Shaping Charleston’s Future
By connecting underprivileged children to available resources, we’re creating a better community for everyone
We believe in treating the whole child through education, health services and supporting families and the community. Since 2010, we’ve collaborated with four elementary schools in high-poverty Charleston neighborhoods.
Will you join us in transforming an entire generation? Working together, we can ensure our children continue to progress academically and are ready to contribute to our community’s workforce and economy.
Chief Executive Officer
Sherrie joined Charleston Promise Neighborhood in 2012 as CEO, and now has over 25 years of experience in nonprofit management with local, grassroots and national membership organizations. Sherrie grew up in similar circumstances to that of families in the Promise Neighborhood. “I think I had the same things most kids in The Neck have: hardworking, caring parents; a strong church community; two or three teachers who encouraged me; discipline; and a dream to do more and be more,” she notes. It is Sherrie’s mission to make sure the children in our neighborhood are prepared with the tools that they need to succeed in elementary school and beyond. Even outside of work, she doesn’t slow down. Sherrie remains active with her church and sorority, serves as a reading coach, loves the game of tennis, and enjoys all adventures with her daughter and hubby. On the rare occasion that she has any, Sherrie enjoys spending her free time reading thrillers and romance novels.
VP, Operations and Programs
Jill has a degree in hospitality management and enjoyed a successful career in marketing and strategic planning in the for-profit sector before joining the nonprofit world. Having grown up in a home where education was highly prioritized, she is very passionate about every child, regardless of their socio-economic status, having equal access to opportunity and education. This is why she works every day to make sure the children in our neighborhood have all the tools necessary to flourish and prosper. The days of Jill performing trapeze stunts might be over, but you will still find her hitting a ball around on the golf course, curled up with a good book, or somewhere on the globe getting exposed to a new culture.
Director of Programs
Community Engagement Program Manager
Director of Operations
Director of Development and Marketing
Marketing and Communications Manager
AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer
Make’da was born in Columbus, Ohio. She graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Psychology and served her community working as a Licensed Social Worker for over 25 years. Last year, Make’da served as an AmeriCorps member for Ohio Community Development Corporation in Economic Developmen with a focus on increasing awareness of the opportunities available for social enterprises. She also worked with nonprofits throughout the state to provide training and economic resources for small businesses. Make’da enjoys travelling, listening to music, exploring the outdoors, hand crafts, and volunteering for her local community