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Work experience

20082009

Evening Shift Manager

Deli Mart 4th Street Market
19912008

Independent Contractor

United Food and Commercial Workers and ISD 709 Duluth Public Schools

Performed independent contracted work for the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, small to medium sized non profits and the Independent School District #709 in Duluth, Minnesota. The contracts were for specified times only and over many years.

20042005

Neighborhood Coordinator and Community Organizer

Neighborhood Housing Services of Duluth
20002004

Center Director and Neighborhood Job Consultant

Washington Family Resource Center
19962000

Assistant Building Manager

Bowman Properties, Inc.
19851991

Director, African American Student Services and Adviser, Black Student Association

University of Minnesota

Education

19821986

Political Science

19811982

19751979

Diploma

St. Joseph Central High School

Interest

  • Received the 2004 Martin Luther King, Jr. Justice for Peace Award in Duluth, Minnesota
  • Received the 2004 Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial Award of Distinction
  • Recognized by Twin Cities Public Television as an outstanding community leader of 2004
  • NAACP, Member
  • Duluth Planning Commission, Member

Summary

  • Hardworking and Creative
  • Caring and Trustworthy
  • Independent Thinker
  • Community Leader and Community Organizer
  • People Centered

Objective

I am presenting to you my professional experience, achievements, skills and relevant information related to my ability to lead and direct large and complex projects and my ability to manage large, medium and small personnel teams in a manner consistent with a succesful and thriving organization.

Skills

Organizational Skills
More than fifteen years experience as a professional community organizer Detail oriented and highly motivated Ability to direct complex projects from concept to fully operational status Goal oriented with strong leadership skills More than twenty years experience working in and with diverse populations Proven ability to work in unison with large and small groups Proven ability to work cross-culturally with individuals from professional and non professional backgrounds

Certifications

Knight Creative Communities Initiative Community Catalyst

Knight Foundation, Florida

Academy for Advancing Community

Blandin Foundation, Grand Rapids, Minnesota

Blandin Community Leadership Programs

Blandin Foundation, Grand Rapids, Minnesota

Advanced Dismantling Racism Certification

Crossroads Ministry Chicago, Illinois

Undoing Racism Certification

People's Institute - New Orleans, La.