration fees, and other
Advertising — Obtained Proclamations from the mayor and governor to
help call attention to the cause with policy makers and the Preeclampsia Foundation gain national attention. Distributed flyers & pamphlets, used social media outlets, and submitted press releases to local media.
Responsible for obtaining housing units for the permanent housing
project according to HUD specifications and renewing leases when
Prepares and sends bills to clients as well as collects rent and
coordinates with utility companies.
Screens potential clients for eligibility by conducting interviews to
assess mental/physical disability level as well as chronic homelessness
Maintains accurate and confidential client files.
Provide Case Management in the form of assisting clients meet
financial, educational, job related, health related, as well as personal
Advocate on behalf of clients, maintain positive working relationship
with partner agencies.
Enter client data in the Homeless Management Information System
(HMIS). Prepares reports for grant writing purposes.
Coordinates and conducts training seminars/public speaking
engagements for the community and other social service agencies.
Communicates with program director regularly.Attend HUD, Meg's
House, or Upstate Homeless Coalition trainings/meetings.
Oversees 18 chronically homeless and disabled clients.
Makes monthly home visits and maintains case notes on each
Prepare reports as necessary to comply with grant requirements
Built and maintained a skilled, successful, motivated, team of support
Drove account financials through team utilization, optimal staffing
levels, schedule adherence, and expense control.
Provided accurate, timely, and professionally written, statistical and
verbal reports to management for historical, current status, and
Aware at all times of my team's current queue status, performance
measures, objectives, and performance trends and reported them
concisely, precisely, and professionally at a moment's notice.
Responsible for communications, including telephone, e-mail, letter, fax,
personal, group meetings, presentations.
Coached and taught gymnastics to children ages 2-14.
Ensured the children and parents had a positive experience and walked
away with not only improved gymnastics skills, but improved self
esteem, physical fitness, and sense of accomplishment.
Answered phones, booked birthday parties, organized events, processed payments, traveled to coach meets throughout the state, opened and closed the facility, and maintained CPR, Blood Borne Pathogens, First Aid, & USA Gymnastics Certifications.
Studying to acquire the critical knowledge and skills to pursue a mid-level position in project management. Exploring topics including project initiation; project planning and execution; project cost and scheduling; and project risk, quality, and assessment.
Developed strategic outlines and the ability to demonstrate innovative thinking to gain a competitive advantage with high caliber proposals. Engaged in the grant proposal process – from research to submission, and even revisions – and provided the unique opportunity for peer and professional review and feedback.
This program provided a solid foundation in legal doctrine and concepts while developing and refining my ability to identify and analyze legal issues. The curriculum focused on the legal system, dispute resolution, legal research and writing, legal reasoning and analysis, ethical decision making, jurisprudence, legal history, and substantive areas of law.
Broadened my understanding of the complexity of human behavior. I expanded my sociology degree with an emphasis in criminal justice, during which I took an in-depth look at the structure and operations of the American criminal justice system. This degree track involved intense training in the core courses of sociology, facilitating graduate school studies.
The program examined a broad spectrum of criminal justice concepts and theories, including criminology, ethics, law, evidence and procedure, corrections, juveniles, as well as general education courses
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