Mt. Hermon native selected for ‘Leaders of Color’ honor

Published 4:12 am Saturday, July 8, 2017

After a competitive selection process including candidates from more than 40 nonprofits in the Inland Empire, Compass Point has selected 20 leaders to embark on a yearlong journey to build leadership confidence, management competencies, and the ability to unleash organizational change.

NGLC Inland Region is a leadership development program funded by The California Wellness Foundation, Weingart Foundation, and the California Endowment for emerging leaders working in the Inland Region. Candidates were selected by nonprofits in the area, which were limited to one nomination per organization.

P​articipants hold influence within their organization and/or community and received full support from their supervisors. Now in its sixth year, the program was designed specifically for leaders of color committed to working with their community peers to drive social change.

Among those 20 leaders is Jasmine Tate. Tate is a Mt. Hermon native who has a passion for impacting lives and communities through service. She transitioned to southern California to begin her career with Inland Empire United Way in 2016. Tate currently serves as the Community Engagement Coordinator and is primarily responsible for new business development, the Emerging Leaders Affinity Group and management of the ieVolunteers Program.

She is a 2011 graduate of Franklinton High School. After attending Southeastern Louisiana University, where she earned a bachelor of arts degree in communication, Tate continued her studies in the University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Mass Communication and Journalism, where she earned a master of science degree in public relations. Prior to IEUW, she worked in various roles with other nonprofits including the American Cancer Society, March of Dimes and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Compass Point is a national nonprofit leadership and strategy practice based in Oakland, Calif. The organization has more than 40 years of experience strengthening nonprofit leadership and supporting organizations and movement networks to adapt and operate strategically.

Intensive cohort leadership development programs, equip individuals with the skills, knowledge, and support to powerfully engage in the process of leadership and include instruction on topics such as facilitation, teaching, coaching, consulting, and peer learning. Compass Point also collaborates with fellow capacity builders and regularly share research and tools with the field at large.

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