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Trustee: Kareem Moody

Education and Youth Development Director

Little Rock, AR

Why are you interested in becoming a Trustee?
I work with a number of young men who have made poor choices or who may have delayed entry into the success pipline, they are talented capable and whole, but for various reason they get little return for the effort they are putting into imapcting our community.
Tell us about your profession or other relevant background.
I direct a federally funded program on a two year college campus designed to improve graduation and retention rates of african american and other disengaged males. My work has been about bridging cultural gaps, creating success piplines and inspiring community connections.
Do you belong to any professional networks -- nationally, regionally, or locally? If yes, please list.
No official networks, but I work with other program directors, I serve on a couple of advisory committees.
How will you decide who to endorse as a borrower? What due diligence will you conduct?
Most of the guys i work with i have known for extended periods of time, i have, by their admission made considerable contribution into there lives. I am aware, in many cases of their shortcomings and feel i would have a great deal of influence over their willingness to complete the process. i would select the guys i personally belive in.
How do you plan to support the borrower, both before and after the loan is disbursed?
I currently mentor several yougn men in various capicities, i plan to continue in this role offering advice and connecting them to resources. I also will contribute by regularly communicating and holding them accountable for sticking to the action plan that i help them develop.
How will you help us ensure that the loans you endorse have a significant and positive social impact?
The young men that i am endorse are highly visable and have stories that resonate with a large number of people in similar situations. i would like to see them become self sufficient and support there developement into the role of mentor.

About Kareem Moody

Trustee Type:
Paused Tier trustee
On Zip Since:
Mar 15, 2013
(41 months)
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