Why You Don’t Need a Degree To Have a Successful Career in Community Development

JUST DO IT

 

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”

– Jim Rohn

There is nothing more that I can’t stand is when someone tells me there is only one way to get things done. See I live by a different code, spiritually, intellectually, and professionally. In my mind, this makes me exempt to negative small talk. Hey you gotta know that usually people tell you what cant be done because they are afraid to put in the work or they are being taken over by the pollution of their subconscious. I say this because, every persons story is unique in it’s own right. We may travel similar paths, but our scientific records (DNA) show us different.

So here is my take… as a artist, I take on many faces. I am a paraprofessional | philanthropist | community advocate | activist | and a host of other cheeky titles. But for the moment, let’s just call me an “other”. See an other is a person who proactively creates from the ground-floor. We do not look for jobs, we seek meaningful communal relationships and networks. We create our own jobs (for lack of better words) that are ultimately fulfilling to us first. I mean, if you don’t like the line of work you are in, then you are doing a great disservice to yourself and the culture of the company you work for. This is not rocket science — this is totally about how to foster healthy self-concepts.

Just follow me for a second… Imagine if you were in a place where, there were social issues, i.e., vulnerable children, underserved women and families, poor literacy skills, workforce development scarcity, nutritional barriers, and the list can go on for miles. Then just think if you could take one of these dynamics and focus hard on building a solution.?. This is the work of a community developer. This is just the professional title that many collegiate investors love to boast. BUT… You really don’t need any specific qualifications to get started.

First things first. What exactly is a community development worker?

According to National Careers Service community development workers help people to improve the quality of life in their local area.

Maybe you are already forging ideas and plans to do this… Guess what that makes you? Well just to make sure… Let’s take a quick poll.

So know that you know some of the things it takes to start a career as a community development worker, you can get started.

  • Find an organization that interest you.
  • Ask where you can be of service.
  • Make sure you are up to date on your finger prints.

And you are ready to go!

I hope this tidbit of info helped you understand that waiting until you are credentialed, smart enough, or popular enough — don’t mean a hill of beans. But what does matter is:

You have a will to serve, an open mind, and the heart to invoke positive change. Once you tackle these simple tasks… You are winning! So as a special treat I want you to enjoy this video from #JimRohn to help you get the motivation you need… to JUST DO IT!

 

 

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Be Prepared To Learn

A Community Driven Initiative 

GRASSROOTS ORGANIZATION DRIVES THE SHE COMMUNITY TO PARTICIPATE IN LOCAL BACK TO SCHOOL BOOK BAG DRIVE

 

The InTune Mother “Be Prepared To Learn” CAMPAIGN

 

A community enrichment event tied to The Godby Rd Recreation Center, Annual Back 2 School Bash

 

The InTune Mother, College Park, Georgia

 

July 28st, 2014

 

On August 8th, 2014, The InTune Mother (TIM) along with management and residents at South Hampton Estates (SHE) hopes to demonstrate to hundreds of other school children around the College Park area a shared vision to empower communities through education in remote areas of Fulton County. The residents at South Hampton Estates are embarking on a “Be Prepared To Learn” campaign to broaden their cultural horizons and become members of a communal family dedicated to education.

 

How can one dollar prepare a child to learn? It doesn’t buy much in the Metro City of Atlanta. But in the  City of College Park, it can buy a pack of pencils, prepare a child for education, and transform a life. In a community where many odds are stacked against them, that pencil can empower a child to read, write, and learn. The InTune Mother’s program goal is to encourage children, who are ultimately our future leaders, to learn the value of philanthropy by collecting dollars for community empowerment.

 

South Hampton Estates’ students/residents will have an opportunity to study the culture of what community and leadership means by learning how to work and share together in the Be Prepared To Learn campaign, and come to understand their own capacity as philanthropists – one gift at a time.

 

The InTune Mother plans to use local and social media to bring awareness to the South Hampton Estates community at large. Our unique community consists of single moms, families, singles, foster families, college students, and seniors. A large population of the community are low-income, single mothers. The others are working families, but are still in economic hardship. It is our goal to assist these families, by engaging local media, businesses, and community driven organizations to help support these children. We already have a commitment for 25 book bags from the Godby Road Recreational Center, but in a community with more than 100 school age children, in economic hardship, though greatly appreciated, it is not enough. With your help, we can make a difference and help more children “Be Prepared To Learn” at the start of this school year, from a simple gift of $1700.

 

The gifts that The InTune Mother collects for South Hampton Estates students/residents can add up to make a real difference.

 

$1 = will gift a 10 pack of pencils

$2-3 = will gift a pack of pencils, pens, and notebook paper

$10  = will gift one book bag, pencils, pens, and 2 composition books

$20 = will gift one child’s school supplies for one semester

$50 = will gift one child’s school supplies for one year

$100 = will gift two children’s school supplies for one year

$300 = will gift students/residents two all-in-one printers (after school program)

$600 = will gift students/residents two desktop computers (after school program)

$1,700 = will gift 100 SHE students/residents resources for back school success

$5,000 = will gift SHE students/residents with a thriving community resource center (onsite)

$25,000 = School supplies and support for up to five years for (onsite) community resource center

 

The additional 100 children living at South Hampton Estates will be on the waiting list, hoping to receive their school supplies from our community driven initiative. The InTune Mother hopes to help build a bridge of support, one dollar at a time, offering alternatives to the cycle of poverty and economic hardship, thus activating more initiatives for surrounding communities as well.

 

About Be Prepared To Learn

 

The Be Prepared To Learn campaign is a program of The InTune Mother (TIM), founded by Melvin and RaShaunda Lugrand, Grassroots Community Coordinators and Advocates for the moderate to low-income families living at South Hampton Estates. TIM is a registered LLC that promotes and provides community-based education for expecting mothers and families as a community development initiative. They also promote early childhood education through their interactive literacy “We Can” program for girls and boys via their homeschooling program SOIL GrassRoots Academy®. Founded in 2012, TIM has presented to over 3000 individuals to date nationwide. They have hosted webinars, studied at notable universities, and created a noble following via social media in over 9 countries across the globe. The unique theme behind this dynamic story is that this husband and wife team are also residents of the SHE Community.

 

To find out more about The InTune Mother’s “Be Prepared To Learn” campaign, please contact:

 

RaShaunda Lugrand, Organizer

The InTune Mother, LLC

3100 Godby Rd #12-B

770-580-3470

info.intunemother@gmail.com

intunemother.com

 

 

Be Prepared To Learn (Back To School Drive)

We Still Need Your Support! 7-Days and Counting! Let’s Help 100 or more children get a head start this school year. Share and hashtag #BePreparedToLearn

The TIM Center

GETTING STARTED

A good way to start is to know that in the end, hundreds of children will benefit at the start of this school year well equipped and ready to learn, thanks to you.

It is the goal of The InTune Mother to support the families of College Park, GA, starting @ South Hampton Estates. We are reaching out to you our family, friends, and colleagues to ask that you assist us in helping at least 100 families, with the purchase of book bags and school supplies.

With your help, we can alleviate this issue with a simple contribution of $17 per book bag (including supplies). – See more: CLICK HERE

There is no “one way” to support this initiative. Some cities have school buses collect or deliver supplies, others have drop off sites. Some supplies come in packages while others come fully assembled. While we are a…

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Be Prepared To Learn (Back To School Drive)

GETTING STARTED

A good way to start is to know that in the end, hundreds of children will benefit at the start of this school year well equipped and ready to learn, thanks to you.

It is the goal of The InTune Mother to support the families of College Park, GA, starting @ South Hampton Estates. We are reaching out to you our family, friends, and colleagues to ask that you assist us in helping at least 100 families, with the purchase of book bags and school supplies.

With your help, we can alleviate this issue with a simple contribution of $17 per book bag (including supplies). – See more: CLICK HERE

There is no “one way” to support this initiative. Some cities have school buses collect or deliver supplies, others have drop off sites. Some supplies come in packages while others come fully assembled. While we are a small grassroots organization our social impact is needed. That is why we call you to action on today!

We have a simple system that has three basic steps:

  • Begin with the end vision in mind: Know who you want to serve? How you want to serve them? When you want to take action?
  • Recruiting help: By reaching out to you our readers and key organizations is the best way to drive home what we need to organize and collect supplies.
  • Execution of event: After we collect the supplies, we will sort them and deliver to the designated donation site.


 

Here is a suggested list of the supplies we will need:

School Supply List



 LET’S PUT IN WORK! 

 

We ONLY have 1-week before the event close date so we must move quickly. I know that we can make a difference with your help.

If you would like to contribute by offering “in kind donations” from our supply list (i.e., book bags, pens, pencils, paper, notebooks, etc.) Then please feel free to contact us at:

info.intunemother@gmail.com or call us directly 770-580-3470 for the appropriate drop off location. 

***Thank you for your support by assisting us, with giving these children the tools they need to be prepared, going back to school and ready to learn.

And as a special THANK YOU, we will add your name or the name of your business and logo to our Community Wall of Support. 

For more information about this community initiative and how you can help  CLICK HERE.



TIM Matters – Calling All Sponsors

In a few months The InTune Mother Project is turning 1 year old and to celebrate we are holding a MASSIVE group writing project with LOTS (I mean lots) of prizes. This is going to be huge!

Back in May we posted about wanting your birth stories as a part of our first “group designed project” to get more women and families to share their birth stories. We managed to gather a few stories and about 50 shares via social media and offered the participants a loyalty cash back card for the best story submitted. At that time we had less than 700 subscribers so it makes us wonder what can be done with 3000+ subscribers over the various social media sites? This time we want to drive this thing home for the sake of “infant mortality awareness month” in September and our one year celebration as a part of #GivingTuesday.

I am not going to tell you much more for now, but if you want to sponsor you will get many links back to your website from this website and from other blogs posting about this contest – plus a warm giddy feeling that you are donating.

Sooooo To Sponsor

To sponsor a prize please email me (info.intunemother@gmail.com) with the prize you are kindly willing to donate along with a link to your website so I can link back to your site and the value in $ of your prize. For prize ideas see our. TIM community wish list.

Excited? I am.

 

Let’s make it happen!

 

TIM Matters…