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Maria Grasso

Maria Grasso

Executive Director

Eagle "U" Youth Success Program

Nashville, TN

I specialize in effective management for nonprofit organizations focused on youth success and mentor relationships. At Eagle "U" we give high school and college students a 7-year head start in both their career and life by giving them access to mentors unavailable to most!




"The DIFFICULT we do immediately...and the IMPOSSIBLE we do soon after." Rev. TJ Martinez, SJ

Getting my physical fitness on! From boxing and weight-training, to power yoga and HIIT, you can usually find me working up a sweat all over Atlanta. Designing productivity tools with my entrepreneur husband-to-be. We love spending our free time helping others leave the busy-train and hop on the productivity rocket! I l...

I live my life my design. THIS is my DREAM JOB! The only thing to make it more "dreamy" would be to grow, grow, grow and reach even more youth. I'm a product of Eagle University and my dream is to continue to build the "I'm a 10" mindset in youth all over the world.

Eagle U

Exec. Director

Eagle U is a youth success program that opens students up to proven ideas, techniques and systems that, when followed, will help them move more rapidly through their education and skip the entire 7 year trial and error process to find a career and a job that fits who they are.

During Eagle U, students from all over the country stay with us for four exciting, action-packed, educational days. Students hear from some of the top speakers in the country and learn first hand the secrets of:

How to reduce study time by 20%.

Get anything you want in life.

How to improve your G.P.A. by at least 1 letter grade.

The one obstacle that keeps most people from getting what they want in life and how to overcome it.

How to gain the equivalent of years of job experience before ever leaving college.

How to get the ideal job without a resume.

How to avoid embarrassment in the most delicate social situations.

And much, much more…

Students will leave Eagle U transformed, ready and willing to tackle life’s challenges and with a plan that will guarantee success.


Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory of Houston

Asst Director of Human Resources & Mentor Initiative Coordinator

Manage employee benefits programs and retirement plan

Oversee the completion of new hire paperwork and employee personnel files

Develop and revise position descriptions, personnel handbook, organizational procedures and policies.

I-9 Compliance for faculty, staff, and students for both Cristo Rey Jesuit and Cristo Rey Jesuit Corporate Work Study Program

Manage Payroll for both the Cristo Rey Jesuit College Prep School and the Cristo Rey Jesuit Work Study Program

Create and maintain a streamlined hiring process that is responsive to the needs of each department

Work with external partners to develop a mentor initiative to foster meaningful relationships between Cristo Rey Jesuit students and dynamic community leaders

Coordinate mentoring activities and events in order to further instill a college-bound mindset for participating students


Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory of Houston

Assistant to the President/CEO

Provided administrative, project, and executive support to the office of the President

Oversee and coordinate the day-to-day activities of the office

Serves as the President's principal point of administrative contact and liaison with internal and external constituencies

Manager for the Office of the President

Help to create and maintain structures that allow the President to effectively and efficiently perform all presidential roles and responsibilities

Additional responsibilities include calendar maintenance & scheduling, donor relations, organization of Trustee-related activities, record-keeping, off-site errands and special events

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Teach for America

Elementary Lab Science Instructor

University of Houston

Bauer College, MBA Consultant for Memorial Hermann Hospital System Project

University of Houston, C.T. Bauer College of Business

MBA, Business Administration and Management, General

United Nations Association

Youth Ambassador; Junior Assistant

South Africa and Namibia

UK Trade & Investment

UKTI Intern

Database management, executive relations, business prospecting

Missouri House of Representatives

Legislative Intern

Researched and organized relevant legislation, reported out from committee and floor hearings, maintained constituent database and contact

University of Missouri-Columbia

BA, Political Science, Sociology (minor), Leadership & Public Service (minor), Multicultural Certificati