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2020

Event 1: February 29, 2020, from 2-5 pm at the Public Works Building: a creative artistic expression showcase entitled “The Shades of the Suffrage Movement” with re-enactments, essays, and spoken word presented by youth ages 12-24 about the African American Women of the Suffrage Movement history has overlooked. (event serves 200+ participants).

Event 2: March 28, 2020 from 6-9 pm at the Change Center: A Mother Son (only) Evening Affair entitled, “Her night, His shine & HIS ARMOUR” – an evening where sons walk the red carpet, take a photo with their moms, sons are encouraged to vote in the future and sons have a chance to register to vote at the event.

2019

Town Hall Meetings on each side of town listening to what the people had to say about their need for affordable housing. – Mayor recognizes opportunities to create jobs (plumbing etc.). D. Upton sees opportunities for implementation of Lifeskills program.

Scarf Gloves Caps for the homeless – citywide – 420 served

2018

Safety Center Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting: a result of my organization negotiating and mediating for the mentally challenged for eight years. Negotiator/public speaking and mediating – result in $15 Million dollars to open safety centers across the state

The need for bus shelters as a result – shelters were placed in significant areas that service the most vulnerable. Negotiated meditated functioned as liaison to successfully get 5 installed in the most vulnerable communities.

Below freezing temperatures – we originated the first warming center and expanded to include multiple ministries across the city resulting in the homeless not freezing to death. Negotiated mediated and functioned as a liaison to bring multiple partners and resources together to expand our capacity to serve across the city.

2017

Co-ordinated with out-of-state Partners to do a Wheel Chair Outreach: disabled adults and children lap blankets, socks, and stuffed animals for comfort. 297 served in Tennessee & Louisiana.

2016

Eight Year Safety Center Project Developer, visionary, Advocate from inception to completion. Functioned as negotiating mediator advocate for and obtain $4.3 Million dollars to build a safety center to take a step back and evaluate the mentally challenged rather than throwing them in jail.

2015

Community Outreach 1000 signatures for community buy-in to the concept of a safety center. Lead negotiator meditator Advocate from inception to completion.