crystalwilliams

Age: 31
Home Town: Atlanta, Georgia
Education: B.A. In English Creative Writing and Theater, M.B.A. in Organizational Management
Specific Field Interests: Organizational Development, Arts/Arts Administration, Project and Program Managment
Placement: Video Volunteers, Anjuna, Goa
Area of Focus: Education

Highlights: Crystal is a national speaker, author and foster care advocate. She uses the arts to promote individual and community change. Crystal graduated from Emory University with a B.A. in English, Creative Writing and Theater Studies and received her MBA from Georgia State University with a focus in organizational management. Crystal has also worked with child welfare organizations in Georgia in the areas of marketing and communications, strategy and implementation, fundraising and community mobilization, and training and curriculum development. She has also volunteered as the theater director for the teen ministry of an international ministry. Crystal has served as a member of Georgia Governor’s Council for child welfare reform, she is certified in Life Stories® Theater curriculum, and she is a founding member of an advocacy group for foster youth in Georgia called Georgia Empowerment. Crystal is also a young fellow for the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative through the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Crystal has traveled the nation as an advocate for foster children and uses her gift of spoken word poetry to challenge and motivate audiences. Crystal’s mission is to inspire people to use their gifts for good to leave their mark on this world in permanent ink.

Posts by crystalwilliams

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Journey with In(dia) Poetry

Over the past ten months, I’ve written several poems around my work and experiences in […]

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Youth Engagement and Empowerment through Creativity

Utilizing creativity and the arts are great ways to empower and engage youth. “Empowering Youth” […]

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Creativity Used to Empower: My Visit to Chindu

Chindu had been my first choice. When I applied for the AIF Clinton Fellowship, there […]

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Snapshot into the Life of a Community Media Journalist

My project at Video Volunteers (VV) centers around business operations. A typical day at VV […]

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Gender Equality is Not Just a Crusade for Women – Reflections on the 2018 Difficult Dialogues Conference

My coworker and I took the 45-minute scooter rider from Anjuna, Goa, to Panjim for […]

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Seeing the Ability in Disabilities

“People with disabilities are vulnerable because of the many barriers we face: attitudinal, physical, and […]

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Tales of a Keyboard Warrior: Human Resources, Fundraising, and Training

You can call me: Warrior. I slay dragons. I carry a sword with me at […]

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A Mic to the Mic-less

Nestled in a quaint village on the outskirts of the jungle in Anjuna, Goa is […]

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