Strong City Baltimore, Director, Adult Learning Center, August 2015 – Present
Provides oversight and leadership for program operations involving the Adult Learning Center. Classes proved in Adult Basic Education (ABE), GED instruction and preparation, English Language Acquisition (ELA) and citizenship prep. Director is responsible for maintaining and executing fundraising and budget development, and management of the program ($680 budget); data collection, outcomes tracking and reporting to funding agencies; builds networks and partnerships with community organizations, institutions and volunteers to develop and promote programming; and supervises 25 full-time and part-time staff.
City of Baltimore, Office of the City Council President, 2010-2015
Communicated and advocated the City Council President's mission, purpose, and goals as it relates to legislation and programs; represented the City Council President at community association meetings, events and conferences; represented the Council President on various institutional boards, task force, grant reviewing groups, and policy advocacy groups throughout the city; informed the City Council President of community activities, questions, ideas, and concerns; worked with city agencies on behalf of communities to identify issues, concerns, solution, make referrals and secure necessary resources; coordinated meetings and events on behalf of the city council president, the community and city agencies.
Morning Star Baptist Church, GED Preparation Program
January 2004 – September 2007: Two days weekly, 2 hours each day (September – May), Acted as the Ministry Leader for the program by scheduling classes, creating lesson plans, performing pre-and-post assessment test, facilitating classes, and scheduling the GED test.
Waverly Improvement Association
January 2005 – November 2012: The association establishes and maintains community, organizational, and political relationships within the Waverly neighborhood to carry out the WIA’s mission to create a safe, clean, drug free neighborhood.
- As the correspondence secretary, acts as a community resource by addressing questions and concerns with the aid of city resources, and acts as the editor-in-chief of the Waverly Newsletter.
- As the Vice President, the position entails assisting the President with setting the goals and agenda for the neighborhood as well as act in the president’s absence.
- As the President, the position consists of leading the board as well as residents with maintaining and exceeding the mission of the WIA.
Waverly Elementary/Middle School Stakeholders Committee
September 2007 – completion of construction in 2015: With the intent to push city and state agencies to recognize and meet the need for academic parity as well as structural parity of Waverly Elementary/Middle School with that of Roland Park Country School, Greater Homewood Community Corporation organized a stakeholder committee, those who have pledged to stand and advocate for a new Waverly Elementary/Middle School. The goal of the committee was to keep city and state agencies on task with the reports, studies, evaluations, and deadlines necessary for a completed, thorough, and accurate presentation of the school and its immediate needs.
Task Force to Study the Adult High School Concept
July 2016 – June 2017: Appointed by the Secretary of Department of Labor Licensing and Regulations to recommend how to establish and regulate adult high schools. In formulating its recommendations, the Task Force considered eligibility requirements, financial stability, and capacity standards for adult high school operators; accreditation; reporting requirements; curriculum content; matriculation requirements; funding options, including financial aid; and other relevant issues.
Volunteer of the Year 2008, Greater Homewood Community Corporation (GHCC)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award 2009, Johns Hopkins
Community Mediator - Community Mediation Maryland Program
March 2008 - September 2008: Completed 50 hours of training in community mediation apprenticeship which included two mediation observations and two co-mediations.