Sacred Valley Health (Ayni Wasi)
Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator
August 2013 — Present
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Served as NYC Service point of contact for Civic Corps teams and non-profit/agency partners
• Managed relationships between Site Supervisors and Corps members
• Assisted with the tracking of data as reported by Site Supervisors on a monthly basis
• Held Civic Corps accountable for set goals and standards
Planed and facilitated professional development of Civic Corps
• Created and executed a comprehensive annual training schedule
• Provided valuable training to Civic Corps on a monthly basis
Recruited following Civic Corps class
• Coordinator on Outreach and Recruitment Team
• Logistics coordinator on the Admissions Team
• Reviewed applications, screened, and interviewed applicants
Managed 3 NYC Service initiatives (Love Your Block, MillionTreesNYC, Shape Up NYC)
• Served as the NYC Service point of contact
• Ensured initiative alignment with NYC Service
• Tracked and assessed progress against specific NYC Service goals
• Built strong relationships and establish lasting partnerships
Provided project support with other service activities and programs
• Hurricane Sandy Relief
• MLK National Day of Service
• MillionTreesNYC Fall and Spring Planting Days
• Provided support to project manager on build site and worked with managers to trouble shoot potential project challenges.
• Guided volunteers with playground assembly, movement of safety surfacing, and concrete mixing and motivated volunteers to maintain momentum and enthusiasm on Build Day.
• Acquired knowledge on playground equipment and play environment project construction and assisted with site preparations.
• Collaboratively designed the Peer Mentor Program that will guide 300 traditional and adult first year students through the transition to college and improve typical community college attrition rates.
• Brainstormed programs that will promote college success including career development and global learning workshops.
• Promoted the New Community College in coordination with the admissions department. Answered questions from students and parents, spoke on panels, facilitated icebreakers, and conducted informational interviews. Team successfully filled all 300 slots.
• Taught public health education to classes of 20 underserved high school students on topics such as decision-making, nutrition, and physical activity.
• Trained, provided feedback to, and mentored two health educators.
• Taught English, Spanish Literacy, Public Health, and Environmental Education to hundreds of youth aged 5 to 16 in impoverished areas. Scheduled and prepared volunteers to deliver select workshops.
• Taught Spanish alphabet to children resulting in improvements in letter recognition.
• Co-created leadership classes to develop older boys as role models and promote transition to adulthood.
• Researched water quality, air pollution, access to parks, and sanitation for development of an Environmental Health Report Card for the communities of Northern Manhattan. The Report Card is used as a tool for policy advocacy.
• Wrote articles for EPA-funded newsletter to inform members of the Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) Collaborative about environmental and health issues impacting local residents, including skin cancer.
• Coordinated event on waste management. Reserved space and conducted outreach to community stakeholders.
• Reviewed and edited interview transcripts and entered and coded data in SPSS. Data will be used for research project comparing outdoor and indoor childhood play in the 1970s and 2000s.
• Developed evaluations allowing organization to grade contractors and assess if work was completed to specifications.
• Researched best practices in child pickup safety and created a summary of findings and costs.
• Researched and compared Spanish language professional development courses for employees.
• Researched and outreached to U.S. and international environmental organizations in support of Earth Day 2010 and Billion Acts of Green initiative.
• Researched environmental issues, movements, and organizations around the world so organization could create profile pages on countries and movements.
• Wrote blog posts on issues in developing countries—including agriculture and water sanitation—to keep network members informed of current happenings and promote advocacy and action.
• Outreached to inactive website registrants encouraging participation in the Water for Schools campaign. Edited information on the website and revised emails to create pitches that were more engaging and offered active suggestions for student involvement.
• Organized fundraiser at City College that raised $434.33 and earned a grant from the school’s Colin Powell Community Engagement Fellowship. Contributed $3,312.33 to create wells in developing countries.