(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Highly motivated professional with 7+ years of nonprofit program implementation experience in youth and community development within under resourced, urban communities.

Skill Highlights
  • Public policy
  • Leadership/communication skills
  • Database management
  • Project management

  • Volunteer management
  • Staff management
  • Community organizing
  • Partnership development
Baruch College New York, NY Expected in July 2015 Masters of Public Administration : - GPA :

National Urban Fellow

Elon University Elon, NC Expected in May 2008 B.A : Communications - GPA :

Communications Study Abroad Ghana Fellow Culture & Customs of Ghana (Accra, Ghana)

Professional Experience
Sheltering Arms - Public Policy Special Assistant
New York, NY, 08/2014 - 04/2015
  • Formed partnerships with community based organizations to participate in caClaireign and advocacy activities including rallies, demonstrations and letter writing/call-in caClaireigns with 200+ attendees
  • Used written and verbal communication to interact with community stakeholders including city and state elected officials & staff, NPO/CBO executive directors and staffs
  • Facilitated the in-take and implementation process for year 1 of a $120,000 foundation grant funded CBO capacity building project
  • Corresponded with foundation and individual funders including writing grants, grant reports and fundraising letters
  • Collaborated with CBOs and youth advocates in the strategic planning process for coalitions & a caClaireigns iClairecting youth including a $49.1M State Ask for the CaClaireign For Summer Jobs
  • Wrote memos ,op-ed pieces, testimony and delivered to government agencies to voice concerns of community based organizations
  • Organized, planned and implemented New York City and New York state youth advocacy day for 100+ students
Kid Power Inc - Director of Site & Community Operations (promoted)
City, STATE, 07/2013 - 04/2014
  • Directed and trained annual program staff of 6-10 site coordinators, 50+ Federal Work Study College students, 2-4 interns and 300+ corporate/youth/individual/college volunteers
  • Planned and executed recruitment plan and strategy for 300+ students annually
  • Designed and conducted site visits and data management tools to assess program success and compliance
  • Used quantitative and qualitative data to evaluate program efficiency and effectiveness
  • Served as conduit between organization and various departments at local universities which included: financial aid department, Federal Work Study Dept, Community Outreach Dept.
  • Maintained and developed relationships with 30+ school and community stakeholders to provide services and opportunities to youth participants.
  • Acquired in-kind donations and monetary donations during fundraising drives and events
  • Process all program and supply budgetary requests for site operations
Kid Power Inc - Elementary School Program Director
City, STATE, 07/2011 - 07/2013
  • Developed, planned and scheduled year round academic & enrichment activities for 6 elementary school sites including service learning lessons and community service projects
  • Wrote curriculum for programs including: small group academic activities, social justice lesson plans, service learning lessons plans
  • Managed relationship with DC Department of Employment services to hire, train and supervise Summer Youth Employment Program workers
  • Created weekly internal newsletter and communication with staff members & external newsletter for parents Planned regularly scheduled family engagement events for afterschool and summer camp programs.
  • Managed social media presence, increased online presence by 250%
Greater DC Cares/ AmeriCorps VISTA - Community Organizer
City, STATE, 07/2010 - 07/2011
  • Implemented Neighboring project model using asset-based community development practices to recruit volunteers 1200+ volunteers and 25 community leaders
  • Partnered with community stakeholders to administer programs: resume and job readiness workshops, VITA free tax sites, financial health fair, community clean-ups, girls arts program
  • Coordinated and developed projects, and recruited volunteers for large days of service totaling 825 volunteers at 12 locations at CBOs and Title I schools
  • Managed Neighboring budget, wrote grants, secured $2,000+ in-kind donations
  • Allocated resources to CBOs based on capacity building in-take process
  • Increased the presence of organization in the community by 800%
Additional Work Experience

Summer School Teacher - E.L Haynes Public Charter School Washington, DC June 2010- July 2010

Events Manager- WeeBoogie Events Charlotte, NC March 2009-May 2010

Afterschool Site Manager- The Greater Enrichment Program Charlotte, NC March 2009-May 2010

Resident Area Coordinator- Elon University Elon, NC Aug. 2007-May 2008


DC Children & Youth Investment Corp. Supervising Youth Development Practice Certified (March 2014)

DC Children & Youth Investment Corp. Advancing Youth Development Certified (May 2013)

Leadership & Training

Speaker, "Advocacy & Coalition Building" Points of Light National Conference Oct. 2015

National Urban Fellows Graduate Fellowship Program (May 2014- July 2015)

Young Education Professionals Community Engagement Chair (Aug 2013-Aug 2014)

Young Nonprofit Professionals Emerging Leaders Training Series (June 2012)

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  • Elon University

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