Creative Action Institute: Director of Education and Training(2013-2019)
Built the Education and Training program from the ground up; designed all workshops and curriculum; mentored field staff, volunteers, and interns; and co-developed the strategic direction of the organization.
Oversaw end-to-end project management activities, including in-depth intake, research and analysis, curriculum design, program delivery and evaluation.
Designed and implemented the Creative Environmental Leadership Program that consists of training, coaching and ongoing-technical support for cohorts of 67 environmental nonprofits throughout Belize, Cameroon, Ghana, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Peru. The training program includes four 3-day modules in Creative Leadership, Facilitation, Collaboration and Systems Change.
Designed and implemented the East African Girls Leadership Initiative and 2-year Mentorship program (spotlighted by the Obama Foundation) with a cohort of 15 organizations and schools from Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and South Sudan working for girls’ rights. The program includes creative leadership, facilitation and advocacy training, year-long coaching and a 5-day Leadership Summit to empower girls and women to effect change in their communities through creative social actions.
Lead author of Gender Responsive Pedagogy Toolkit for Teachers and Schools to be distributed by the Ministries of Education in 30 African countries. Designed and implemented 5-day Trainers’ Training for Ministers and educators with FAWE, UNESCO and UNICEF to successfully provide gender-responsive and learner-centered teaching practices in schools.
Designed and implemented professional development leadership trainings, dynamic staff retreats, innovative conferences, and educational symposiums for nonprofits and universities throughout the US. Clients include CUAV, Foundation for Sustainable Development, Counterpart International, Thousand Currents, UC Berkeley Principal Leadership Institute, Duquesne University, PLAN International, SF Foundation, CauseLabs, Opportunity Collaboration, 350.org, World Trust, Mujeres Unidas y Activas, Melton Foundation, New England BioLabs, EDGE, International Funders for Indigenous People, BIONEERS and Rotary World Peace Conference.
For more information about how Creative Action Institute is catalyzing community-driven solutions for gender equality and a sustainable planet, check them out here: creativeactioninstitute.org
Somos Mayfair: Director of Cultural Activism and
Community Engagement (2007-2011)
Designed and implemented a new Cultural Activism and Community Engagement program using theater, popular education, community organizing and cultural events.
Completed key program management functions such as data monitoring and evaluation, monthly and annual reporting, and organizational and board development planning.
Designed and led a political leadership school for immigrant parents to engage in activism on issues of health, education, and immigration reform.
Co-directed an award-winning community theater troupe, Teatro Familias Unidas, with immigrant women who wrote 13 original plays based on real-life stories that addressed domestic violence, immigration reform, healthcare, early childhood education, the ecological crisis, and peaceful alternatives to gangs.
Drove development efforts through grant writing, individual giving campaigns, and planning large-scale cultural events: Dia de los Muertos, Dia de las Madres and Posada.
Facilitated a series of Leadership and Economic Justice strategy workshops with staff, board and community leaders.
For more information about how SOMOS Mayfair is building
the collective power of the immigrant community in east San José, CA,
check them out here: somosmayfair.org