For over 40 years the Center for Leadership Development has equipped African American youth with the skills and tools they need to become business, professional and community leaders.
Now, with 13 weeks of Self-Discovery/Career Exploration Project (SD/CE) behind them, those same alumni are growing into change makers all across the world.
The Center for Leadership Development Alumni Association (CLDAA) is proud to share a few members stories below, and looks forward to hearing yours. Join the #CLDAA today!
|President: Nicole Woodson (CLD ’98)
Nicole’s passion lies within giving back to the community with her time, talents, and resources. She believes in the “village” and serves as a guide and resource to those around her. Reflecting on her meager upbringing, Nicole always states that “It’s a blessing to be a blessing!” Nicole is honored to be named the President of the CLDAA and looks forward to further supporting CLD’s mission with the help of the 11,000+ alums. She believes that together we can accomplish anything. In her career life, Nicole currently serves as the Indiana-based Vice President and Community Development Manager.
|Vice President: Sebrina Campbell (CLD ’07)
Sebrina is a graduate of several CLD programs including SD/CE, Rawls Scholars Initiative, and College Prep Institute. Sebrina attended Saint Louis University (SLU) where she graduated Magna Cum Laude earning a B.S. in Health Information Management and her Masters in Healthcare Administration. She is excited to bring her experience with performance and operational improvement to the CLDAA to develop long standing systems and infrastructure for both the current and future alumni association.
The 5 committees that make up the structure of the CLDAA are as follows:
1. Alumni Volunteers: Execute recruitment plan to increase the number of alumni volunteers; active outreach to CLD friends and colleagues to encourage volunteerism among alumni. Assist with identifying alumni who can serve as volunteers for CLD as: facilitators, role models and guest speakers, etc.
Led by: Jenee Green and Donald Eldridge
2. Corporate Relationships/Partnerships: Implement outreach strategy for corporations and organizations where alumni are current employees for the purpose of supporting CLD by leveraging alumni relationships for student internships and contributions.
Led by: Marva Hunt and Jaylan Fisher
3. Fundraising: Assist CLD with securing financial support to continue offering excellent programming to black youth at a nominal cost. Spearhead an expanded outreach strategy to alumni in effort to increase alumni giving, and annual contributions.
Led by: this could be you!
4. Outreach/Marketing: Partner with Alumni Relations Coordinator to expand alumni outreach and communication in effort to connect with a greater number of alumni. Alumni essentially serve as Ambassadors for CLD.
Led by: DeShara Doub
5. Program Recruitment: Attend recruitment events in effort to generate more participation in CLD programs and services using the alumni network. Encourage alumni to advocate and educate the community about CLD services for family members, friends and networks.
Led by: this could be you!