Education Programs Director Community Relations in Atlanta GA Resume Lisa Eaves by LisaEaves


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									                                         Lisa F. Eaves
                                          Fairburn, GA 30213
404-213-5505 (cell)    


Accomplished manager with more than 15 years of professional experience in the non-profit industry.
Detail-oriented professional with strong leadership skills and a commitment to improving communities
through effective education and social service programs. Proficient in developing and managing budgets
in excess of $1M and leading teams of more than 30 staff reports. Knowledge of grant programs,
fundraising and community capacity building. Able to take a project from initial startup to completion and
evaluation. Effective communicator with excellent problem solving skills.
                                       AREAS OF EXPERTISE
  Project Management                  Educational Program Development           Operations Management
  Supervision & Training              Budget Development & Management           Grant Writing Skills
  Special Events Planning             Community Collaborations                  Fundraising
Revamped Mentoring Towards College program. Developed implementation plan for Mentoring
Towards College Project, designed curriculum and training modules for students and volunteers. IMPACT:
Recruited 200 corporate volunteer mentors and school-aged mentees to participate in pilot program.

Managed operations for school-based sites. Negotiated new partnership agreements with 5 metro
Atlanta school districts to use school facilities and serve more children through afterschool programs.
IMPACT: Expanded organization’s service area and community outreach. Added 1000 school children in
the first year.

Reorganized College Bound program. Assessed increases in drop out rates and declining graduation
rates. Developed a comprehensive educational prep program to increase the number of graduates and
encourage college enrollments. IMPACT: Increased number of inner city graduates from 45% to 85%.

Led fundraising activities. Solicited financial support from corporations, and individuals to support
education programs. Assisted with grants proposals totaling more than $5M. IMPACT: Sustained existing
programs, added new programs, increased clients served, exceeded fundraising goal and met budget.

Streamlined processes for new scholarship funds. Developed guidelines for establishing and
distributing scholarship funds. Familiarized donors with the process through one-on-one consultations.
IMPACT: Increased revenues by doubling the number of managed scholarship funds.

Spearheaded campaign to support Haitian relief efforts. Coordinated community involvement in a
drive for clothing, toiletries and monetary donations. Raised money to sponsor personal trip to Haiti to
provide needed assistance and support. IMPACT: Worked in an orphanage and senior facility.
                                    PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
    Essentials of Mentoring and Program Administration (Big Brothers Big Sisters of America)
   Grant Writing & Administration Academy, Essentials of Fundraising (Nonprofit University)
        Leadership Academy, The Management Institute (Boys & Girls Clubs of America)
        Master of Arts, Counseling – University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
      Bachelor of Arts, Political Science/Sociology – State University of New York, Albany, NY
                                         Lisa F. Eaves
                                        Fairburn, Georgia 30213
404-213-5505 (cell)    

                                  PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF METRO ATLANTA, Atlanta, GA                                       2011 - 2011
Director of Academic Success
  Developed an academic support vision and positive intervention strategies to achieve the vision
   through one-to-one mentoring delivery model by training corporate volunteers to support children
  Designed curriculum and facilitated training modules for staff, volunteers, students and parents in
   Mentoring Towards College program
  Monitored all program participants’ academic progress while working with the mentor, the parent and
   the school to intervene when challenges and obstacles to academic success arise

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF METRO ATLANTA, Atlanta, GA                                             2000 – 2010
Regional Vice President, Operations – Clubs in Schools (2008 – 2010)
  Provided management, leadership, strategic direction and oversight for the Clubs in Schools Initiative.
  Supervised five Club Directors in the areas of program delivery, facility management, personnel issues,
   budget management and outcomes measurements.
  Established and maintained effective partnerships with school systems, advisory board members,
   foundations, volunteers, community groups and various constituencies.
Senior Director, Education, College & Career Development (2003 – 2008)
  Organized and promoted all special events for College & Career Development department.
  Assisted marketing and development team with promoting educational programs to the business
   community by writing grant proposals, soliciting funds and developing resources for individual donors.
  Collaborated with colleges, youth development agencies and business community to foster educational
   and career opportunities for middle and high school youth.
Director, College Bound (2000 – 2003)
  Directed and implemented a comprehensive college preparation program for Club youth.
  Developed operating procedures, curriculum manuals, program applications and annual calendars.
  Organized up to six annual tours to colleges and universities throughout the Southeast. Provided test-
   prep assistance to youth including SAT, ACT and Georgia Graduation Test.
  Managed $500,000 annual scholarship program including developing guidelines, receiving applications,
   evaluating applicants, and processing checks to colleges and universities.

INROADS/ATLANTA, INC., Atlanta, GA                                                             1999 – 2000
Program Manager, Intern Development & Placement
  Identified high-potential minority talent through recruitment at local high schools and colleges.
  Selected and matched students with area businesses for placement in long term internships.
  Expanded opportunities for internships by increasing the number of corporate placements.
  Provided year-round consulting and coaching to interns to ensure further career success.

                                   COMMUNITY VOLUNTERISM
                   College Success Network, Atlanta Education Fund, 2008-2011
              Renaissance Middle School, Fulton County Schools, Volunteer 2011-2012
      Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education, Parental Involvement Task Force, 2005-2007
                 Clayton County Schools, Strategic Planning Committee, 2008-2010
        First Tabernacle COGASOC, Trustee Board, Fundraising Chair & Secretary, 2005-2012
                     AHomeInHaiti.Org, Volunteer, Traveled to Haiti, July 2010

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