"Michelle Saka El is a knowledgeable, hard working professional and community worker. She is energetic, selfless and reliable. Her perception of customer or community needs always precedes their needs. She can courteously and professionally handle multiple tasks simultaneously and complete each task with incredible ease, grace and speed. Michelle is an inspiration to all with whom she works. Hire her and work with her."
Bilal Yasin El-Amin
Broadwater Townhomes wishes to thank you for your generous contribution of time and committed effort to the Broadwater BEE POWER After School Program. The youth had lots of fun and learned valuable lessons while participating in the “Matrix” and “I am a Leader” activities.
Broadwater Townhomes is committed to offering support to our residents and community in the way of education, information, activities and services. Thanks to you and your support we were able to fulfill our commitment and achieve our goals.
We look forward to partnering with you again in the near future as well as continuing to build a relationship that will ultimately be of great benefit to our community. Again, we thank you for your generous support and please let this letter serve as a receipt for your donation.
Community Services Director
"Find something in life you love so much you'll be willing to do it free, but because you're good at it, one day a Real Opportunity comes your way. Michelle's commitment is evident of the many years of voluntary service to the community, especially our youth. May this recommendation open the door as Director at Real Oppotunities, Inc. I could think of no one more deserving."
Former Registry Expediter, U.S.P.S.
Cool Internship for Network Security!
"Ms. Saka El is building the network for a community outreach center in the Midlothian Village Apartment Complex. It involves coordination of donated equipment and services as well as the physical setup of all of the computers. Department Head Finley took this picture of the ECPI student along side Marcus Walker, Community Services Director at the Midlothian Village Apartments & Broadwater Townhomes. When I asked her how was it going, she replied, "Without difficulties, there isn't any learning; and I've been doing quite a bit of learning!""
ECPI Moorefield News
Michelle Saka El
6211 Wimbledon Drive
Richmond, Va. 23224
Career Mission: To develop communities and people through continuous updated knowledge in all spheres, delivering service with compassion and competency in professional and volunteer relationships.
COMMUNITY SERVICE & PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
TECHNOLOGY SPECIALST AND TECHNOLOGY TEACHER (PART-TIME)
Tawheed Prep High School, Richmond, Virginia September 2013 to Present
-Maintain server operations: schedules, management of network and domains, emails and access for students and faculty
-Manage all media operations
-Development technology goals for institution
-Instructor for Technology and World History I Classes
TECHNOLOGY REQUEST SERVICE ANALYST & TECHNICAL HELP DESK
Promoted to Wells Fargo Move, Add, Change (MAC) for exceptional service to customers on the technical Help Desk. Serviced Wealth Brokerage technology requests managing customer orders for access to beta mainframe and permissions, software and licenses, hardware and configuration, providing email accounts, Blackberry access, and computer monitoring software.
OF LOVE FOOD COOPERATIVE
Coordinator & Founder Winter 2010-2011
-Successfully organized people to support local rural farmers of CSA's (Community Shared Agriculture)-Provides youth with jobs and leadership skills
-Provides affordable organic vegetables to communities
MIDLOTHIAN VILLAGE COMPUTER CENTER(Internship) August-October 2010
-Successfully built the computer network for an apartment complex to be used for youth academics and computer literacy
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH AGENCY (SAMHA)
Peer Grant Reviewer (Contractual) April 2010-present
VIRGINIA ASSOCIATION OF HOUSING COUNSELORS
Certified Housing Counselor Spring 2008-Spring 2010
REAL ESTATE & LAND OPPORTUNITIES, LLC, RICHMOND, VA.
Principal Broker & Owner May 2008-Present
-Created Educational Workshop Series Financial Empowerment
-Prepared numerous home buyers in budgeting to successful home purchases
-Conducted presentations on resources of the federal emergency funds for small businesses for the Richmond Office of Minority Enterprise
REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 1998-2010
-MAP Investments & Realty, Richmond,Va.- Associate Broker/Referral Agent
-Century 21 Real Estate Office(s), Richmond, Va.- Associate Broker
-Regal Realty, Richmond, Va.-Real Estate Agent
YOUTH AND COMMUNITY SERVICES
-Boy Scouts of America, Cub Scouts Den Leader 2011-Present
-Real Opportunities, Inc.—Annual Youth Leadership Camps Coordination and Camp Program Design, Community and Education Activities 2008-Present
-American Red Cross Disaster Preparedness Educator 2005-2010
-Youth 1:1 Counselor 2007-2009
-Substitute Teacher Richmond Board of Education
-Community Classes in Spanish, SOL Tutoring, Leadership and on Resources for the Public and Private organizations throughout the Metropolitan area 2000-2007
-SAFE (Safe American Family Environments) Served on Advisory Board to Establish Virginia's GRIP Program (Gang Reduction Intervention Program) 2005-2008
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING & URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD) DRUG ELIMINATION PROGRAM
Certified Technical Assistant Provider (Contractual) 1991 – 2002
-Educated and supported public housing authorities’ staff and resident groups throughout the northeastern United States to combat drugs through organizing patrols, establishing relations and strategies with police and other public agencies and businesses.
-Conduct community surveys
-Coordinate and facilitate conflict resolution and fund-raising workshops
-Coordinate and facilitate long-range planning sessions for staff and residents
VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Housing & Community Planner 1987–1991
-Responsible for the efforts that led to the Virginia Housing Partnership Fund
-Assisted in developing the State’s first emergency shelter grant program and State’s first program for community housing development organizations
-Provided technical assistance on organizing to grassroots groups throughout Virginia and coordinated activities of the Virginia Association of Neighborhoods
ECPI COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY: Richmond, Virginia AS Computer & Information Science; Security
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania MA Urban Planning, Information ManagementCLARK COLLEGE: Atlanta, Georgia BA Political Science; Spanish Minor