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GOVERNING BOARD

All board members volunteer their time and expertise and receive no financial compensation.

Executive Director        (Vacant)

Executive Board

  • President – Shirley Hart
  • Vice President – Tajudeen Bakare, P.E.
  • Secretary (Interim) – Cindy Montgomery
  • Treasurer – Jim Yobaggy

Board Members

  • Patrice Corder
  • Harry Hart
  • Barbara Gale
  • Verian Crumps
  • Evelyn Roberts
  • Shirley Hart
  • Cindy Montgomery
  • Jim Yobaggy
  • Laura Roberts
  • Tajudeen Bakare, P.E.

 

 

BOARD BIOGRAPHY

Shirley Hart  (President)

Stylist and Entrepreneur (Nevaeh Salon)

She is a Master-stylist and business owner of Nevaeh Beauty & Barber Salon of 11 years in Delaware Ohio. She is the current president of SWCI. Her vision and passion for this center is to have a positive and thriving organization that brings the arts, mentoring & tutoring programs, senior programs of all types, veteran programs and a safe family gathering place for all.

Tajudeen A. Bakare, P. E.  (Vice President)

Principal, Chief Bridge Engineer & Regional Transportation Manager at CT Consultants, Inc., Columbus.

With more than 30 years combined engineering experience including business development; project delivery and project management. He is one of the pioneer leaders of the community-based Scientists and Engineers (S.T.E.M.) program, is housed at SWCI. Tajudeen is also the chair of the Educational Programs.

Cindi Montgomery (Interim Secretary)

Educator

Cindi is a retired Elementary Administrator with over 35 years of experience in education. She has a passion for children and helping people. She has served on the SWCI board for the past three years. She is co-chair of the educational committee. She leads the Health & Wellness Committee and is in charge of the SWCI Gardens.

Evelyn Roberts

Author, Chef and Entrepreneur

She has attended Barbizone & John Roberts Powell modeling schools. She has vast experience in implementing programs that primarily serve pre-adolescent and adolescent teenage girls. Most importantly, she spearheaded the Prim & Proper program at SWCI. It has had great success with the girls that participate and their parents.

Harry Hart

Project Superintendent at RW Setterlin

He is a founding member of SWCI. He has used his skills to provide structural, financial and the much needed human resources to renovate the once abandoned city building, into the Second Ward Community Center. He is also active in other Delaware based non-profit organizations.

Jim Yobbagy  (Treasurer)

Accountant

Completed his B. S. in Accounting and MBA at Franklin University. He owns and operates a Delaware Tax & Accounting firm, Accountonus, LLC. He has served as a Board member for seven non-profits since 2005. Jim resides in Delaware with his dog, Isaac.

Patrice Corder

Corporate Compliance Specialist at Nationwide

Patrice has nearly 20 years of experience within the Insurance Industry, including more than 13 years in Risk Management and 11 years in Underwriting. She was the former Co-Chair of the National Specialty & Health Committee for the Group Underwriters Association of America (GUAA). She also previously served as Co-Chair of a Risk Club comprised of fellow Underwriters and Actuaries. She is a former Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Volunteer for Delaware County. She also serves as a Board member for an additional non-profit benefiting children. Patrice’s areas of focus are within education and community service across the intergenerational spectrum.

Laura Roberts

Educator

Laura devotes her love to God, family, church and community has been key to my success. She received her B.S. degree in Elementary Education from Southern Illinois University, and attended Sangamon State University, Emory University, The Ohio State University, and  Ashland College.  Her 40 year teaching career includes school districts in Ohio, Illinois, Georgia, as well as teaching for the Urban League (Tulsa, Oklahoma), and the Upward Bound Program.  Graduating from Control Data Institute  which led her working as a Computer Engineer.   She is honored to serve on curriculum councils in several school districts. She served as a board member with United Way, Habitat for Humanity, Outreach Christian Center Church. Presently  she is a Board Member at SWCI as well as a tutor and liaison for The Boy Scouts of America. She also has a program, The Bible Talk.

Verian Crump

Programs Assistant

Verian Crump has been with SWCI from the beginning.  She started out as a member of the Community Unity Coalition and stayed on as we formed the Second Ward Community Initiative.  One of her main role is Hostess for our Congregate meals for the elderly, as well as planner, and assistant. She has been committed to this program for since its inception.  The future of SWCI looks bright .

PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

An after-school tutorial program offering coaching and mentoring to elementary and secondary students within the areas related to reading, writing, science and mathematics.

The primary focus of the S.T.E.A.M. program is the introduction and exploration of (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics) projects. This past year, we teamed up with two organizations: a well-known S.T.E.M. organization from Columbus, “SIMPLR”, and the Columbus E-STEM Chapter (both with national engineering society affiliation) affording the youth exciting challenges such as programming, robotics and participation in Engineering competitions and symposiums.

For the academic year 2016-17, the students won First Place at the Columbus Winter Research Symposium and won the 2017 Columbus STEAMship – SIMPLR STEAM League competition. Beginning in academic year 2017-18, we implemented our own club (Delaware S.T.E.A.M. Club) for 3rd-12th grade students. The students have already elected officers to their Executive Board and are currently learning valuable leadership and entrepreneurial life skills.

The goal of this program is to help young ladies develop a sense of self-worth and self-awareness while encouraging and cultivating skills that will enhance their professional, social and private lives. Topics of discussion include treatment of family and friends, telephone usage, dining etiquette, behavior and poise, and educational aspirations. Classes consist of hands-on activities, field trips, and culminates with a dress-up tea party.

In Collaboration with Source Point, this program provides hot nutritious meals for seniors. Additionally, participants are afforded the opportunity to socialize with others while enjoying the free dining experience.

Line Dancing is a unique form of exercise that’s good for all ages; providing the heart healthy benefits of an aerobic workout. The obvious physical advantages to participants, which aide in chronic disease and obesity prevention, are coupled with mental stimulation as you learn dance routines, social interaction, and share in outright unadulterated fun.

The Community Garden is focused on motivating and inspiring the residents of the Second Ward on healthy, cost-effective and innovative ways to grow vegetables, fruits, herbs or flowers right in their own neighborhood. Partnering with local community stakeholders such the Delaware General Health District, and Delaware Master Gardeners, SWCI aims to utilize the community garden as an avenue for bettering the community through providing sustainable access to food supplies for low-income families; thus fostering togetherness, promoting self-empowerment and instilling healthy behaviors.

The Garden Gatherings are sessions with speakers/presentations from members of the Delaware Master Gardeners that are geared toward helping people learn how to grow fruits and vegetables. Our goal is to bring the community together and to impart knowledge about the benefits of healthy eating.

BOY SCOUT TROOP #307

Boy Scouts are for boys who have completed 5th grade or 13 years of age to 1 years of age.  Our Troop meets on most Mondays (See the Troop Calendar) at Terra Nova Community Church, 425 S. Sandusky Street, Delaware at 6:30pm.  Please feel free to stop by any of our meetings for more information.

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

The vision of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare every eligible youth in America to become a responsible, participating citizen and leader who is guided by the Scout Oath and Law.


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Second Ward Community Initiative

50 A Ross Street

Delaware, Ohio

Email: secondward@swicdelaware.org

Phone: 1-740-818-9300

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GOVERNING BOARD

All board members volunteer their time and expertise and receive no financial compensation.

Executive Director        (Vacant)

Executive Board

  • President – Shirley Hart
  • Vice President – Tajudeen Bakare, P.E.
  • Secretary (Interim) – Cindy Montgomery
  • Treasurer – Jim Yobaggy

Board Members

  • Patrice Corder
  • Harry Hart
  • Barbara Gale
  • Verian Crumps
  • Carlos Crawford
  • Evelyn Roberts
  • Shirley Hart
  • Cindy Montgomery
  • Jim Yobaggy
  • Laura Roberts
  • Tajudeen Bakare, P.E.

 

 

BOARD BIOGRAPHY

Shirley Hart  (President)

Stylist and Entrepreneur

She is a Master-stylist and business owner of Nevaeh Beauty & Barber Salon of 11 years in Delaware Ohio. She is the current president of SWCI. Her vision and passion for this center is to have a positive and thriving organization that brings the arts, mentoring & tutoring programs, senior programs of all types, veteran programs and a safe family gathering place for all.

Tajudeen A. Bakare, P. E

Principal & Regional Transportation manager at CT Consultants

With more than 30 years combined engineering experience including business development; project delivery and project management. He is one of the pioneer leaders of the community-based Scientists and Engineers program, is housed at SWCI. Tajudeen is also the chair of the Educational program.

Cindi Montgomery

Educator

Cindi is a retired Elementary Administrator with over 35 years of experience in education. She has a passion for children and helping people. She has served on the SWCI board for the past three years. She is co-chair of the educational committee. She leads the Health & Wellness Committee and is in charge of the SWCI Gardens.

Evelyn Roberts

Author, Chef and Entrepreneur

She has attended Barbizone & John Roberts Powell modeling schools. She has vast experience in implementing programs that primarily serve pre-adolescent and adolescent teenage girls. Most importantly, she spearheaded the Prim & Proper program at SWCI. It has had great success with the girls that participate and their parents.

Harry Hart

Project Superintendent at RW Setterlin

He is a founding member of SWCI. He has used his skills to provide structural, financial and the much needed human resources to renovate the once abandoned city building, into the Second Ward Community Center. He is also active in other Delaware based non-profit organizations.

Jim Yobbagy

Treasure

Completed his B. S. in Accounting and MBA at Franklin University. He owns and operates a Delaware Tax & Accounting firm, Accountonus, LLC. He has served as a Board member for seven non-profits since 2005. Jim resides in Delaware with his dog, Isaac.

Patrice Corder

Corporate Compliance Specialist at Nationwide

Patrice has nearly 20 years of experience within the Insurance Industry, including more than 13 years in Risk Management and 11 years in Underwriting. She was the former Co-Chair of the National Specialty & Health Committee for the Group Underwriters Association of America (GUAA). She also previously served as Co-Chair of a Risk Club comprised of fellow Underwriters and Actuaries. She is a former Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Volunteer for Delaware County. She also serves as a Board member for an additional non-profit benefiting children. Patrice’s areas of focus are within education and community service across the intergenerational spectrum.

Laura Roberts

Educator

Devoting my love to God, family, church and community has been key to my success. I I received a B.S. degree in Elementary Education from Southern Illinois University, and attended Sangamon State University, Emory University, The Ohio State University, and  Ashland College.  My 40 year teaching career includes school districts in Ohio, Illinois, Georgia, as well as teaching for the Urban League (Tulsa, Oklahoma), and the Upward Bound Program.  Graduating from Control Data Institute  which led working as a Computer Engineer.  I have been honored to serve on curriculum councils in several school districts. I was a board member of the United Way, Habitat for Humanity, Outreach Christian Center Church. Presently  I am a Board Member at SWCI as well as a tutor and liason for The Boy Scouts of America. I also have a program, The Bible Talk, and everyone is invited.

Verian Crump

Assistant to All

My name is Verian Crump, I have been with SWCI from the beginning.  I started out as a member of the Community Unity Coalition and stayed on as we formed the Second Ward Community Initiave.  My role here is Hostess for our Congregate meals for the elderly, as well as planner, and assistant. I have been committed to this program for the past 11 years.  The future looks bright .

PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

An after-school tutorial program offering coaching and mentoring to elementary and secondary students within the areas related to reading, writing, science and mathematics.

The primary focus of the S.T.E.A.M. program is the introduction and exploration of (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics) projects. This past year, we teamed up with two organizations: a well-known S.T.E.M. organization from Columbus, “SIMPLR”, and the Columbus E-STEM Chapter (both with national engineering society affiliation) affording the youth exciting challenges such as programming, robotics and participation in Engineering competitions and symposiums.

For the academic year 2016-17, the students won First Place at the Columbus Winter Research Symposium and won the 2017 Columbus STEAMship – SIMPLR STEAM League competition. Beginning in academic year 2017-18, we implemented our own club (Delaware S.T.E.A.M. Club) for 3rd-12th grade students. The students have already elected officers to their Executive Board and are currently learning valuable leadership and entrepreneurial life skills.

The goal of this program is to help young ladies develop a sense of self-worth and self-awareness while encouraging and cultivating skills that will enhance their professional, social and private lives. Topics of discussion include treatment of family and friends, telephone usage, dining etiquette, behavior and poise, and educational aspirations. Classes consist of hands-on activities, field trips, and culminates with a dress-up tea party.

In Collaboration with Source Point, this program provides hot nutritious meals for seniors. Additionally, participants are afforded the opportunity to socialize with others while enjoying the free dining experience.

Line Dancing is a unique form of exercise that’s good for all ages; providing the heart healthy benefits of an aerobic workout. The obvious physical advantages to participants, which aide in chronic disease and obesity prevention, are coupled with mental stimulation as you learn dance routines, social interaction, and share in outright unadulterated fun.

The Community Garden is focused on motivating and inspiring the residents of the Second Ward on healthy, cost-effective and innovative ways to grow vegetables, fruits, herbs or flowers right in their own neighborhood. Partnering with local community stakeholders such the Delaware General Health District, and Delaware Master Gardeners, SWCI aims to utilize the community garden as an avenue for bettering the community through providing sustainable access to food supplies for low-income families; thus fostering togetherness, promoting self-empowerment and instilling healthy behaviors.

The Garden Gatherings are sessions with speakers/presentations from members of the Delaware Master Gardeners that are geared toward helping people learn how to grow fruits and vegetables. Our goal is to bring the community together and to impart knowledge about the benefits of healthy eating.

BOY SCOUT TROOP #307

Boy Scouts are for boys who have completed 5th grade or 13 years of age to 1 years of age.  Our Troop meets on most Mondays (See the Troop Calendar) at Terra Nova Community Church, 425 S. Sandusky Street, Delaware at 6:30pm.  Please feel free to stop by any of our meetings for more information.

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

The vision of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare every eligible youth in America to become a responsible, participating citizen and leader who is guided by the Scout Oath and Law.


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Second Ward Community Initiative

50 A Ross Street

Delaware, Ohio

Email: secondward@swicdelaware.org

Phone: 1-740-818-9300

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Copyright 2017 -swcidelaware – All Rights Reserved
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