New Carrollton, Maryland 20784 * 202.215.8890 *


Professional Profile

Human Services professional with (20) years experience managing Youth/Adult
Programs (Recreation/ Education/Workforce Development) throughout
Metropolitan Areas such as NYC, Fairfax, VA and Washington, DC; Managed
Regional Programs such as USDA Summer Lunch Program, Washington DC/Ward 7
Recreation Centers and NFL Flag Football.

areas of expertise

Professional Experience
See Forever Foundation Inc. / Maya Angelou Schools Young Adult Learning
Center, Washington, DC
Employment & Education Coordinator, April 2017 – May 2018(Contract)

Workforce Development Program Coordinator for Maya Angelou Young Adult
Learning Center (YALC) working closely with older Youth/Young Adults(ages
17-24) transitioning from incarceration. Career Exploration, Job Readiness
,Skills Development and Job Placement provided through Counseling.
Developed relationships with DC Area Employers such as Ace Hardware,
Pivotal Point LLC, Southern Management Corp for rapid job placement.

Key Accomplishments:
* Managed all aspects(Outreach, Enrollment, Job Readiness Training,
Payroll/Timesheets, Job Coaching) of Seeds for Success Landscaping
Training Program in partnership with Dept of Public Works, Washington
Parks & People and Dept of Employment Services.
* Partnerships with Goodwill of Greater Washington, Dress for Success,
Suited for Change, Byte Back Inc. for Business Attire and Vocational
* (20) Business Suits donated through National Suite Drive Program with
Men’s Wearhouse Stores.

Prince George’s Dept of Economic Development Corporation (One- Stop Career
Center), Largo, MD
BRAC-Career Consultant, March 2012-September 2016

Integral member of BRAC Team responsible for recruiting and enrolling more
than (200) Prince George’s County residents within FEDirect Federal
Employment Program. Program participants were determined eligible under
Workforce Investment Act(WIOA) guidelines. Administered intensive services
under WIOA such as Occupational Training, Career Counseling, and Support
Services( food, housing, clothing, medical). Shared resources for federal
employment through Social Media/Government websites. Facilitated workshops
and One-Stop CC WIOA Information sessions. Developed IEP( individual
employment plan) for case management and career/vocational goals.

Key Accomplishments:
* Recruited more than (500) participants for pre-screening and program
eligibility within FEDirect FEP.
* Successful job placement for more than (100) participants enrolled in
FEDirect Federal Employment Program.
* Registered (150-200) participants for Occupational Training in fields
such as IT, Healthcare, Project Management, Accounting and Human
* Adam’s House Satellite Program for Ex- Offenders(WIOA Enrollment, Resume
Writing, Career Exploration).

New Carrollton, Maryland 20784 * 301-577-3198 *

Marshall Heights Community Development Corporation, Washington, DC
Job Placement Counselor, January 2011-March 2012

Managed caseload with more than (150) Clients providing career
counseling/guidance, information for occupational training and referrals
for support services( food, clothing, housing, medical). Interviewed
clients to assess training needs, educational background, and work
experience for job placement. Monitored client progress throughout program
through case management, weekly communication via telephone or email.
Established partnerships with local area Employers (Corporate/Non-
Profits/Federal) for job placement/ occupational training opportunities.

Key Accomplishments:

Successfully partnered with Smithfield Packing Inc. to hire five to seven
clients for manufacturing/warehouse positions with competitive wages and
full benefits packages.

Instrumental in preparing grant proposal for TANF Workforce Development
Program and securing Combined Federal Campaign(CFC) membership.

Pathways To Housing DC, Washington, DC
Supported Employment Program Director, September 2007- September 2010

Directed Supported Employment Program for mentally-ill /formerly homeless
adults served under Housing First Model. Assisted clients with occupational
training and employment goals such as GED, Basic Computer Training and Job
Readiness skills. Supervised full-time staff and volunteers from Arbor
Education & Training and Potomac Job Corps. Member of Assertive Community
Treatment Team( ACT) that provided daily treatment services for clients
ranging from psychiatric treatment, case management , substance abuse
counseling and supported employment.

Key Accomplishments:
* Jumpstarted Ticket To Work Program for clients receiving social security
benefits (SSI/SSDI) that generated
substantial revenue for Agency.
* Implemented Work Awards Program that offered incentives for clients to
pursue employment and occupational training.
* Partnered with H Street Business District in Northeast Washington DC to
hire clients for entry-level /part-time positions such as Dishwasher,
Cook Prep, Host and Hostesses.
* Successfully placed more than (50) clients in part-time/full-time jobs
and occupational training in maintenance, customer service.

Arbor Education & Training, Largo, MD
Employment Specialist/Case Manager, January 2007-September 2007

Managed client caseload (90-100) Prince George’s County residents that
received TANF/TCA benefits . Bi-weekly meetings with client for case
management/career counseling services for developing employment goals,
career exploration and support services. Facilitated job readiness
workshops such as: Resume/Cover Letter preparation, Interviewing Skills,
Dress For Success.

Key Accomplishments:
* Designated to rebuild program and services at satellite office in
Landover, MD for new enrollment and basic job readiness skills training.
* Successful job placement for more than 20% of assigned clients and
received employer award( monetary bonus) for accomplishment.

DC Dept of Parks and Recreation, Washington, DC
Ward 7 Regional Manager, February 2006-April 2006 ( Reduction In Force)

Responsible for overseeing recreational programming, administrative,
fiscal, and personnel for Ward 7 / (8) Community Centers. Leadership for
developing Recreational & Educational Activities for all age levels within
Ward 7; Developed Community Partnerships with Civic Associations, ANC,
Community Groups and Schools serving residents in Ward 7. Supervised more
than (25) part-time and full-time employees with Union and Non-Union
Key Accomplishments:
* Restructured Programming throughout Centers to better serve all
populations(Seniors, Teens, Adults, Youth) within surrounding
* Implemented recreation advisory councils at all Centers within Ward 7
for community involvement with program development.

Fairfax County Department of Community & Recreation Services, Fairfax, VA
Assistant Community Center Director / Summer Lunch Program Manager, August
2001-January 2006

Management team member to oversee daily operations at Baileys Community
Center( Falls Church, VA).Supervised
(4-6) part-time/seasonal employees, along with special program
Instructors, such as Karate, Aerobics, Tae-Bo. performed administrator
functions at Baileys CC that included budget preparation, program
management, and progress reports.

Key Accomplishments:
* Managed Fairfax County’s USDA sponsored Summer Meals for Kids
Program, consisting of more
than (25) community sites serving Breakfast, Lunch or Snacks to
Youth( Ages :18 & under).
* Developed partnerships with different community organizations and
groups such as: SHARE DC; Big Brothers
Big Sisters; Joy of Sports; Kodak; DC United; USMC Toys for Tots;
Capital Area Food Bank.
* Received Community Event Award for Community Day at Baileys CC
from Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.

Queens College ( City University of New York / C.U.N.Y), Flushing, NY
Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (B.A.), Concentrations:
Physical Education & Urban Studies, 2000

Kingsborough Community College (City University of New York / C.U.N.Y),
Brooklyn, NY
Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts (A.A.), Concentration: Therapeutic
Recreation, 1997

Protean Careers International LLC, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Certified International Protean Career Coach (IPCC), May 2013

Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches, St.
Petersburg, FL
Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC), November 2013

Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches, St.
Petersburg, FL
Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW), November 2013

National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA), Washington, DC

Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches (PARWCC), St.
Petersburg, FL

National Association for Sports and Physical Education (NASPE), Reston, VA

Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAPHERD),
Reston, VA

Middle Atlantic Career Counselor Association (MACA), Willow Street, PA

Program Development and Design | Facilities Management | Fiscal/Budget
Oversight | Sports Leagues Management | Community Organizing |
Staff/Personnel Supervision | Community Partnerships | Grants Compliance |
Internet Research | Project Management | Case Management | Career
Counseling | Labor Market Research| Youth Development| Treatment Planning
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