An Open Letter From the Desk Of Sherlene
General Services Humanitarian CONCIERGE, and Emotional Development Coach Sherlene Deanna Stevens
Welcome New Visitors,
SNMB News Feed Owner, Social Inclusion Journalist, Concierge CEO, and Life Coach
Founder, President, Program Administrator of non-profit A Time To Learn Academy
Sherlene - pronounced Shir-lean or Shur-leen.
MARYLAND, USA - [Dear Audience Family] First, thank-you for visiting Sherlene's online house!!! I hope that you learned of my online platform from a suggestion of one of your friends, family members, or from one of my Charity Partners.
I built this independent platform to provide an online-service of convenience to families and individuals who use the world wide web.
Who Is Sherlene Stevens?
I am a multi-racial virtuous, straight-female/traditional-female gender identity, woman/business owner/non-profit founder/wife material/mother/daughter/sister/auntie/friend. Most people who I grew up with from my hometown reference me by my nickname, Sherry. So it's okay if you call me that, too.
I am the first female-of-color to own such a concierge in my area of Maryland, including both family services and family-appropriate topic presentations: I offer family services (for-profit and a non-profit) while realizing that many of you are familiar with our government's offering of the Department of Human Resources (DHR), including its local offices of the social-service agency.
Sherlene® Online Public Figure. I have been supporting personal and family goals since 1979 (Officially age 8). I am a former retail and sales/health care/education/government employee. It wasn't until 2005, during actions of an abrupt divorce, that I began helping communities as an informal help desk. Along with offering such independent free-help service, I was studying to become an ordained priest under the national United Methodist Church denomination. [Due to my marital situation, I never received such priesthood title. I wasn't selected by the local congregation in my hometown, Maryland. They chose to hire someone else.]
SNMB®. The mission of the news feed is to independently highlight a diverse group of formal and informal news and media sources who offer great coverage of family-appropriate news and topics. This news feed is unique because I, personally, gather and classify interesting online topics to share 'that matters to families.'
WEMA® Services. From my years of work experiences at State Highway Administration and living in rural country USA, I learned, informally, of pre-weather patterns of severe natural-weather events. It was during a time when you didn't have community-emergency alerts or emergency-weather alerts in rural areas. (Growing up, I lived near the water nearby the Chesapeake River on Maryland's Eastern Shore,) Since 2005, I have been helping to pre-view storms: I use both science and personal experiences to suggest the patterns and actions of natural-weather storms for my Weather Emergency Management Agency (WEMA) outreach helpdesk/customer service.
After I was displaced from my upbringings for being too ambitious (actually homeless), not realizing my heritage, I had a lot of time to pursue my personal and career goals. While doing so, as a former business-and-communications college student, I began to use my various communication skills and online tools (newsletters, online platform, social media) to help new entrepreneurs with their online platforms like communication departments/staffers of Facebook®, Google®, and Avon® .... simply because I had the time to do so. I am learned/skilled in business concepts, and began such skill-set as a young through my high-school years. Then, I pursued such learning during my college years. Not realizing my heritage, my career analysis "always" reflected leadership ability. And I pursued such career track on my own.
Lastly, I have always had the entrepreneurial spirit:I have always wanted to earn a large income to be a part of the financial-wealthy socioeconomic group of this country. I have always known the value of the things that will "last" into the next generation, from my diverse-heritage line.
Providing services in a way that preserves and cultivates the dignity and respect of the family lifestyle:
There's FEMA, I partner with others to offer WEMA helpdesk and disaster-relief volunteers;
There's WIA and SBA, I am the founder of non-profit career counseling services;
There's local social-service agencies in every county in the U.S., I offer family-lifestyle services;
There's formal religious church-building ministries, as a Christian, I offer personal and family devotion social time to faith-believers who believe in the same things that I believe of the true-and-living God of us all: God, Holy Spirit, and Jesus.
Portal Slogan and Tagline
Family Lifestyle In Local Communities.®
Charities and Foundations That I Cherish, And Financially Support
The Arts; STEM Lessons; Habitat For Humanity; The Weather Channel
Understanding Sections of This Website
News Feed platform (Sherlene News Media and Broadcasting aka SNMB)
Race/Culture/Emotions identity classification (counseling), including diversity opportunities
Humanitarian Needs (WEMA as-needed helpdesk during hurricanes or extreme storms.)
Hosted Public Socials
Personal and Family Devotion Socials.New Monday Live gospel talk show, online. Religious Care: Christian-ministry social activities for those who choose to include or participate within your unique household (worship, prayer, meditation, and sermons). Ministry color: Turquoise and an open-cross style vision purpose. God, the Holy Trinity of God, is not purposed to our small thinking or seclusion. Jesus has risen, and is no longer nailed or restricted on the more-than-2,000-year-old prisoner's cross.
Now that you sort of think that you know me, can I really talk to you about some things that are like, well, not to amusing to me and my emotions? I am a biological mother of four adults that were taken from me during their childhood years, due to community hostility. I am the mother of 3 daughters and 1 son.
I Can't Change Me
I can't change-- for decline of said discrimination socially--my multi-racial identity.
I can't change-- my gender (traditional-female identity who enjoys business job titles typically assigned to men such as the leader, boss, manager.).
I can't change-- the fact that I am divorced from my first husband of 15 years. Hey, he wanted the divorce not me ... all of a sudden.
Overall, for decades of my life experiences, there were layers of horrific cultural mysteries which I discuss in my published work:
My ex-husband and I love our kids: We will forever be valued in each other's lives because of our four children. Our kids, during their childhood years, were forced to adapt to living in our separate dwelling places (Mommy's, Daddy's): our different views of personal finances and household goals, and parental ways/mannerisms. Amazingly--just before our abrupt divorce ... that I personally didn't want--there was a "major" reversal of actions of our separate finances. So my finances shifted from middle-income status to low-income status. And his finances, well I'll just say, they r-e-a-l-l-y improved! --like in a very quick manner to complete the terms of our divorce. In my published work, I discuss all of this and more!
My journal-memoir, The Script In My Box: A Journal of Forgiveness, was published in August, 2012. I originally named my book "Compilation of Forgiveness." My book highlights some of my most interesting personal-life experiences (personal, family) as a Marylander living on Maryland's Eastern Shore. It was my first memoir, a published book, of priceless advice to both young and old; to both rural and urban people and families. I would like for the book to have an offer of a movie-deal opportunity where I am the assistant producer. As you know, only you can truly tell or show your story side of your life's most challenging experiences.
You are welcome here, so please take a moment to explore my online platform and all that it offers. You may phone, email, or chat with me if necessary. I am online daily.
Participation: Simply choose from the many social amusements of this platform that are appropriate for your unique household, that's it!
Local Level Community Achievement
I am one of just a few local citizens in my community, at the time, who pursued a career pathway that involved the 4-year college experience. I was the first female-of-color who purposed to be a state-certified teacher of color, in Maryland (1989).
I am the only person in my community who wanted to open an independent family lifestyle center.
State Level Community Achievement
I created the first formal summer-enrichment program and curriculum for public-school students in the entire State of Maryland (City of Chestertown, Maryland). My program and idea, without credit, was taken to a larger platform by the state through its office sites of the Department of Parks and Recreation. Said staff were forced to use my youth-directed curriculum objectives as their own.
Faith-Based Community Achievement
While being separated from my then-husband and attending college, I moved into a family home owned by my great-grandparents (maternal) in Edesville, Maryland (Kent County). While living there, I continued my attendance at Aaron Chapel, and pursuit of becoming the first female priest in my community areas, under the United Methodist Church (UMC) denomination.
As an aspiring UMC female pastor, under my leadership oversight suggested and oversaw the initial phase of the remodeling of the oldest church [where people of color attended] in Kent County, Maryland: Aaron Chapel;
Under my leadership, also, increased the membership and fellowship of young families with children, and the church's weekly tithes from members and the external community;
Under my leadership caused the long-standing members to suggest an idea of the first multi-racial Sunday worship fellowship service--which had never ever been done before within the entire community; and,
Before starting my own ministry--after not being recommended for the pastoral UMC training--I suggested to the members of networking with the state's food distribution programs to offer weekly, or monthly food distribution targeting local families of the area.
M.A.B.C. Jones International University (Business Administration emphasis and Communications emphasis)
B.S. Wilmington University (General Studies specializing in business administration)
B.S. Credit Equivalent Delaware State University before transferring to Wilmington University: Dual, Specialty Concentration: Business Administration emphasis, and Education emphasis - G&T emphasis; Grade Pre K - Grade 12.
Other Coursework Concentration
Psychology; Humanities; Theology
90 clock hours in Early Childhood Education certification: TECE I & TECE II, and Infant and Toddlers (45 clock hrs.): Early Childhood Teacher; Early Childhood Center Director.
Formal Bio LINK
In Humanitarian Service,
PRINCESS SHERLENE STEVENS
Note: After a five-generation DNA lineage analysis, I am legally bloodship kin of European royalty. My European white ancestors are from BOTH sets of my parents, maternal and paternal. My outwardly appearance only is as a person of color, but scientists/doctors know.
I am West German, Italian, Russian, and British including Anglo-Saxon ethnicity; Native American ethnicity; and, as a person of African American, I am less than 17% of of both African (Yorubian) and West Caribbean ethnicity. In such consideration, I prefer the term multi-racial ethnicity in the classification of who I am, and who my four children are.
As a child of a 15-year-old multiracial female: my life experiences' grooming were from mostly senior citizens/family members of the third-generation, Native-Americans of color. Also, I was groomed of proper European royal mannerisms and etiquette. I lived in a multi-racial home environment throughout my school-age years which helped to develop my on-going compassion, appreciation, and empathy of all ethnicities, of the entire world's family tree.
Credit: My compassion of Earth's preservation and the solar system is from the upbringing that I received from those third- and fourth-generational senior citizens who lived in my hometown areas on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
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