Community Space Manager
Why Miami Children’s Initiative?
Before working for MCI, I was a volunteer coach for football, track, and basketball. A colleague during that time told me about MCI and I immediately became interested in the philosophy and the goals of this organization. Due to my interest in MCI, I decided to become apart of it and almost 3 years later, I am glad I made that decision.
What’s the best part of your work?
Out of all the things I enjoy about MCI, I must say interacting with the children and families is the best part of my job. Being able to help families get the services they need and helping kids achieve goals is extremely rewarding. When a child does something that makes them proud, even if it's completing a school project utilizing the resources we provide, it's a great feeling knowing that I might have had something to do with it.
What’s your most memorable MCI experience?
My most memorable experience with MCI would have to be when I decided to throw a Fall Festival for the Liberty City community. I spearheaded the event but it was a great turnout because of the support I received from the MCI team. Staffand residents volunteered their time, funds, and energy to ensure that the kids had a fun and safe experience during Halloween.
How has MCI impacted your life?
Naturally, I am a hands-on person who enjoys helping others when given the opportunity to do so. Before I began working with MCI, helping other people was something I did when I had the time. However, MCI gave me the opportunity to help others full-time. Getting this opportunity has made me become even more passionate about the work I do in the community because I get to see it everyday. Not only has the organization itself impacted me, but the children and families who are apart of MCI have impacted me because they welcome me and allow me to be apart of their lives.
Please name your favorite childhood character real or imaginary.