Empowering People 4 Success January 15, 2018

Empowering People 4 Success

We assist people with building their resume and cover letters, Transitional Counseling and Housing assistance. These things will assist people by giving them the tools they need in order to gain the confidence in the area they feel they need assistance with. 

Target women, young adults, and men in the community and surrounding areas in need of assistance with transitioning into stability as well as essential life skills. I have partnered with Dress for Success located here in Portland.

Dress for Success is a great place to shop for business attire for an interview, shoes, jackets, and jeans are also available. Check out their link and get back to me and I will be able to assist you and or someone you may know.

Dress for Success link

https://oregon.dressforsuccess.org/

Value Village Partnership January 15, 2018

Value Village is a local thrift store here in Tigard Oregon, I have signed an agreement with them and use them as my Fundraiser. What that Intel is collecting donations and delivering the items to Value Village and I will receive money to go towards my non-profit. 

Obtaining a location where I may receive the donations has been a small challenge for me. If anyone perhaps knows of some ideas of locations, please feel free to contact me. 

My goal for my first donation is to collect 200 bags of clothing. 

Value Village

https://stores.savers.com/or/tigard/valuevillage-thrift-store-1015.html

 

Happy New Year!! January 15, 2018

I know we are currently 15 days into the new year hope this has been a great start to the New Year. For myself, it appears to be a slight continuation from 2017, however, it is in a positive way. I am very excited to see what this year has in store for me. 

If you are local in Portland Oregon please feel free to reach out to me as I am now running my non-profit here in Portland Oregon. Please visit my Facebook page “Empowering People 4 Success” or email me at empoweringpeople4success@yahoo.com.

Let’s begin this journey!

Ms. K

Systemic Oppression in Law Enforcement July 15, 2016

As I sit here at my computer desk deciding on how I want to start my blog today I have good Oprah Winferyand bad feelings about what I am writing about today. Good feelings because I am going to talk about my conversation with the union of the agency I work for ( I will not be disclosing which agency) and bad because I know people are not ready to be honest.

Yesterday, I sat down with the union president and another representative in regards to how I am being treated within the agency, training and so forth. They are great people and I do not believe they are part of the problem they want to see everyone be treated fairly, but they do not want to admit that this agency has systemic oppression issues. I have friends that know where I work and they have looked up my agency and told me well you know why you are having those issues right, didn’t you see who is being represented throughout their agency? I told them yes, being discriminated against never crossed my mind, I had relocated back to this state and was ready to get back to my first love, Law Enforcement.

I advised them of the fact out of 470,000 in law enforcement only 12 percent are black. The president disagreed with this agency having a problem but could not provide numbers or any other information to prove other wise. This meeting was not about pointing fingers we had an honest conversation that led to the same conclusion, denial of systemic oppression, and NOT how do we change the perception of this agency or how do we connect with all applicants?

He continued to refer me back to the sheriff to answer my questions as he doesn’t have anything to do with how the agency hire or select applicants. I took him up on his suggestion and scheduled a meeting with the sheriff.

They posed a question to me and said do you know how many black (African American) applicants have applied? I said no, but the Lieutenant came to me and another recruit who is not black or minority and asked “how did you guys find this position we only use the county website to list positions we are trying to think of other ways” we both advised the lieutenant on how we located the position, therefore this means you aren’t reaching out to all demographics, the table was quiet! How long has this agency been here? Over 30 years, just saying.

Empowering People for Success! This is my goal and if I can sit down with whomever and be able to make a small dent in how this can be changed over time that is what I am for. I live and breathe Law Enforcement and want everyone that want to be in Law Enforcement to feel the love, family, and trust because that is what being in Law Enforcement is about being ONE!

I am writing today to say let’s sit down and be candid, drop the political hat, whose right and whose wrong and go with how do we move forward? My frustration with all this is don’t dismiss a person when they are bringing an issue to the table, follow proper channels and allow the system to determine if it is valid or not, train supervision on how to properly manage employees.

Meeting with the sheriff in a couple of weeks to be continued………..

Turn Your Thoughts into Goals! July 14, 2016

DON'T STOP

DON’T STOP

I was a teenage mother, graduated as valedictorian, received academic scholarships and now I am a proud mother of 2 boys, 22 and 16. I will not say it has always been easy but I made sure that they were first. I wanted to become an attorney something about the justice system just excited me. Needless to say that goal did not come to fruition, but what did come was law enforcement, I currently hold a bachelors degree in criminal justice and working towards my master’s degree in accounting.

We here people all or most of our lives say you have to set goals, not planning is a plan to fail etc. The first thing that I learned was how to turn my thoughts into goals, I have ambition, ideas but how do I get to the point where I decided what it is that I want to do and writing them down? Even though I will be 40 this year I was hard on myself because I wanted to have completed my master’s degree by now. What I found out is, as long as I continue to work towards my goal, I have not failed, it is still in reach. There was a woman in my state that I live in and she was approximately 70+, last year she graduated with her degree in anthropology. She did not give up on her goal.

Society has a way of making us feel as though we have to be done with this and that thing by a certain age, time of life, when you are true to yourself it is about what works for you. Blogging I never thought this is where my goal would take me, I knew I wanted to be able to reach out and help people succeed as I have but wasn’t sure as to how to go about it. Well here I am! Here are six easy steps to do to turn your thoughts into goals.

Decide.
  1. Decide. Think of something you want to do or work towards. …
  2. Write it down. Carefully. …
  3. Tell someone. Telling someone we know about our goals also seems to increase the likelihood that we will stick at them.
  4. Break your goal down. …
  5. Plan your first step. …
  6. Keep going. …
  7. Celebrate.

Number six is the one that everyone stop doing. DO NOT STOP! KEEP GOING!

Encouraging One Another in Rough Times July 12, 2016

As we all sit and watch the news over the last week, with today having fallen officers memorials and such. We are questioning ourselves as to who is right and wrong in all the killings no matter the ethnicity, do you really love or can learn to love another that doesn’t look like you, talk, shop, raise their children (child), food selections, sit next too? Without feeling some type of way (barring you have not been wronged) needless to say no matter what someone or group has said about you or your culture how do that effect your life? Why allow one person to determine what your day is going to be like because they said something you did not agree with? As, I am currently going through racial tension at my current job I understand the frustration with law enforcement as that is my career of choice, but I also understand being a minority in law enforcement you are banned from the beginning if law enforcement agencies cannot respect minorities on the force,corrections,court why expect them to respect them on the street? I live and breathe law enforcement and will until the day I die, we have to have a common ground one day.

I would like to take this time to reflect on the tragedies, though it is very difficult for me to watch the news today I took today off from television and I know some may say they do that every day, or they do not have one in their home. That is great, but for me my entertainment is television, yesterday was so overwhelming that I laid down and woke up it had been 5 hours, for me it is personal as my background is law enforcement as previous stated.

What I would like to say is Encourage One Another, everyone deserves to be loved, liked and appreciated. Being disrespected in any form is not a good feeling as long as we continue to hold grudges and not be true to what society is screaming, what was America built on? I understand both sides of the coin and can see wrong on both sides but where has that gotten me? What has changed since last Tuesday? For those that do not know, North Carolina among 5 other states have voted to not allow police dash cams and or body cams to be released to the public, now where do we go from here when we are suppose to be transparent?

Heavy Heart for everyone!!!!

Bleed Blue For Life!!!

“YOU NEVER REALIZE HOW STRONG YOU ARE. UNTIL BEING STRONG IS THE ONLY CHOICE YOU HAVE”

How To Remove Credit Inquiries from Your Credit Reports May 10, 2016

Whether you are removing inquiries, accounts over the statutes of limitations etc. can be a daunting task. Today I will be giving steps to remove inquiries off your credit report. This is something I am currently working on as my credit score has gone up by me working on it myself

Yes, companies charge some a small amount others a whopping fee. This requires discipline and if you are or have heard of Dave Ramsey he has a great book regarding how to start a budget with “baby steps”. Imagine incorporating his book with your work, you can become dangerous  (in a good way).

Below are the steps steps to remove inquiries:

“If you’re repairing your credit, once you’ve tackled the most pressing problems with yourcredit reportsthrough debt validation, you may need to turn your attention to credit inquiries. Though they carry far less weight than late payments or collections, for example, credit inquiries can count against your credit score.

There are two types of credit inquiries:

1) Hard inquiries, made by potential creditors when you actively apply for credit

2) Soft inquiries, made by potential creditors who check your credit without your knowledge when considering you for a credit offer

You need not worry about the soft inquiries, as they do not count against your credit score.

Even if you can’t remember the last time you applied for credit, keep in mind that credit inquiries stay on your report for up to two years. So it’s likely you have more inquiries than you may easily remember over two years’ time. After all, it’s not just lenders for credit cards, home and auto loans who may check your credit, but also utility companies, cell phone companies, etc.

To try and have credit inquiries removed:

  • Locate the address of each inquiring creditor.
  • Write the creditor a letter requesting proof that you authorized the inquiry. Mail the letter Certified Mail Return Receipt Requested. Make note of the date they received the letter. If they do not respond within 30 days of receipt, they are required by law to remove the inquiry.
  • If they provide proof of your authorization, review the form you signed and, if appropriate, respond with an objection that the language of the authorization was too complicated for a layperson to understand. State that you will contact the State Banking Commission and complain about a deceptive and unclear authorization form if they do not remove the inquiry. Again, mail the letter Certified Mail Return Receipt Requested.

Beyond that, the best means of keeping credit inquires to a minimum is a simple one: keep credit applications to a minimum. If you have bad credit, you probably won’t qualify anyway. And even if you do, the number one goal during the credit repair process should be eliminating debt from your credit reports, not taking on the potential for more. While there will come a time when a new credit card will be ideal for adding positive credit to your score, that can and should come after addressing the negative aspects first.”

by Meredith Simonds April08, 2013

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Budgeting Binder April 26, 2016

In order to get started with your business budgeting is where you should start. How come? Unless you are born into money, win the lottery etc. most likely getting a small business loan may be the other option.

If budgeting your personal life is not a priority then how will budgeting your business? Well I have the best binder you can print out and use it as you so choose.

Check out justagirlandherblog.com

Have a great day!

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