One Love-One Community provides free school-based and community programs. Our programs are designed to bring “much needed” resources to the schools and communities that we serve. Schools benefit from the vast pool of supporters and resources that we have available to us through established community partnerships.
I met Daniela Quinn about five years ago at an after-school program where I volunteered and managed at the Delray Beach Full Service.Â Quinn was one among a half dozen Delray Beach policeÂ officers that made a friendly visit to meet with the kids in the program.Â Quinn didn’t say or do anything special but her caring and sincere demeanor left a lasting impression on meâ€¦
Three years later when I started our “Winners By Design” Girls Mentoring Program, I asked for the support of the Delray Beach Police Department and specifically inquired about Detective Quinn. Quinn immediately came aboard as part of my team without any reservations or conditions â€“ giving generously of her time and support for our program.Â Quinn has not only supporter of our after-school program; she has made home visits to defuse ugly and confrontational situations, addressed school and personal issues among our girls with positive resolutions, been an outstanding role model by example and a true partner in our program. She is on our girls school campus, at our offsite field trips/events and making home visits even during summer break. QuinnÂ has made herself available 24/7 to our program, our girls and their families.
Quinn immediately got involvedÂ during summer when the parents of one of our girl’s parents called me feeling hopeless and intimidated by their out of control teen! I called Quinn and she made a home visit; she brought order to their house and the parents regained their control; that same girl has now made the “Honor Roll”; both she and her parents are grateful to Quinn for her visits. It should also be noted that this incident occurred when the program was on summer recess.
Detective Daniele Quinn is a “true gift” to the girls, to me and others! Her commitment is beyond our expectations and is a true indication of her dedication! I am happy to have her commitment, support & involvement.
Crystal Payne single-handily put together a full service health clinic two years in a row for our Juneteenth Celebration & Health Fair in Delray Beach, Florida. Crystal was working at the Palm Beach Health Department when she called us in 2010 to get more information about our first Juneteenth Celebration & Health Fair. I shared my vision for the Juneteenth event and my goals for our health fair; she asked how she could help us and wanted to know if we could use a volunteerâ€¦ That call was the beginning of great things to come. Crystal immediate became a part of our team; she bought a wealth of health information & resources but more importantly she bought a brilliant contagious smile and a passion for helping the underserved community we were targeting to serve! Crystal immediately became a part of our team and committed herself to making our event a successful one (even before we ever met in person)!
Crystal created a health clinic with the health resources, screenings and testing. She made even the most difficult tasks appear to be effortless and her attention to details was beyond reproach. Crystal “made the health fair” a successful event for the attendees, the health service providers and for our organization. When we asked Crystal to come back in 2011 She said, “Of course, I will” and it was like continuation of the first yearâ€¦just bigger and more successful that the first!
“Volunteers like Crystal Payne are like rare gems. It was truly a pleasure to work with her and she will always be one of the most memorable volunteers that I have worked with. I can still see her smile every time I think of her. Crystal won’t physically be with us this year because she has moved to Washington D.C. but I know she will always be a call away, if I need her.” – Barbara Haider, CEO/Founder
Derline and I had crossed paths many times as volunteers on several committees and community projects. We had an immediate connect because we shared a passion for helping and provide services to kids in underserved communities. I got to know Derline better after serving on the planning committee for first “Haitian Flag Day Celebration” in Delray Beach and later on a committee for an afterschool sport project. I was impressed with her honest evaluations and her work ethics. To say that Derline is an organized and responsible person would be a “great understatement”!
I knew that Derline would be a great asset to my team so I asked for her help when implementing our Winners By Design Girls Mentoring Programâ€¦ She immediately said, “Yes! Count me in!” and since that day she has committed herself giving generously of her time, resources and her support to our “Winners By Design” Girls Mentoring Program. Derline immediately jumped in, hitting the ground running with me. She brought with her a wealth knowledge & culture awareness that has been helpful for many of our girls that are trying to get acclimated to the American Culture.
Derline’s organizational skills, attention to details and communicate skills were just what was needed to keep our girls on the right track and to facilitate discussion with the many of our students & their parents. By example, Derline is an outstanding role model and will settle for nothing less from the girls in our Winners By Design Mentoring Program. I am grateful to her for involvement and I am thankful for all that she has done to help make our girls mentoring program a success!
In addition to being a member of our “One Love-One Community Foundation, Inc” Board of Directors; Derline Pierre-Louis is the Vice Chair for the City of Delray Education Board and part of The Education Board Campaign for Grade Level Reading. Derline is also the owner of Economic Solution Services providing Financial, Bookkeeping, Tax & Translation Services.
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Economic Solution Services, Inc
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135 SE 5th Aveue-Suite 3
Delray Beach, FL 33483
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Abby and I had crossed paths many times as volunteers on several committees and community projects. We had an immediate connect because we shared a passion for helping and provide services to kids in underserved communities. I got to know Derline better after serving on the planning committee for first “Haitian Flag Day Celebration” in Delray Beach and later on a committee for an after school sport project. I was impressed with her honest evaluations and her work ethics. To say that Derline is an organized and responsible person would be a “great understatement”!