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Shenika Jackson
Chief Operating Officer, MY Foundation: Street Smarts to Great Starts Corp.

Location: Chicago, IL United States
Birthday: Nov 5th
Joined: Mar 16th, 2023
About   (request update)
African American female, born and raised on the southside of Chicago IL. Professional, independent, and enjoys learning. Earned a PhD in Community Psychology in 2018, from National Louis University in Chicago IL. Dissertation title: African American Males and Academic Achievement: Understanding the Challenges of Transitioning From High School to Higher Education.
Current Whereabouts:
Continuing to run a nonprofit organization, founded in 2017. I am seeking to support teens ages 14 to 18, with college support and finding the financial means to transition from high school to higher education, or the construction trades industry. The organization has (2) programs: The My College Going Self Project and Rehab 360.
Life & Professional Aspirations:
To continue to enhance and grow my nonprofit: MY Foundation: Street Smarts to Great Starts Corp. I am also writing my own curriculum: "The College Talk" a curriculum workbook that will help support teens as they make college, career, and life choices.
Website:
http://www.mygreatstarts.org
Education   (request update)
Chicago State University class of 2003
Undergrad Major: Psychology
Claim To Fame:
That school was everything!!! Every time people would see me after so many years, they would say: "You still in school" I would say: "Yes I am". I heard that so much that in 2016, I developed my own college program for teenagers called: The My College Going Self Project".
Most Memorable Moment:
When I made the Dean's List. In 2002-2003, I made the Dean's List. I was excited. However, I also received a full scholarship from my State Representative Daniel Burke: The General Assembly Scholarship. The scholarship changed my life, and saved my college career, because at that time, all of my financial aid was exhausted. I graduated with the help of that scholarship with my BA Degree in 2003.
- College Not Listed - class of 2018
Grad Major: Psychology
High School: Tilden Community Career Academy in Chicago, IL class of 1996
 
Activities & Accomplishments:
Graduating in the top 10 percent. I was ranked at number #8 out of #212 graduating seniors. I was a JROTC Student from Freshman to Senior Year, with the best JROTC squad in Chicago, #1 in the city and
Best Memories:
All four years!!! Being able to learn from some good teachers who cared so dearly about my education.
Experience
I currently work with MY Foundation: Street Smarts to Great Starts Corp. as Chief Operating Officer
I have years of experience working in the Nonprofit and Volunteer Services industry.
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A very warm welcome to you. It is lovely to have you among us. May you have a blessed, constructive and prosperous day. Stay strong. If you are interested, you can visit my profile and click on the link to my website and view a free webinar that will show you how to start an online business.
Tagged by Ralph White on 03/29/2023  
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