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2019 LEGACY BUILDERS

Saturday, February 16, 2019

2019 RECIPIENTS

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As an expert Facilitator/Mediator in the subject matter area of Mediation and Conflict Resolution, Alex provides conflict resolution training in various community outreach sector in at-risk population such as juvenile justice and foster parenting.  He currently serves on the Pathway from Poverty and Metro Minority Advisory Committees.  As a champion for facilitating Gang Intervention Alex has developed programs that utilize relevance and connectivity through “Teachable Moments”.  He has received numerous accolades in the community including, the 2015 Foster Parent of the Year and Clark County Employee of the Month in 2017.  Moreover, he has had the distinct honor of connecting with and encouraging youth as a volunteer for Camp Brotherhood/Sisterhood for the past twenty years and as a volunteer with the Latino Youth Leadership conference for the past 10 years.

While Alex views his career thus far with a great sense of pride, he strongly believes that there is much more he can give to my community. He endeavors to continue to develop and present effective programs that yield real-life impact. He is focused on utilizing my professional growth and development to become the next supervisor of the Gang Intervention Team and his ultimate goal is to run for a position within the City of North Las Vegas City Council.

Community Leader

ALEX BERNAL

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Adam Johnson is the founding Executive Director at Democracy Prep at the Agassi Campus (DPAC.) DPAC is a tuition free college prep K-12 charter school serving more than 1,000 children in West Las Vegas.

 

Prior to joining staff at Democracy Prep Public School in 2016, Adam Johnson spent 5 years as a Leadership Team Member at Teach For America Las Vegas Valley where he was responsible for expanding community partnerships to enable TFA to increase the number of teachers it brought to Clark County.

 

Adam earned his MBA from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and his BA in Accounting and Economics at St. Michael’s College in Burlington, Vermont.

 

In addition to his work responsibilities, Adam is an active member of the Las Vegas community. He is President Emeritus of the Nevada State Charter School Authority, the body that oversees 40 plus charter schools and nearly 50,000 students throughout the state of Nevada. Adam also serves as a Board Member for Equipo Academy, a college prep charter school in East Las Vegas. Today, he resides near downtown Las Vegas with his wife, 11-year old son and 7-year old daughter.

Head of Executive Director, Democracy Prep at Agassi Campus

ADAM JOHNSON

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Capucine Holmes responsibilities are to incorporate programs that are beneficial for the mission of equipping individuals for life within the communities in which she lives. These responsibilities include program management, program development and delivery, budget and team management, fundraising, public speaking and relationship management. She is currently the Director at Horizon Ridge Clinic. She has served on several executive boards of national organizations such as Women’s March, National Coalition of 100 Black Women and Detroit Connection, Inc. that provides economic and educational growth of communities in the United States. She is currently a contributing writer of Las Vegas Black Image Magazine. Also, she serves with the Esther Gordy Bullocks Edwards Foundation which funds community projects in Las Vegas. Capucine Holmes believes in community engagement and bringing people together. 

 

Capucine Holmes has worked in managerial roles for companies such as Ford Motor Company as a FTPM Team Leader and played an intricate part of the Paint Division for the Expedition and Navigator model implementation format. As the Director of Manpower, Inc. serving California, Arizona, and Nevada she worked with a dynamic team that employed over 3,000 employees. She has an intensive background in Business Strategies and Program Management. Also, she has established strong business relationships with CEO/ Founders of Fortune 500 companies. 

 

Capucine Holmes has a passion to see a diversity of people succeed in the world. She believes that providing people with the tools and resources to be successful within the workplace and their daily lives creates successful measurable outcomes for the common good of all. Also, she knows that with the community’s commitment and great innovative ideas progress will be made. She knows that the programs that she develops and manages are designed to assist the people in the community by bringing businesses and organizations together to make the world grow with prosperity.

Community Leader

CAPUCINE HOLMES

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Creative Passion is the best description of the teaching style of Ms. China. Igniting the fire in young people through West African Dance, Creative Writing, Mentoring and Performance Theater. Ms. China is a Disney Musical Theater Teaching Artist and a Southern Nevada Wolf Trap Teaching Artist in partnership with the Smith Center of the Performing Arts-Las Vegas. She has written, directed and performed in fourteen original productions and her performances showcase social, racial and political issues. In addition to writing, Ms. China’s other theatrical performances include: For Colored Girls, Vagina Monologues, Amen Corner, The Bluest Eye, The Color Purple-Las Vegas, and Dreamgirls-Las Vegas. As an African Dance Instructor and a member of Olabisi African Dance & Drum Ensemble she is committed to maintaining African culture and tradition through drumming and dancing. Ms. China co-founded Sisters In Society Taking Action Girls Rite of Passage Program. The program celebrated it's fifteen-year anniversary in December of 2018. Previously, she served as a guest instructor at University of Las Vegas-Nevada, College of Southern Nevada and throughout the Clark County School District.


Ms. China is a member of the Las Vegas community, a powerful leader currently enriching the lives of youth and families through culture, character, theater, spirit and leadership. She has established programming at Pearson Community Center, Walnut & Cambridge Recreation Center, and the West Las Vegas Cultural Arts Center. With style and grace Ms. China presents her talents, legacy, dedication and commitment to excellence for the benefit of the entire world. Her experience as a Writer, Director, Actress, Spoken Word Artist, African Dancer, and Facilitator combined with her love for people forms an explosive package that creates change.

Writer, Director, Actress, Spoken Word Artist, African Dancer, & Facilitator

CHINA HUDSON

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Nevada Native, Mr. Courtney Hunt has always had an entrepreneurial spirit and a heart of giving. After retiring from 19 years of service, with Republic Services, Mr. Hunt decided to courageously embrace a freelance lifestyle in which he co-established several start-up companies to include Comfort Hands LLC where close to 30 assistants are employed specializing in the personal care of senior citizens in the Las Vegas Valley. As Founder and CEO of Elite Mobile Wash, Mr. Hunt’s creative drive, dedication to his craft, and overall dynamic work ethic have propelled both he and his company to superior heights in less than two years. His compassionate leadership style is one that offers educational insight, continued perseverance, and patience. As a team player, He never asks his employees to do anything that he isn’t willing to do. In addition to his career ambitions, Mr. Hunt has also been a part of several community clubs and organizations. At any given time, you may catch him providing for children in need or feeding the homeless. Currently serving on the board of Change Vegas as a Director, Mr. Hunt works diligently to make sure paths are not only created but also nurtured. Living by the personal motto of, “If you want to go fast, go alone; If you want to go far, go together,” the creation of a securely profound presence built upon integrity has enhanced and inspired a vast number of individuals blessed to be touched by one of Mr. Hunt’s many gifts. Not only will Mr. Hunt thrive on his endeavors of establishing a national presence for Elite Mobile Wash, but he will also continue to work tirelessly to ensure a better tomorrow for his beloved community and future generations.

Founder and CEO of Elite Mobile Wash

COURTNEY HUNT

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Claytee D. White is the inaugural director of the Oral History Research Center at UNLV Libraries.  In this position, she collects the history of Las Vegas and the surrounding area by gathering memories of events and experiences from long-time residents. Current projects include Building Las Vegas, a collection of stories and materials from early construction companies, planners, visionaries, architects, and the trades; Remembering 1 October, and Latinx Voices.                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Claytee has written several book chapters, journal articles, and presented oral history papers at national conferences from Atlanta to Maui. 

 

She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in social work from California State University Los Angeles, Master of Arts degree in history from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, and engaged in additional graduate work at the College of William and Mary.

 

A native of Ahoskie, North Carolina, Claytee is a former board member of the national Oral History Association, past president of the Southwest Oral History Association, Chair of the Las Vegas Historic Preservation Commission, VP of Women of Diversity, and serves on Advisory Boards for BlackPast.Org and the MOB Museum.

Director, Oral History Research Center at UNLV Libraries

CLAYTEE WHITE

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Roz Brooks is a Health and Wellness Coach, Community Garden Founder and Creator of Well Women of Color, a transformative movement that empowers women to holistically heal their bodies from the inside out.

 

Within her online community, Roz invites women into a simple and supportive journey to reclaim their health from excess weight, disease and stress. An instructor in every sense of the word, Roz teaches women and men how to think, eat and move healthier, so they can be their own best doctors, and, more importantly create the spiritual, physical and mental energy to go after their God-given purpose.

 

From a little girl’s dream of becoming a dietician to a grown woman’s vision to be the compass for black women along their restorative health journeys, she is clearly called to do this work.  Today, Vegas Roots, the first urban community garden along with the first mobile farmer’s market in the city of Las Vegas, serves two thousand people per year from its soil.

 

Stepping back onto familiar ground as a guide, Rosalind began connecting with women who were battling weight gain and other health crises. As word spread, hundreds of women flocked to the garden for vegan cooking demos, guided grocery shopping and Roz’s infamous daily health hacks.

 

Her thriving online community which launched in January 2018 and introduces women to healthy living, is the first online weight loss program created specifically for women of color.

 

Learn more about Rosalind and how she is making women whole again through health at http://wellwomenofcolor.com and for information on her community garden go to http://vegasroots.org.

Creator of Well Women of Color

ROSALIND BROOKS

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Rosalind, founding officer of Medtyme a Non-Profit Organization based in Las Vegas, Nevada December 2006. Medtyme was organized exclusively for public community charity, medical emergency relief/aid and assisting purposes to disabled, sick individuals and families when a medical emergency, tragedy or hardship occurs. Free medical equipment and supplies to those less fortunate. 

 

Rosalind specializes in applying her expertise and Knowledge helping local social workers, case managers, and doctors when called upon to help those patients in a time of need. Rosalind donates 100% of her total earning from the typing and notary services to the MEMRA organization, which provides additional funding. In addition, she donates free Notary Service to less fortunate individuals and seniors unable to pay for services. 

 

Rosalind attended Pepperdine University, Malibu CA, & University of Phoenix, Gardena CA, Golden Hands Service Award Recipient from The Cultural Diversity Foundation, Metro Bolden Area Command Center Awardee, Nevada Black Police Association and Vice President of GNJ Family Life Care Center, Bishop James M Rogers Founder.

Founder & President of Medtyme

ROSALIND JAMERSON