Ceroncia dances her way to a bright future
Voice of Hope is so proud to introduce you to Ceroncia Jessie. Ceroncia will be a Senior this Fall at The University of Houston and is currently working at Voice of Hope as the Intern Supervisor and is part of the Rees-Jones Urban Foundation Internship Program.
But let’s start at the beginning. Ceroncia’s mom attended Voice of Hope when she was a child.
Ceroncia and her family lived in West Dallas. She attended Amelia Earhart Learning Center, W.E. Greiner Exploratory Arts Academy, and Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and of course along the way she also attended Voice of Hope.
Ceroncia’s mom wanted her to have the same experiences she did and enrolled her for Summer Camp and After-School programs throughout her childhood. For Ceroncia Voice of Hope was her “church outside of church” her “home away from home”
“Not only did (Voice of Hope) continue the educational paths that were started at the schools I was attending, but they also continued the teaching that I was learning at church and more.”
For Ceroncia, Voice of Hope was a place where she felt safe and where she could ask for help and not feel judged or embarrassed. She fondly remembers the Summer Camp morning assemblies where everyone would come together in the gym, they would dance and sing and get energized for the day. She describes Voice of Hope as the welcoming place in the community with a willingness and funds to help those in the community where neighbors and families can come for help and feel comfortable and welcomed. Voice of Hope is spreading the Gospel everyday and encouraging the children to be disciples of God.
Ceroncia plans to do just that. When she graduates form The University of Houston, she intends to attend graduate school for her master’s in fine arts in dance and to then return to her community and teach dance to children in underserved communities and provide them with the same encouragement and love of God she was taught at Voice of Hope. She dreams of having her own Dance Studio someday!
What a great example of the power of God’s love and how when a community comes together we can support children like Ceroncia to be disciples and impressive, successful young adults.
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