Author: Jhmira Alexander

Jhmira Alexander is the social media maven behind 28Eleven Consulting and has worked with After School Matters, Loyola University's Risk and Resiliency Lab, Blue 1647 and the Institute for Positive Living. She is a connector of people and ideas. She focuses on assisting organizations with properly aligning their vision with their online and offline community engagement through social media education, management and strategy development. Holding a bachelor of science in communications and a master's in public administration, her drive to cultivate communities through media is unwavering. Jhmira's background includes project management, youth development, community engagement and program design and execution.

Mentoring Works Like a Relay Race, And I’ve Run All the Legs

As I consider how I was inspired to connect, mentor and engage community the way I presently do, I’m reminded of a relay race. My parents raised me to be compassionate and care for people. They did so by the level of accountability they held me to in looking after my younger sister and brother. I learned compassion while helping…