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Objective Statement

Building a technology-driven and volunteer-led leadership team to empower and mobilize Africa’s youth for employment through multiple channels of engagements with focus on expanding the AYM social enterprise and business incubator center in Sierra Leone, West Africa, with transferable skills to other available opportunities in the United States.

Work History

Jan 2000Present

Founder

Twenty-First Century African Youth Movement
  • Recruiting and mobilizing United Nations Online Volunteers as grant researchers, proposal writers, website designers and management consultants.
  • Conceptualize, direct and coordinate AYM projects.
  • Managing and updating the organization's website and social media platforms - Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Plus.
  • Managing AYM mailing list and sending out periodic newsletters via Mailchimp.
  • Organizing Webinars using GoTo Meeting, Google Hangouts and Big Marker.
Jul 2002Nov 2002

Loaned Executive

United Way of Dane County
  • Represented United Way Corporate Partner, Famous Footwear, as a Loaned Executive (LE).
  • Assisted United Way Staff in the development and implementation of workplace campaigns.
  • Brought my public speaking/relations expertise and energy to help United Way expand solicitation efforts.
  • Helped United Way reached new markets and broaden the base of community giving.
  • Helped strengthen the United Way commitment to what matters in Dane County - mobilizing the caring power of the community to help one another by making lasting improvements on human care issues.
Jul 1999Sep 2001

Quality Assurance Specialist & Unit Manager

VISTA/GC SERVICES/MCI
  • Trained new employees.
  • Supervised thirty-three Communicative Assistants
  • Monitored, evaluated and provided feedback to current employees.
  • Initiated creation of center-wide newsletter.
  • Conducted training workshops.
  • Supervised the call processing floor by answering operator questions, dealing with upset customers, and problem-solving technical difficulties. 
Jul 1999Aug 2001

Communication Assistant

  • Provided telecommunications assistance for the deaf and hard of hearing, speech disabled community while maintaining confidentiality and abiding by the relay code of ethics.
  • Using a TTY,  voices everything to the hearing person that is typed on one side of the conversation, and types everything the voiced caller says for the other side of the conversation.
Nov 1993Nov 1994

Program Assistant - Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA)

AmeriCorps

The Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) program places individuals in a variety of situations where the application of individual talent and dedication bring an added dimension to federal, state, and private nonprofit organizations assisting low-income communities.

  • Placed with the Common Wealth Development's Youth-Business Mentoring Program to design the pre-employment skills training manuals.
  • Recruit,ed, trained, supervised the youth in an intensive three week pre-employment training followed by a job placement with a supportive businesses.
  • Taught teens how to effectively find, apply, and interview for jobs.
  • Worked with successful teens to keep and excel at their new jobs.
  • Engaged businesses to partner with Common Wealth Development to show our participants how to provide superior customer service and exceed employer expectations.
  • Monitored, evaluated and progressively recorded youth participation in the program.

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