VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Support
10-year Anniversary Campaign Project Planning and Scheduling

Love, Unity & Values (LUV) Institute is a non-profit organization committed to its mission to inspire hope and empower youth, living in high burden communities impacted by trauma and violence, with economic opportunities while building resiliency and social-emotional competencies.

I volunteered my time for a project that included the development of 3 project plans and schedules to help support LUV's 10-year anniversary celebration campaigns. I worked with the team to build out the campaign plans and then developed the schedule for each campaign.

At the end of the project, they were provided with a template for project planning and also a project schedule template that they can use for future projects. I also created a tracking template so they can analyze year-over-year new donor and existing donor contributions by campaign results. 

I met the team at LUV Institute through Catchafire, a non-profit organization that connects professionals who want to donate their time and skills to non-profit organizations.

You can view the impact story at Catchafire.
Advocacy
Town of Queen Creek's Inclusive Playground
 
I volunteered my time, research and voice to build awareness and advocate for an inclusive playground at the new Mansel Carter Oasis Park in Queen Creek, Arizona. I provided feedback to Town staff and the engineering firm on playground design, supplied grant research and rallied other moms to voice the need for inclusive play in our community. I continuously advocated for the playground throughout the design and approval process.
 
My advocacy led to spearheading the grant effort that resulted in a $130K inclusive playground grant partnership between the Town of Queen Creek and Banner Ironwood Medical Center.
 
The 48-acre park is now home to the first-of-its-kind inclusive playground that was designed for ALL abilities so everybody can enjoy the physical, social and sensory aspects of play. The inclusive playground opened September 1, 2018.
Town of Queen Creek Announces $130K Grant Partnership with Banner Ironwood Medical Center
A Mom's Journey into Inclusive Play, Advocacy and Partnership

Committees
Transportation Advisory Committee
March 2016 - March 2018
The Transportation Advisory Committee members discuss transportation-related projects and programs, transportation planning efforts and makes recommendations to the Town Council on those matters.

Citizen Leadership Institute
2014-2015
Class of 2015. Citizen Leadership Institute is an award-winning community outreach program that includes a seminar series designed to inform residents about local government and provide an avenue for residents to help with current issues, future growth planning and development. Graduates have the opportunity to serve on Town boards, commissions and committees.

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