Chief Executive Officer, George Washington Carver Community Center
Occupation: Jacobie Proctor, CEO of George Washington Carver Community Center, is responsible for managing overall operations of the community center and setting its strategic direction. Carver offers education, recreation, health, social and civic programs for all ages, including childcare, SkillsUSA, a job-training program for students, and adult fitness classes.
Community Involvement: Ms. Proctor has served on the WTVP Community Broadcasting Advisory Council, School Health Advisory Committee, Boys and Girls Club Youth Advisory Council and the SkyArt Peoria jury of ArtsPartners of Central Illinois. She is a founding member of the Elizabeth Lindsay Davis chapter of the National Association of Colored Women (NACW.)
Education: Bachelor of Arts, English/language arts and teacher education, Hampton University; master of arts, early childhood education and teaching, Capella University
Three things she’s passionate about: family, education and children
Three favorite hobbies: Reading, cooking, traveling
Career Influence or Inspiration: Writer, educator and activist, Nikki Giovanni and her grandmother.
Inspirational quote: “I really don’t think life is about the I-could-have-beens. Life is about the I-tried-to-do. I don’t mind the failure but I can’t imagine I’d forgive myself if I didn’t try.” Nikki Giovanni
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