Dear Parents and Students:
Thank you again for your interest in the Y+IFL After School Program. I am excited to get to know each and everyone of you real soon! As we will be working closely together over the next few weeks , I thought it would be best to tell you a little bit about myself. Of course, if you want to get to know me better, you can probably find me at the Idea Fab Labs getting ready for our first Y+ IFL After School session, or you can just check me out, on my LinkedIn page to view a more in depth outline on my professional experiences and endeavors.
Until then, be well and happy new years!!
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Throughout my professional development, I have been committed to the well-being of children, educational programming and youth excellence. These efforts have afforded me the opportunity to empower the young lives of the community in which I have lived or worked in. Since the age of 18, I have pursued and fulfilled many meaningful and important roles in the community within the youth development arena to learn the practice of patience, active learning, effective communication and strategic planning.
As an educator- inside and outside of the classroom. I’ve learned how important it is to build literacy and interpersonal skills through active learning and just plain fun. But most importantly, I believe its critical to exemplify that mindset and course of excellence to my students.
Program Coordinator January 2000 – August 2004
In my role as Program Coordinator I had the honor of advocating for at-risk youth in both the Oakland and San Leandro School Districts. Working closely with educators, school administrators and public officials I worked to create safe spaces for students and parents to voice their needs and allocate local and regional resources for student excellence. In my efforts to bring about a more cohesive supportive network for at-risk children. I was responsible for, but not limited to: executing school policies, providing teacher evaluations, and staff development. I also was the point person to supervise one-on-one behavior management and progress reports at several school sites.
SMART Moves Program Director March 2004 – September 2006
Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland
As the SMART Moves Program Director, I was committed to overseeing the delivery and implementation of Clubhouse Skills Mastery And Resistance Training curriculum and programs. I often took a leadership role in sustaining the program budget, facilitating individual and organizational focus groups successfully. My responsibilities included, but was not limited to: creating master schedules, facilitating programming, documenting and reporting program progress.
Development Director October 2006 – December 2009
Peña Pachamama Cultural Center
In my position as Development Director, I had the opportunity to provide administrative support to the Executive Director and Board of Directors. Responsibilities included scheduling meetings and arrange logistics; preparing and sending out materials for meetings; and taking notes at all Board and committee meetings. In the midst of planning special events and maintaining our outreach in the community I would also update and maintain our donor database, research corporate and private funding opportunities, write proposals, review financial data and prepare yearly audit and IRS forms.
Lead Art Instructor Summer 2010 – Summer 2012
Galileo Summer Quest
As the Lead Art Instructor it was important to create a safe, engaging and fearless learning environment for my students. Over a period of (2) eight week sessions I had the honor of teaching and inspiring students in multimedia and life science based art projects. As I provided step by step instruction, it was important in establishing creative and safe environments in which art was explored and observed, and the joy of self-discovery was celebrated and recognized in each student.
SPA Program Coordinator January 2013 to January 2016
Serving ages 11 through 18. My role as SPA (Safe Place Alternative) Program Coordinator required my attention to developing and maintaining SPA services, SPA curriculum, including peer-support and transitional services to survivors accessing the SPA center. I also devoted ample time to involving the community in the SPA as volunteers, and created and managed the MISSSEY volunteer program.
The following categories outline my professional skills and achievements:
♦ Developed systems to document student progress, and methods to report back on our findings.
♦ Maintained a comprehensive calendar of events, organized special events and posted events on a community calendar page.
♦ Lead multiple projects and ensured consistent communication with all points of contact, clients and business owners.
♦ Created and implemented standard operating procedures relating to program management, administrative, organizational, policy and system designs.
♦ Became adept at maintaining community relation management tools.
I look forward to meeting with you.