Congratulations 2018 United Way LDP Graduates


Left to right: Emily McLamb, Shemicka Monroe, Patricia Jackson, Tina Young-Clegg, Mona Hyppolite, Darlene Slaughter


Action Pathways prides itself in the work we do to help community citizens learn and grow through our focus areas of education and empowerment. We believe in it so much, we continually encourage our own staff to pursue and seek professional development opportunities. Early this year, we shared an article about our partners at United Way of Cumberland County, who host an annual Leadership Development Program. Several Action Pathways staff members participated in this year’s cohort for its 14th class, and successfully completed the program. They are as follows:

  • Mona Hyppolite; Second Harvest Food Bank, Reclamation Coordinator
  • Patricia Jackson; Second Harvest Food Bank, Food Sourcing Coordinator
  • Barbara Johnson; Early Head Start, Lead Teacher
  • Emily McLamb; Action Pathways,  Inc., Communications Coordinator
  • Shemicka Monroe; Head Start, Lead Teacher
  • Tina Young-Clegg; Head Start, Lead Teacher Supervisor

Several Action Pathways staff members have participated in the program previously, including May Rodriguez, the new Agency Advancement Director for Action Pathways, Inc., who graduated from the 13th class last year. This year, she served as a facilitator and taught the final lesson of the program on nonprofit fundraising. Some of the additional topics presented through this program include: board development, workplace diversity, program evaluation, and nonprofit marketing, among others.

At the graduation event, which was held Thursday, June 28, at Fayetteville Technical Community College’s Tony Rand Center, many kind words of encouragement were shared with the cohort. Robert Hines, President and CEO of United Way of Cumberland County, highlighted the importance of community engagement and volunteerism. Darlene Slaughter, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer of United Way Worldwide, was the keynote speaker. She emphasized how diversity and representation make a meaningful difference for community boards and encouraged all to be fearless when facing some of the hurdles that may come along the way. This Leadership Development Program happens to be one of the most diverse across the network. At the conclusion of the ceremony, a social networking reception gave the graduates an opportunity to introduce themselves to several local nonprofits who are actively seeking volunteers and prospective board members.


For more information on the United Way’s Leadership Development Program please visit their website. For questions about applying for the 2019 cohort, please contact Ms. Crystal Moore-Williams, Community Impact Director, via email: [email protected].