This summer, at least eight residents are taking another step to help lead and empower their neighbors in the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood.
They are participating in the 10-week orientation program to become official Promise Ambassadors. They are attending classes, hearing from guest speakers, taking field trips, and doing homework.
In addition to learning more about their neighborhood and Cleveland, they will gain leadership skills. The training is led by the Neighborhood Leadership Institute, a Promise partner.
Primary instructors are Jimeka Holloway and Peter Whitt. Promise Engagement Staff Joe Black and Dawn Glasco have been instrumental in helping identify resident leaders to participate. Dawn is a prime example of how the program works as she participated in the first round of Ambassador training several years ago and has become a full-time Promise staff member.
An awards ceremony is planned for all who complete the program.
If you are interested in becoming a resident leader or Promise Ambassador (or to learn more about program), contact Dawn at email@example.com or 216.241.9300.
Richaun Bunton has joined the Promise team as Education Performance Manager. Richaun brings more than a decade of experience in the education setting, most recently with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD). During her nine years at CMSD, Richaun was a program manager for the district’s Family and Community Engagement (FACE) initiative where she was responsible for developing and overseeing programs and strategies to support meaningful engagement of families and members of the community.
Her experience in building partnership between schools, families and community organizations make her a wonderful asset to Promise. In her new role as Promise Education Performance Manager, Richaun will work with education providers in the K-12 sector and children and families in Cleveland Central to ensure Central children are positioned for educational success.
“I am elated to be a part of CCPN/SOCF family and am looking forward to building relationships in Central and honoring the voices of our community,” said Richaun.
A graduate of Cleveland State University with a Master’s of Social Work, Richaun also has a background in family reunification and mental health case management. Welcome Richaun. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org or (216) 970-4677.