Monique is from Racine, WI and has been with the Elver Park Neighborhood Center since 2013. She began her tenure as a lead teacher in the purple room and now serves as the center director. She received her B.S. in community and non-profit leadership, and is a two year AmeriCorps alum. Monique lives by the motto: “It takes a village to raise a child.” It is her goal to continue to foster the potential of each young person she meets and be a positive influence to the great Elver Park Community.
Maria is from Letart, WV and started working with Elver Park Neighborhood Center in October 2017 as a youth development specialist for the teen program, and now serves as the center program coordinator. She received her B.S. in political science and B.A. in history from Shepherd University, as well as, her M.A. in international development from Concordia University while focusing her studies on youth development and education. She is an AmeriCorps alum and has worked with youth programming all over the U.S. and abroad. She looks forward to learning more about the area and increasing programmatic efforts at the center for its community members.
Jen has been the center director for the Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Center since its doors opened in 2015. She received her B.S. in human services from Edgewood College, and focused her studies on children and families. She enjoyed the experience of building the center and its programming alongside the help of the community and other partners. She also enjoys building relationships and responding to the needs of our community members.
Takela is from Carbondale, IL and she has been at TTNC since the summer of 2015 where she started as a program leader and now serves as the site supervisor. Takela graduated from Memorial High School in 2012, and studied psychology and business management at Madison Area Technical College. In the past, Takela attended Wisconsin Youth Company youth programs as a participant, and now enjoys her work in the staff role. When not at TTNC, she enjoys spending time participating in swimming lessons with her son, and teaching him English, Spanish and American Sign Language.