To increase student’s opportunities for careers in education by implementing: social, economic, educational, and community based programs and events.
ALLOW ONE OF OUR MENTORS TO HELP GUIDE YOU IN YOUR EFFORTS TO REACH YOUR FULL POTENTIAL. EACH PERSON LISTED HERE HAS BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN THEIR PROFESSION AND IS AVAILABLE TO HELP YOU. INTRODUCE YOURSELF!!
Donnette Dennis-Austin is a professor of speech, cross cultural and intercultural communication. She is an NYU alumn who’s currently seeking her Ph.D in education with a focus on creating programs that would help curb high drop out rates in inner city schools.
Denns-Austin has a passion for humanitarian work and has established, through her library/reading program four libraries in underserved communities in Linden, Berbice, and Georgetown, Guyana as well as one in Kingston, Jamaica. All of her programs are located in a public school setting and serves a diverse student population, totaling over 2,300 students. She’s served on the DWK foundation since its inception, offering her leadership and creative skills to help keep the foundation sustainable.
Jennifer Kyte migrated from Guyana in 1971 to Canada where she lived and worked with the Ontario government as a data entry operator. She later joined the Staff at Mt. Sinai hospital as a medical lab technician, until she moved to the united states after a union to Walter Kyte.
Jennifer worked with the Department of Consumer Affairs a City of NY agency from 1986 for four years and joined the NYC board of Education where she worked for six years as a teacher and 14 years as a high school guidance counselor until her retirement in 2010. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Community and Human Service from Empire State College, A Master degree in Education from Brooklyn College and an Advance certification in guidance and counseling from Brooklyn College. In addition, Jennifer was the site coordinator for the Project Prize, the Liberty Partnership program in collaboration with Queensborough Community College at Campus Magnet High School in Cambria Heights NY.
She received many recognition and awards during her career. She is the founder of The Dr. Walter A. Kyte Memorial Foundation, a non-profit organization where she vowed to carry on the legacy of her late husband who had a passion for education. She gives thanks to God for all of her accomplishments and to her children who always encourages and support her in continuing her passion in making a difference. She lives and believes:
“Once a task has begun,
never leave it until it is done,
though the task be great or small, do it well or not at all.”
For those of you looking at my picture and wondering who am I. My name is Debra Skinner. I migrated to the USA in 1980 at which time I continued the acquisition of my dream in furthering my education.
I was blessed with a job in the banking industry while pursuing my BS in Business Management and MS in Human Resource Management.
My tenure at the bank lasted for 21 years, after which I changed profession as a Program Manager at Google and remain employed there.
In the year 2012 I had a personal encounter with my Lord in which I give my heart to Him, life has not been easy I have had my ups and downs, difficult times when I would question God, but He has never failed me. I have learnt to trust in Him and leave matters beyond my control in His care and keeping, just to witness His mighty works in my life through some of my most difficult period. This has helped me to grow in my faith and enjoy an intimate relationship with Him.
I enjoy spending quiet time reading, travelling and helping to carry on the life and dream of my good friend and mentor Dr Walter Kyte.
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A former mentee of Dr. Walter A. Kyte, whom my mother entrusted with my educational rearing during my youth. Alumni of Eastern International College, ECPI University and Chamberlain University respectively. I started my career as a Certified Nursing Assistant then Licensed Practical Nurse prior to obtaining my Registered Professional Nurse Licensure. I have been serving populations in underserved communities as a Nurse for 15 years specializing in Gerontological Nursing with experience in the speciality areas of ICU, Medical Surgical, Rehabilitation, Wound Care, Primary Care and Care Management. Serving in roles such as Staff Nurse, Charge Nurse, Nurse Supervisor, and Clinical Nurse Manager. Currently I hold the title of Director of Nursing -Certified Dementia Practitioner and am pursuing my Doctorate of Nursing as a third time student of Chamberlain University.
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