25 years of Service...
How did you hear about or get involved with VOICE OF HOPE?
My grandmother was on the Board of Directors as a community voice.
What was your position at Voice of Hope?
I was Computer Leader, Club Leader,
Programs Manager, Operations Manager, Programs Director, and Quality Director to the most recent Consultant.
How have you been involved with Voice of Hope?
I was 16 years old when I started at VOICE OF HOPE. I wanted to be around other Christian teenagers. Now, I help VOICE OF HOPE in whatever capacity they need me, whether it be, professional development for Programs staff, creating flyers, planning SDC away camps and assisting Associates in the classroom.
What has Voice of Hope meant to you and how has it impacted your life?
VOICE OF HOPE is a very important entity in my life. I had a lot of “firsts” at VOICE OF HOPE.
-My first air plane ride, mission trip to Matamoros, Mexico.
-My first time seeing and being on a beach in South Parade Island.
-My first job at 16, helping do minor repairs, painting and landscaping neighborhood house.
There is not a day that goes by that I don’t think about VOICE OF HOPE or I see a family that would benefit from the blessings of VOICE OF HOPE.
VOICE OF HOPE is a part of who I am and I am Voice of Hope.
What is your favorite part/aspect of Voice of Hope?
Naturally, I love anything dealing with education. I will always be partial to the Programs Department. Our students are always looked down on in society because they come from West Dallas. I enjoy breaking down those stereotypes and help our student succeed.
What is your favorite memory with VOICE OF HOPE?
I have a couple of favorite mile stones at VOICE OF HOPE.
-Winning S.A.L.T. of the Year in 1994.
-Winning 3rd place in the Rotary 4 Way Speech Contest.
Why do you think Voice of Hope is important to the community?
VOICE OF HOPE is important to the community because it provides a safe haven for children to learn/accept Jesus and get a jumpstart on their educational goals.
What inspires you most about VOICE OF HOPE?
VOICE OF HOPE is providing hope for the future!
Why is it important for VOICE OF HOPE to incorporate the Christian curriculum in its programs?
VOICE OF HOPE was founded on Christian beliefs and I feel incorporating the Christian values in the curriculum will help detour some on the bad behavior students exhibit.
What is a little-known fact about you that you’d like to share?
My motto in life is “Education is a way out of Poverty”. I am a firm believer you can overcome any barrier that is thrown your way. I am now an 8th Grade Teacher for DISD and I am certified to teach Special Education and Social Studies. I am also a member of The Order of the Eastern Star and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Stories of Hope
Voice of Hope is proud to share a series of stories through this year that will tell the history of Voice of Hope and what a tremendous impact your support has had in the community and so many lives.