KEARA S. RICHARDSON
8700 Baltimore Avenue Apt.102B College Park, MD 20740
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University of Maryland College Park, MD
Masters of Public Policy, May 2021
Xavier University Cincinnati, OH
Bachelors of Arts in International Studies with a concentration in Post-Colonial Studies May 2018
Government Relations Intern Boys & Girls Club of America September 2019-present
Attend coalition meetings, Capitol Hill visits, and Congressional hearings on behalf of BGCA
Create and update critical biographical and background information on Members of Congress and other key influencers
Coordinate and track visits Members of Congress make to Boys & Girls Clubs
Support the relationships that are being developed by Government Relations staff and local Club staff on Capitol Hill
Provide ongoing research on legislation, funding opportunities, and issues important to Boys & Girls Clubs at a national, state, and local level
Assist with production and editing of advocacy materials and internal documents
Collect relevant news articles each week and create press clips for the Government Relations team
Support the Government Relations team with preparation for and execution of the National Youth of the Year Celebration in September
Graduate Assistant University of Maryland College Park August 2019-present
Support communications for dean’s special initiatives
Manage School responsibilities related to fall research conferences including, but not limited to, NCOC, NASPAA, APPAM, APSIA and ABFM
Event logistics to include coordinating promotional materials, invitation lists/RSVPs, and day-of
Coordination of online events calendar
Preparation of weekly events emails, forum promotion emails as well as forum banners and fliers
Maintain and update bulletin boards
Substitute Teacher Champions Before and After School Care November 2018-May 2019
Daily planning and implementation of curriculum.
Supervision of children and staff’.
Communicate with parents and school personnel.
Maintenance of safe and welcoming classroom environment.
Intern For Our Future Fund June 2018 to November 2018
Represent the campaign at community events and meetings when advised by the Regional Field Director.
Assist Regional Field Director with recruitment, hiring, training and managing canvassers, volunteers, and/or organizers.
Ensuring that daily, weekly, and monthly goals are met and exceeded.
Conduct extensive coaching and development on best practices for organizing, canvassing, recruitment and retention.
Ensuring that all required soft reporting is accurate and timely, and that all regional data is entered on time.
Intern Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio September 2018- November 2018
Serve as a leader for community advocacy, outreach, canvassing, base building and development.
Help build a program to collect patient and community stories to create urgency and commitment to our work.
Co-facilitate trainings or education sessions with volunteers and storytellers.
Perform significant constituent outreach for volunteer recruitment and other base-building projects.
Recruit, organize and train volunteers.
Travel within the Greater Cincinnati area
Help manage the flow of data by keeping internal database current and accurate.
Perform other duties as agreed upon
Intern Hamilton County Clerk of Courts June 2018 to July 2018
Enter all information from judicial entries and other court documents into the Case Management System
Prepare the traffic docket for all arraignment courtrooms
Enter all of the judge's notes into the Case Management System to give new court dates
Intern Senator Sherrod Brown January 2018 to May 2018
Work with staff in an administrative capacity to address constituent requests
Communicate and accurately enter all constituent inquiries and concerns by phone, fax, email, and in person
Regularly attend committee hearings and briefings
Assist with a variety of legislative and press projects
Perform extensive legislative research regarding immigration policies within Cincinnati
Advanced knowledge of social media marketing platforms: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
Adept with Microsoft Office Suite
Intermediate knowledge of Adobe
Fluent in Salesforce
public policy, nonprofit, education, graduate student, education