YAYOL -- You Are Your Only Limitation!



ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Operating with the belief of her motto "YAYOL - You Are Your Only Limitation", Sherita J. Herring has passionately empowered individuals and organizations for more nearly 30 years.

While being very instrumental through community and economic development strategies throughout Los Angeles, CA, she has also aided, and continues to support individuals and organizations world-wide, with a few of her accomplishment listed below.:

  1. 2016 Empowerment Tour - Covering more than 8,500 miles through 23 states in a recreational vehicle (RV), Sherita coached and trained political leaders, churches, business owners, entrepreneurs, nonprofit managers and community residents; in the areas of grant procurement, project development and collaborative building, community sustainability efforts, corporate governance and board development (March thru December 2016).
  2. Served as a nonprofit and grant strategist for the former President of Mexico, Vicente Fox(February 2014)
  3. Grant Facilitator at Chicago State University for the Advance for STEM Success Forum for Administrators and Professors (Chicago, IL, November 13-14, 2014)
  4. Featured in the inaugural issue of Nonprofit Performance Magazine with Bishop DesmondTutu and others (September 2014)
  5. Recipient of the Powerful Women International Global Leadership Award (San Francisco, CA March 8, 2012) 
  6. March 2012 - Aided in coordinating the 4th Annual Career Awareness Day with Freewill CDC, California Community Connections and LA Trade Tech College, where over 4000 LAUSD students where in attendance
  7. 2011 - Formed the Freewill Community Development Corporation that has feed over 15,000 children and families in South Los Angeles
  8. In collaboration with Rodney Shepard/RSS Development, aided in securing a $14 million grant for the Lanzit project to create over 300 permanent jobs in Watts, CA
  9. Coached, formed the nonprofit, featured, or provided strategic planning for numerous celebrities, professional athletes and political leaders for their nonprofit or humanitarian efforts:  Congressman Emanuel Cleaver;  Mayor James Young of Philadelphia, MA; Academy-award-winner Hilary SwankNFL Great Jim Brown; film producer Bill Duke; legendary actress Tippi Hedren; Hall of Fame Star Bootsy CollinsStephen Peck, CEO of U.S. Vets, film producer and son of former legendary actor Gregory Peck; Olympic Gold-medalist Carl Lewis; NBA Star Jalen Rose; NFL Star of the Dallas Cowboys, Bradie James;  and many others
  10. February 3, 2012 was honored at LA City Hall with Councilwoman Jan Perry and Jose Egurbide, Deputy City Attorney, for aiding homeless populations on Skid Row in downtown LA (February 3, 2012) 
  11. Developed the Restore the Earth Foundation that reforested more than 1.5 million trees over 30,000 acres in six Mississippi coastal counties following the 2005 Gulf oil spill 
  12. Benefiting a Charter School (Educating Young Minds in downtown LA) -- secured a $100,000 grant for renowned film producer Bill Duke to implement a youth media project (2011) 
  13. Since 1994, has aided in securing millions of dollars to expand programs throughout Los Angeles and globally, i.e., veterans services, after school tutoring, ex-offender training, seniors programs, women's empowerment, suicide prevention programs, food for indigenous countries, and more 
  14. As an advocate for global change, for over 25 years has supported individuals, organizations, schools and churches all over the world by distributed FREE grant information to those in the trenches making a difference (impacting hundreds of thousands annually)
  15. Continuously facilitates FREE workshops, helping organizations to secure grants, while developing over 600 nonprofits and businesses operating globally, including 14 countries 
  16. Since 1994 -- provided nonprofit management training and strategic planning to countless organizations operating locally and Internationally, including Trinidad, Belgium, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Canada, India, Philippines, Chicago, Utah, Kansas, Missouri, Paris, New York and so many others
  17. Featured in Women of Wisdom magazine with First Lady Michelle Obama for community and business development accomplishments (2010) 
  18. April 2009 - Received the African Focus Good Humanitarian award with Supervisor Mark Ridley-ThomasCouncilman Bernard Parks, songstress Chaka Khan, actress/comedian Monique Hicks and others 
  19. From 2008-2010 – Served as one of the most requested radio personalities on KGGN 890AM radio (broadcasting on terrestrial radio and on the Internet to a broad International audience); where she taught grant writing over the air, provided community development tips, and featured numerous humanitarian celebrities, athletes and political leaders; while also highlighting news makers to empower listeners
  20. Launched the only Hurricane Katrina National Housing Database, listing available housing all over the country for displaced persons (2005)
  21. Presented the California Women of Achievement award with Congresswomen Maxine Waters and Diane Watson for community outreach efforts (2003) 
  22. During her tenure, Sherita aided in reducing the prison recidivism rate of participants by 75% while facilitating classes at he Chino Institution for Men (one of the largest prisons in the U.S.); connecting ex-offenders to programs upon their release 

 


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