Kendra Hennig

Work experience

Work experience
Jun 2007 - Present

Director of Program Development

AYUDA (American Youth Understanding Diabetes Abroad, Inc.)

Directed the non-profit while heading the development and implementation of international youth empowerment and health education programs

  • Concurrently held Volunteer Development and Program Development positions
  • Developed and idrected internatinoal programs in 5 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Developed and implemented youth empowerment, grassroots outreach and health education strategy and curriculae
  • Maintained and developed relationships with international foundation partners
  • Created and managed program budgets totaling $175,000
  • Generated donations of over $500,000 over two years through grant-writing, volunteer fundraising, and individual donor development
  • Redesigned and managed database and financial reporting systems and website
  • Reported directly to the Board of Directors; supervised staff of 2 employees and 3 interns
Aug 2007 - May 2009

Bilingual Admissions Screener

Teach for America

Screened incoming corps members for bilingual classroom placement

  • Evaluated written writing sample submissions for fluency
  • Interviewed candidates through rigorous oral screening process
Jun 2007 - Aug 2008

Director of Volunteer Development

AYUDA (American Youth Understanding Diabetes Abroad, Inc.)

Ensured the successful recruitment, training, and action of volunteers in international programs

  • Toured college campuses across the US to present program, market to prospective volunteers and generate affiliations with heads of academic departments
  • Generated a pool of over 1,000 candidates and interviewed and selected over 100 highly qualified youth and professional volunteers
  • Developed and directed three international Volunteer Training Programs to lead volunteers through intensive medical, leadership, and multicultural training and preparation for their international service
  • Led volunteer teams through successful engagement and effectiveness in international programs
  • Marketed AYUDA to prospective donors volunteers and their families through communications, presentations and self-created marketing materials
Jun 2005 - Jun 2007


Teach for America

Served as member of highly selective national service corps of recent college graduates who commit two years of teaching in severely under-resourced public schools

  • Taught all subject levels in rigorous dual language (English and Spanish) program
  • Advanced students to "significant gains" averaging 1.9 - 2.2 years of academic growth each year utilizing intensive assessment and tracking methods
  • Created and implemented rigorous bilingual literacy support curriculum for struggling readers
  • Coached other teachers as third grade Lead Writing Teacher and Model Classroom
  • Developed and implemented Saturday Academy for music education curriculum
  • Successfully pursued grants worth over $3,000 for academic materials
  • Nominated for the Sue Lehmann Award for Excellence in Teaching
Aug 2006 - May 2007

Content Specialist

Teach for America

Selected to serve as a citywide mentor to incoming Teach for America corps members within the third grade specialty area

  • Mentored 18 new corps members through their first year of teaching
  • Delivered monthly workshops in curriculum development, assessment and tracking, literacy interventions, cross-cultural communication and behavioral modification
  • Engaged in continuous individualized support, corps member assessment and classroom observations


Sep 2005 - May 2007


Pace University

Concurrently attained degree while working as a full-time teacher

Sep 2001 - May 2005

BA (double)

University of Delaware Honors College
  • Double Minors:  Latin American Studies & Religious Studies
  • Valedictorian of both Majors
  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Teaching Assistant, Anthropology
  • Nominated as Rhodes Scholar contestant
  • Senior Resident Assistant
  • Study Abroad in Costa Rica



Proficient in MS Office Suite, PC and Mac, Google Suite

Effective multiasker; meticulous, efficient, organized.

Excellent public speaking and presentation skills

Thrive in fast-paced, people-oriented environment

Skilled Diplomatic Communicator

Fluent in English & Spanish