Asalou W. Givens

Portfolio

Work History

Work History
Feb 2013 - Present

Kids Club Associate

Equinox Fitness

-Engage children in fun and exciting activities

-Provide a safe environment for children while their parents exercise

Jun 2011 - Apr 2012

Alternative Break Trip Leader

American University
  • Proposed the first Alternative Break trip to Liberia, West Africa, to the Alternative Breaks Coordinator at  American University. 
  • Facilitated pre-trip trainings and meetings with the 5 trip participants, which helped to prepare them forvarious aspects of the trip. These meetings also featured guest speakers who helped to explain   Liberian culture and customs. 
  • Along with my co-leader and trip faculty advisor, we helped trip participants with fundraising activities to help cut costs of the trip.
  • Led the group in services projects on the ground for 10 days in Liberia during the Winter Break.
  • Met with the US Ambassador to Liberia and the President of Liberia. 
  • Facilitated trainings and meetings for future leaders of Alternative Break trips. 
  •  Facilitated post-trip activism projects to keep the relationships and connection strong with organizations in Liberia.
Jan 2011 - Apr 2012

Outreach and Event Coordinator

African Students Organization at American University
  •  Served as a liaison between AU and other African organizations at area DC universities
  •   Promoted and established events aimed at informing the AU community about issues concerning    Africa.
  •   Represented the organization when pitching events to the Student Activities office
  •   Coordinated annual Charity fashion  and cultural showcase
  •   Through fundraising initiatives we were able to raise money for various charities and organizations     that seek to promote development in Africa.
2009 - 2012

Teacher Assistant/Summer camp counselor

Trinity Learning Center

Summer 2009-2012

  •      Provided assistance to teachers in the classroom
  •      Led children in enjoyable learning activities
  •      Chaperoned and supervised children during Field Trips
  •      During the summer camp months, I was in charge of my own classroom. 
Sep 2011 - Dec 2011

Client Relations Intern

A Wider Circle

  •   Scheduled client appointments for them to come in and pick out items
  •   Helped Clients select furniture and basic needs items
  •   Administrative/office work: Filing, data entry, answering phone calls
  •  Made an organization chart/flyer for the mattress section in order to make it easier for clients to find the mattresses they need. 
Jan 2010 - Jan 2011

Teacher Assistant

Friendship Childrens Center

  • Provided assistance to teachers in the classroom
  •  Led children in activities to stimulate and encourage further learning. 
  • Assisted with lesson planning by contributing ideas. 
Sep 2010 - Dec 2010

American University: DC Reads Tutor/ Homework helper

Community of Hope

  • Tutored children in reading and math skills
  • Assisted with homework assignments, by helping with each problem when needed. 
  • Engaged children in learning activities
Aug 2010 - Dec 2010

Community Associate (CA): Global Sociology

American University: New Students Programs
  • Provided  assistance to Professor with classroom discussion in the Global Sociology Course offered at American University
  • Mentored to freshmen students in the Global Sociology Learning Community
  • Facilitated weekly Wednesday labs with students which included supplemental instruction and occasional field trips centered on various Sociological concepts

Education

Education
Aug 2008 - May 2012

B.A.

American University