Detail-oriented Program Manager exhibiting excellent communication, problem solving and strategic planning skills. Passionate about helping others particularly at-risk populations.
Skilled at producing large events for program fundraising. Excels in community relations and networking to enhance a company's image.
Exceptional interpersonal skills
Excels in community outreach
apport with at-risk youth
Trained in Motivational Interviewing - Active Listening
Quadrupled company's marketing campaign goal
Doubled agency's recruitment goal
Served as department's only Substance Abuse Counselor for youth and appealed to the teens by offering alternatives to substances in addition to the recommended treatment which was frequently refused.
Identified youth who were also suffering from grief due to loss and referred to their Primary Care Physician for further treatment outside of my scope of services as substance abuse counselor.
Keynote Speaker at Volunteerism Day at the 2015 Mass Star conference with 100+ sophomores from across Massachusetts
Received multiple awards for commitment to community
RESPECT! Challenge Northeast Regional Captain (Consultant)Sep 2015 to Dec 2015 Futures Without Violence － San Francisco, CA
Drove entries among students, parents and teachers throughout the Northeast region.
Nearly tripled the required 200 campaign entries to 537 entries in 2014 and quadrupled in 2015 with 786 entries.
Surpassed required minimum of 2 schools or community organizations per week by visiting 12 schools and 21 community organizations.
Educated 200+ Macy's employees throughout the Northeast region about the RESPECT! Challenge, the impact of FUTURES' work within the region, and the leadership role that Macy's plays as the National Partner
Established relationships with the other Captains across the country while at Orientation Training in San Francisco and participated in weekly conference calls in order to produce better results for the campaign
Event Coordinator & Youth Staff Supervisor (Consultant) Mar 2015 to Dec 2015 Community Call － Boston, MA
Supervised 3 at-risk youth from the City of Boston's Department
of Youth Engagement & Employment Summer Jobs Program to coordinate a
two-week job fair for youth with CORI's or experiencing homelessness
Collaborated with Community Call, the Boston Youth Service
Network and Dept of Youth Engagement & Employment
Called upon my networks to recruit
special guest speakers, mentors, employers, resource agencies,
Walk Team Captain Coordinator (Consultant)Jan 2014 to Jan 2015 Louis D. Brown Peace Institute － Boston, MA
Spearheaded information sessions to recruit new captains and walkers
Co-produced a webinar for further enlistment
Created an incentive plan for Walkers to increase fundraising efforts totaling $160,000 in 2014 and $328,089 in 2015
Increased survivor family participation in 2015
Admissions Outreach ConsultantMay 2013 to Sep 2013 Year Up, Inc － Boston, MA
Doubled Year Up's Student Enrollment for the 2013 Class
Utilized my networks to recruit via presentations, job fairs, graduations, schools and community events while increasing the organization's visibility in the community.
Mentored the less experienced Admissions Coordinator in outreach best practices
Survivors of Homicide Victims Awareness Month Coordinator (Consultant)Jan 2013 Louis D. Brown Peace Institute － Boston, MA
Increased the number of organizations in MA offering a calendar of events for family members to honor their loved ones
Enhanced then Boston City Councilor Michael Ross' efforts to host the Opening Ceremony for Survivors of Homicide Victims Awareness Month at Boston City Hall and State Representative Carlos Henriquez to host the Closing Ceremony with guest speakers and other dignitaries at the State House.
Health Promotions AdvocateMar 2007 to Sep 2011 Boston Medical Center － Boston, MA
Administered validated alcohol and drug-screening tools to 9K adult and adolescent patients.
Developed a rapport with adolescent patients to establish comfortable discussions on health and social concerns.
For patients screening positive for risky substance use, performed Brief Intervention utilizing Motivational Interviewing Skills and referred patients to Brief Treatment and/or long-term substance abuse treatment as appropriate.
Documented patient encounters utilizing federally mandated data collection Recruited and enrolled a pre-selected 10% sample of patients into follow-up study which assessed impact of SBIRT program.
FounderDec 2005 to Current Peace Boston, Youth Peace Movement － Boston, MA
Directs a youth peace movement whose mission is to mobilize the arts, youth, and youth development community to help increase incidents of peace in the city of Boston.
Established The Peace Collaborative, a 12 member coalition, to collectively raise funds to host youth events
Produced very successful events: 100 Slices, The Upscale Bake Sale and the Mardi Gras Mask-erade Ball fundraisers to produce the 2014-2016 Got Peace? Basketball Tournaments.
Produced Peace Boston's signature event, the Got Peace tournament, whose theme is alternatives to violence with 1K+ patrons featuring a Career & College Fair and dignitaries such as Mayor Walsh, Governor Baker, Sheriff Tompkins, Police Commissioner Evans, Attorney General Healey and sponsored by major corporations.
Project CoordinatorSep 2004 to Aug 2006 Children's Hospital Boston, Proyecto Amistad － Boston, MA
Met the goals of the department's Safer Sex Social Network Intervention protocol
Recruited youth participants from across the city
Wellness Program ManagerApr 2003 to Jul 2004 Whittier Street Health Center － Boston, MA
Enhanced the services of the Post Prison ReleaseProgram
Planned the unveiling and marketing strategies for the health center's new Men's Health Clinic
Utilized my experience in marketing to further develop the Youth and Public Housing Outreach Programs
Bachelor of Arts, Hispanic Language and LiteraturesBoston University － Boston, MAStudied at the university in Boston and abroad in Madrid, Spain
College PreparationBoston Latin School － Boston , MA, USA
Awards The 2015 Youth In Crisis' "Bigtime Peace Award" for Civic Engagement presented by Mayor Marty J. Walsh
The 2014 Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Celebration of Education Award
The 2013 Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity's Sapphire Award for Social Action & Citation from Governor Deval Patrick
The 2010 Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women Unsung Heroines Award
The 2010 Greater Love Tabernacle's Celebration of Life Certificate of Appreciation for community service
The 2009 New England Patriots Community MVP Award The 2007 Fernando Miranda Award for Leadership in Outreach Education
Mass Industry Committee's Lifetime Achievement Award for contribution to the Hip Hop Community
American Public Health Association Award for promotional materials for the "You Make A Difference" Health Communications Project
The Six State Award for Outstanding Service to the Entertainment Industry
Various Outstanding Commitment to the Community and Youth Commendations