Exceptional leader and dynamic self-starter with a passion for community development. Proven ability to carry out independent and long-term projects and a specialty in working with higher risk and first generation high school students.
Strong verbal communication
Youth Specialist/PACT Program Facilitator, 10/2015
to 12/2015 Aurora Youth Options – Aurora,
Worked on a team dedicated to connecting middle and high school aged youth in Aurora to positive resources throughout the Aurora community.
Granted responsibility of at least 12 different high schools and middle schools in the Aurora area; responsible for surveying nominated youth then interviewing and connecting youth to an activity in the community.
Researched available resources in the Aurora and Denver-area community and organized in an electronic resource guide; worked to provide dynamic and unique options to youth based on information gathered during intake interview and survey.
Community Resource Coordinator, 08/2014
to 09/2015 Boys Hope Girls Hope – Denver,
Connected first generation high school students with resources and developmental opportunities, including community service events, job fairs, career panels, internships and guidance on college applications.
Recruited mentors and volunteers while implementing effective systems of mentor and volunteer training and management.
Created and maintained community partnerships through organized and creative outreach to agencies, businesses and schools.
Resident Assistant, 08/2012
to 05/2013 University of Nebraska-Lincoln Housing – Lincoln,
Managed a residence hall floor of 45 undergraduate college students; administrative tasks included room condition reports, incident reports, and management of room changes and roommate conflicts.
Organized an academic year worth of weekly educational and community programs with a focus on academic study skills, cultural awareness, substance use versus abuse and career development.
Provided paraprofessional advising to students on various personal and academic issues; referred student s to on and off-campus resources for further help and support.
Bachelor of Arts: English and Global Studies,
May 2014 UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA LINCOLN - Lincoln,
NE Course work in cultural linguistics and digital humanities with a focus on African history and culture.