Arika Lycan


I am looking for employment in the Nonprofit/Social Service sector. I hope to use my skills in program design and evaluation, advocacy, and cultural competence to serve the needs of citizens in the Southeastern Michigan area. I am looking to obtain a position as a Program Coordinator or Project Manager.

Work History

Work History
Jun 2008 - Present

Support Coordinator

• Supporting a caseload of eighteen individuals with developmental disabilities• Connecting persons supported by the agency to community resources and benefits• Bringing together family, friends, and community supports to most comprehensively address needs of the persons supported by the agency, through person centered planning • Empowering the persons supported by the agency to achieve their goals

Jun 2007 - Jun 2008

Administrative Assistant

Ohio Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

• Compiling survey results for educational programs and reporting results to presenters• Processing Evaluation survey data for 300 participants at a state-wide conference• Recording and managing data for conference registrations in Microsoft Excel• Copying, collating, faxing, and other office duties

Nov 2007 - Jun 2008

MSW Intern- Community Impact Dept.

The United Way of Central Ohio

• Developed workshop objectives for two leadership programs which equip LGBT individuals and persons of color in Columbus with the tools to serve effectively on a Nonprofit board• Compiled a list of "Best Practices", used in the development of common program outcomes for all United Way of Central Ohio-funded agencies• Served on a Grant Review team for the Neighborhood Partnership Grants • Created a User's Guide for United Way's Cultural Competency Standards

Aug 2006 - May 2007

BSW Intern

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washtenaw County

• Facilitated Volunteer and Client Orientations• Conducted volunteer group meetings, and client interviews• Served as a liaison between Big Brothers Big Sisters and Eastern Michigan University

May 2005 - May 2006

Resident Advisor

Eastern Michigan University Department of Housing and Dining

• Offered emotional and academic support and on and off campus resources to residents• Planned and implemented educational/social programs to educate and inform residents including an LGBT Ally training, a Communication program, and a Body Image program,• Served the needs of residents on my floor and in the Residence Hall• Enforced Hall policies and maintained safety in the hall• Mediated conflicts between residents/roommates





Nonprofit Management Certificate

American Humanics Management Institute
Jun 2008 - Apr 2009

Limited License Master of Social Work

State of Michigan