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Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.”
Since high school, Akeliah has worked with youth in need. She followed her passion for teaching by earning her Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education at South Carolina State University and later completed her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Her background working with youth extends across an array of needs - poverty, substance abuse, LGBTQ youth and allies, runaways, homelessness, abuse/neglect, and human trafficking amongst other crisis situations.
Akeliah served as a Program Director at Time Out Youth for three years and more recently, Program Manager at The Relatives Crisis Center for 10 years. After many years of experience, Akeliah was empowered to co-found Center 360 in 2015. In 2021, she decided to change roles from Board Member to Executive Director to help the organization advance. Akeliah is a true Youth Advocate and champion for our young people!
Moriah McKinley joins Center 360 after spending several years working to coordinate projects both administratively and hands on within the social services industry. She first started working in social services doing intake assessments for individuals experiencing homelessness, so they could receive housing vouchers and other community resources. She also worked within crisis intervention and case management, which included work in group homes, youth in foster care, mental health advocacy, community support for students in a school setting, as well as a mental health and behavioral facility for children and adolescents. She is extremely passionate about being a part of a child's personal and intellectual growth, and motivated to help children flourish from their life experiences. She is from Portland, OR and in her free time enjoys singing and painting!
Board of Directors
keisha hamilton | board chair|
donald smith | treasurer |
The Academy of Goal Achievers
lieutenant lebraun evans
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department
Lowe's Companies, Inc.
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