I love progress. I love when an idea forms, develops and over time grows into something powerful and unique.
In the last 20 years, I have developed top project management skills through my incredible work experiences, facilitating and recieving impactful trainings, attaining modern professional certifications and pursuing entrepreneurial endeavors to make dreams and visions come alive.
I call the bullets points below my skills to manifestation.
My vision is to utilize my skills and expertise to make this world a better place by being thoughtful and intentional with each project.
Deep technical experience in the world of programming has provided me with the tools and skills to bring significant change and impact to project and program management. My range of work reaches into many corners of professionalism, and all are centered around service and civil rights. From working as a teacher, program director, and organizer; to working at a local church to law firms - my perspective and experience is rich and adequately equipped to thoughtfully and respectfully manage programs and projects with DEI in mind.
Surge Institute: Elevating Leaders of Color in Educational Spaces
Education is the civil rights issue of our time. Depending on a governmental system to bring change no longer seems effective, and history proves it. We are living in this moment because of our ancestor’s vision, strength and desire for all to be free from unjust laws. And we must maximize lessons from the past to gain greater perspective on how to continue the movement to advance our civil right to be young, gifted and free, now and forever more.
Pulling from the strategies of great civil rights movements and marrying those tactics with modern day tools and passion for education equality has activated a mindset to help solve one of the current problems of education inequities in Washington, DC: The racial wealth gap.
Leveraging support, work and experience, I have been able to develop two volunteer-led community-based federal nonprofits that are established to provide strong learning opportunities to a total of six schools filled with bright children whose families are marginalized by race, language, opportunity and of low economic status. Developing community power is an opportunity to continue the good fight and create good trouble.
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Originally supported by Washington Lawyers' Committee of Civil Rights and Urban Affairs
"Being a project manager is like being an artist, you have the different colored process streams combining into a work of art." - Gregg Cimmarrusti
Projects are customized to fit the goals and expectations of the client while also optimizing people's capacity and collaboration to ensure the goals of the project build longevity and sustainability.
Project management is combining knowledge, specific skills, tools and techniques to drive value to a person's or organization's mission and/or vision statement.
"In order to teach you, I must know you." - Lisa Delpit
By creatively providing succinct quantitative and qualitative information, stakeholders have diverse perspectives and opportunities to stay engaged and committed to the cause. And understanding and evaluating the cause, allows us all to learn, teach and grow together.
"Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now." - Alan Lakein
Projects and programs are strategic vehicles that move organizations forward. Collaboratively materializing and unfolding action plans to implement sustainable, attainable and impactful growth and changes with DEI in mind, increases joy, impact and progress.
I have started a practice with my work. I ask everybody to share a story with me. " - America Calderon
Power skills are critical to our future. It’s no longer soft, but groundbreaking, earth shattering skills that are necessary for growth and progress. To create earth shattering progress, we must humanize all stakeholders, hear their stories, and facilitate discussions that brings forth harmony. Success begins with a story.
“The stereotypical images we hold toward groups are powerful in influencing what people see and expect of students. Unless educators consciously try to undermine and work against these kinds of stereotypes, they often act on them unconsciously." - Pedro Noguera
A personal and professional endeavor of mine was to rethink how we teach faith to young minds in my role as Children's Ministry Director for 6 years. Presenting the story of love should be reflective of the children we serve and the diverse world they are living in. Ensuring that not only the curriculum and instruction is inquiry-based, but also equitable and theologically sound, helped to elevate the applications of the written Word so that young minds can fully understand the impact of faith, and how their little unique souls can make a difference in this large world.
If you have questions, or would like to discuss ways to potentially build a contract, let's chat!