Here at KHLEEKO, we see the value in everyone. We want to be a catalyst for positive change, and since our early beginnings in 2019, we’ve been driven by the same ideas we initially founded our Non-Profit Organization upon: support, empowerment, and progress. Learn more about our mission, our vision, and how we go about making the changes we want to see.
TO ENLIGHTEN, EMPOWER AND INCREASE DEVELOPMENT OF COMMUNITIES.
FROM IDEA TO REALITY: THE EVOLUTION OF KHLEEKO
December 29, 2019
There comes a point in one's life when he or she defines what true success personally means. “Success is not measured by what a man accomplishes, but by the opposition he has encountered and the courage with which he has maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.” This quote by Charles Lindbergh resonated with my desire to one day become an effective leader within the community. Being raised in an urban community comes with its own challenges. With great mentorship coupled alongside with extracurricular activities, and key educational resources, young adults are able to strive and eventually become leaders in their own community. This is the epitome of KHLEEKO. KHLEEKO once began as an idea to help those from socio-economically deprived communities and transitioned into an umbrella for like-minded leaders to join their efforts in addressing a variety of issues within the community. With a key focus to bridge the gap between American and African cultures, KHLEEKO aims to not only impact communities domestically but to also develop communities abroad.
1-ON-1 WITH THE FOUNDER OF KHLEEKO
January 9, 2020
I have gained experience in a variety of fields ranging from sales, government relations, nonprofit, budgeting, human resources and transportation. As an organization grows more complex, the demand for a visionary leader with global experience increases. I believed in order to challenge myself and develop my leadership skills, I needed to take on a variety of unfamiliar roles and use all prior knowledge gained to succeed. I was able to build character and resilience by withstanding many challenges and new beginnings that came with transitioning through a variety of workplace environments containing their own unique strategies. I remain dynamic, multi-faceted, and contemporaneous. Skills that I believe is needed if one desires to become a leader in a society that aims to make a positive impact on a younger generation.
My dream of being a leader in the community entail three key factors:
1- Community Outreach - working closely with the community to inspire and provide hope.
2- Education - providing knowledge on key topics that will increase one's leadership potential and overall understanding of community building.
3- Developmental Projects- deploying projects that aim to assist and support organizations throughout different communities.
I am ready to serve and reinsert those values and experiences that I have gained, I welcome the opportunity to discuss and work alongside activist organizations and community leaders on how Khleeko can make a meaningful contribution in society. Thank you to all family and friends and I am excited to embark upon this journey with you all!