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Ciara Hosein is a graduate of Bowie State University who has obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with a concentration in Criminal Justice and Law. She is currently taking courses with Harvard University School of Divinity in ED-X Religious Studies, in addition to being a 2017 candidate to receive her Masters of Theology with the National Bible College and Seminary. She currently serves as a member of the George Washington University Employment Advisory Board, as well as a task force member of the Deputy Mayor Office of Planning and Economic Development on Career Pathways for District Residents. While at the Arc Prince Georges County she currently serves as the Director of Workforce Development overseeing the management of Corporate Partnerships, and Job Placement services. Her main focus has been on building partnerships with the local Business Communities at Large to help bridge the gap of employment to ensure individuals with intellectual disabilities and all unemployed get a fair shot in the workforce. She volunteers and works on a consistent basis providing advocacy down at the John A. Wilson Building with city elected officials, provides motivational lectures to returning citizens at CSOSA, has community prayer gatherings for children and parents in DC’s Ward 8. And recently co organized a March in Washington DC “Stop the Violence and Increase the Peace” on June 4th 2016 with the attendance of nearly 400 peace rally protesters in support of the movement. Her contributions to the community, and relentless effort to see individuals develop has created a trajectory for others to follow. And most recently Ciara was in fact the recipient for the August 2016 Humanitarian Award from Vital Magazine.