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Executive Chair of the South Louisiana Region (Current Employee) – Baton Rouge, LA – July 13, 2016
I truly enjoyed working with The Collective on both a national and regional level. While my full time job was teaching at the time, The Collective was where I could increase my impact on both the Teach for America and Baton Rouge communities.
My responsibilities included offering leadership and support to my regional team of three, meeting national goals through the fellowship, and collaborating with other regional collective chairs to help improve our chapters.
The hardest part of the job was keeping our organization relevant to Teach for America alumni of color no matter what they were doing or where they were living. It was difficult to make sure that we were meeting the needs of every individual involved. However, we made sure to use multiple platforms of engagement and cater events to the diverse population we wanted to support.
The most enjoyable part of the job was having the opportunity to re-brand the organization so that members truly saw its purpose. When people started seeing how we were meeting the objectives of creating a professional and personal community, supporting others with leadership development opportunities, and engaging others and ourselves in collective action, I really found a deeper appreciation for The Collective.