awards & recognitions.

Awards & Accolades in Nonprofit Leadership

  • 2020 Indiana Youth Institute Youth Worker of the Year Award

  • 2020 One in a Million Award, Awarded by Multiplying Good for kind and heroic acts of service.

  • 2019 Indianapolis Business Journal’s Top Forty Under 40 Award, Awarded by the Indianapolis Business Journal

  • 2018 Community Impact Award, Awarded by the Indiana Civil Rights Commission and Governor of Indiana    

  • 2018 Jefferson Awards Foundation Award Recipient

  • 2018-19 Indy Progressive Rotary Club President

  • 2017 Indy’s Best and Brightest Finalist, Junior Achievement honors 100 of central Indiana’s most outstanding young professionals

  • 2017 Exchange Leadership Fellow, Young professional fellowship of the Indianapolis Urban League

  • 2016 Journey Fellow, Yearlong fellowship to provide professional development, networking, and education to youth workers

  • 2016 Minority Achievement Award Winner, Awarded by Center for Leadership Development for Human Achievement

  • 2015-2017 Service-Learning Interdisciplinary Cohort, Participated in a two-year fellowship with colleagues at the University of Indianapolis to develop and implement an effective service-learning model leveraging the resources and expertise of university faculty in Modern Languages and Nursing

  • 2015 Power of Peace Award Recipient, Awarded by the Peace Learning Center for promoting peace in Indianapolis

  • 2014 Business Ownership Initiative’s FastTrac Growth Venture for Nonprofits, a 10-week course facilitated by Bryan Orander of Charitable Advisors that taught a select few nonprofit leaders in Indianapolis about effectively managing their organizations

  • 2014 Heart of a Father Award Recipient, Awarded by the Fathers and Families Center for the fulfillment of the 4 dimensions of fatherhood: Involvement, Consistency, Awareness, and Nurturance

  • 2014 Power of Peace Award Nominee, Awarded by the Peace Learning Center for promoting peace in Indianapolis

  • 2012 ROSE Award Nominee, Awarded by the city of Indianapolis for outstanding customer service and character

Community involvement

  • Board Member, Nexus Impact Center (2020-Present)

  • Board Member, YOU YES YOU Project (2020-Present)

  • Board Member, Westminster Neighborhood Services (2019-Present)

  • United Way of Central Indiana Leadership United Program (2021)

  • Global Good Fund LEAP Program (2020)

  • Mali, West Africa Goalkeepers Program Co-Creator & Training Facilitator (2019)

  • New Orleans, LA Service Trip with ProAct Indy Youth (2018)

  • Catch the Stars Foundation, Board Member (2018-19)

  • Galway, Ireland, International Symposium on Service-Learning, Speaker/Presenter (2017)

  • Omaha, Nebraska, Engagement Scholarship Consortium Speaker/Presenter (2016)

  • Israel/Palestine Missions Trip (2016)

  • New York City, New York Service Trip (2015)

  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Africa Missions Trip (2014)

  • New Orleans, LA Service Trip (2009, 2010)

  • Maun, Botswana, Africa Missions Trip (2008)

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