Monica Jones, Community Health and Youth Liaison
Monica Jones is a professional Community Outreach advocate and youth liaison with over 15 years of experience supporting her community and representing those that need a voice. She has significant experience working in youth and homeless service fields, providing public health services, and helping to break barriers in communities that are underserved. Monica’s engagement efforts include sharing information, consultation, planning together, and acting together. Monica manages her own consulting business and, in addition, works in the public and non-profit sectors as a Program Manager for youth experiencing homelessness. For almost ten years, she contributed to Lutheran Social Services as their Community Engagement Manager and Senior Youth Worker. Monica has lived in Minnesota’s Minneapolis and Saint Paul metropolitan area for over 25 years.
Effie Love The Midwest Muscle Therapist Founder of Focus Your Intentions FYI A Mindful Agenda On Intentional Behaviors A bodyworker a holistic enthusiast & wellness provider here we educate you on how to Maintenance the body manage stresses & remend the relationship between the mind and body. Whole taking a holistic approach to the ailments in the body we revitalize replenish and restore the body using nature as our guide our best intentions and the focus of our minds.
Founder of :
Focus Your Intentions LLC FYI A Mindful Agenda On Intentional Behaviors
Health Advocate - Wellness Provider- Holistic Enthusiast
"When There Is A Will There Is A Way"
Khulia Pringle - National Parents Union Minnesota State Director
Graduate Certificate -Secondary Urban Education
B.S. - Human Services, Minor in Human Service Administration
B.S. Social Studies
Americorp VISTA and Promise Fellow Alumni
Ednika Dabney is a Supervisor at the Minneapolis Veterans Hospital. She is also the CEO of Random Acts
of Kindness which is a non-profit organization. This organization helps and supports the community by
providing food, clothing and toys to families. Ednika is dedicated to uplifting her community, low-income
families, elderly and youth on the streets. Ednika also trains, coaches and tutor the youth in her
community to help them grow to be contributing citizens and go on to college. She is an activist for her
community for awareness and change for social justice. Ednika also, has a Psychology Degree and is
licensed as a Massage Therapists which she uses for healing and being in tune with the body and mind.
Ednika uses her gift to assist others with awareness of self and peace for positive change.
Jessie Smith has always had a heart and passion around DEI work and incorporating it into all things in her career life including her 11 years of Recruiting in Technology and Operations and Business Management . Jessie holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational management from Concordia University and did her thesis on “Mandatory Antiracism trainings in all corporate workplaces” . In light of George Floyd being murdered in 2020 and being a new mama and wife herself as well as grieving the loss of her first son , being an Allie and Advocate didn’t feel like enough, so she joined her community and neighbor communities in the movement fight. She also started working more with her own city and was asked to serve as a Chair of Communication promoting racial inclusion as well as serve as a Vice Chair on the PEACE commission working with the police department and community and trying to bring the two more together and create more healing . While doing this work she became a huge supporter for families who have lost their children to police and any community violence. Supporting, loving, and praying with the mothers and family members and helping connect them to healing organizations to start that healing process. This journey has also allowed her to help lift the dreams of 501C3’s along the way like her beautiful friend, Marea’s dream and vision with S2T.
Joanne Hodgeman is a single mother of three, a social worker, and a foster care survivor. Joanne has been advocating in the child welfare arena since she was a teenager in foster care. Joanne is currently in grad school, working on obtaining a master's degree in social work. Joanne hopes to use this advanced degree to continue to advocate in child welfare with primary focus areas that include; family preservation, abolition, and liberation for all.