2008 Stevenson joined Xavier University to support students from diverse backgrounds. By managing conferences, multiple budgets, and hiring staff she gained skills to coordinate large scale projects, make fiscally responsible choices, and collaborate with decision-makers from a variety of perspectives.
2011 Stevenson built on her campus leadership through AmeriCorps VISTA and worked at Gabriel’s Place in Avondale. She developed a farmer’s market, created a community garden mentor program, and surveyed residents to learn how to meet their basic needs for food security. She spoke regularly at area community councils and local events.
2012 Stevenson expanded her skills in management through Human Resource Development at Xavier University. She designed presentations and tools to inform residents and elected leaders of each other’s needs through the Community Engagement Academy and the Community Leaders Institute.
2013 Stevenson coordinated a Cincinnati City Council campaign and began consulting with local leaders in business, education, health, and non-profit. She was also named a YWCA Rising Star and a SuccessGuide Emerging Leader.
2014 Stevenson consulted with the Creating Healthy Communities Program at the Cincinnati Health Department. While winning over $500,000 in grant awards, she facilitated a citywide health evaluation and collaborated with the American College of Sports Medicine to develop a strategic plan for neighborhoods with low life expectancy.
2015 Stevenson won a scholarship to study with the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy at UMASS Boston. She assisted in promoting leadership of women of color at the local level, and coordinated the organization re-design of the Boston Women’s Fund—a resource for breaking racial, social, and economic barriers for women and girls.
2016 Stevenson consulted with the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Social Policy and Global Studies to create online platforms for students to learn about public administration. She also coordinated New England’s only online master’s program in Global Comparative Public Administration.
2017 Leslie Stevenson is bringing her track record of innovative enhancements to the Norwood City Council. On November 7, Vote Stevenson for Ward 1!
UMASS Boston, Boston, Massachusetts May 17, 2016
Gender, Leadership, and Public Policy, Graduate Certificate
Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio May 09, 2014
Human Resource Development, Executive M.S.
Anderson University, Anderson, Indiana May 08, 2004
Mass Communication, B.A., specialization in Public Relations
Do you like this page?