We are a mission driven Human Service Provider (housing, food, clothing, tutoring, after-school learning). We work directly with communities and collaborate with neighborhood groups, faith-based organizations and businesses to sustain community programs. Between 2000-2019, 100% of our primary source of nonprofit revenue came from philanthropic donations from individuals.
Lone Star Human Services falls under 501(c)3 tax code for exempt purposes only; Cause area National taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) Code: Human Service Organizations (P20), Basic Registry of Identified Global Entities (BRIDE) #2001754149. We are able to accept donations and certify to our donors that their contributions are tax deductible. We do not influence legislation as a substantial part of any of our activities. We do not participate in any campaign related activities. Our nonprofit structure consists of a Board of Directors, an Advisory Board, and Executive Staff. For any questions or inquiries, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Board of Directors:
Our Board of Directors is filled with people of action and enthusiasm who value integrity, compliance and transparency. The Board represents a diversity of skills that are helping to support all areas of the mission – fundraising, governance and programs.
Shaniqua Hickman, Small Business owner
Jercola Downer, Social services
Germain Trotter, Business owner
Our Advisory Board consists of a group of non-compensated volunteers who are business owners and professionals selected to help the Board of Directors make decisions regarding program operations, management, accounting and fundraising.
Mary Ayeni, Educator and UNT Dallas researcher
Oyuki Torres, local Parent Organization President
Carnell Brames , Neighborhood safety strategist
Charles McGarry, Volunteer Lawyer
Ples Montgomery, Oak Cliff Veggie Project
Each of our executive board members share personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to and passion for Lone Star Human Services' mission. The Board is currently focusing on capacity building and strengthening our infrastructure. (See below.)
Alli Scott, President
Madelyn Goodwin M. Ed., Vice President
Whitney Johnson, Secretary
Alli Scott is a native of Dallas, TX and has been an international and national volunteer for the past five years. Alli has always been an advocate of community service and cooperation in an effort to educate and empower underrepresented communities. She works with local radio stations to promote toy, clothing and food dries year round. Alli has been a volunteer and contributor to non-profit organizations such as Communities and National Service AmeriCorps VISTA, Counter Culture, International Rescue Committee, Alliance for Women and Children, Faith Works and other community based centers stationed in North Texas.
In representing Lone Star Human Services Alli incorporates her experience as a National Volunteer and her efforts as a community change agent.
Madelyn Goodwin M. Ed
"My name is Madelyn M. Goodwin was born in Detroit, MI on June 5th ,1969 to Jacqueline & Leon Lemons. Raised by my grandparents. While growing up in Detroit, I attended Charles F. Kettering High School where I obtained my high school diploma. Completing high school attended Wayne State Community College in order to increase GPA. One year later accepted into Central State University and received a Bachelor of Science in Education. Realizing that teaching could be my calling while sitting on my grandmother’s front porch. It was confirmed when a friend saw me while sitting on my porch and handed me a picture of me tutoring a 2nd grade student when I was in only the fourth grade. My confidence of being a leader kicked in on that very day. In 1996 after obtaining a BS in education I moved from Cincinnati, Ohio to Addison and begin teaching as a long-term substitute teacher in the Richardson Independent School District. While teaching in the long-term position I then applied for a teaching certification program. Missing the mark by 5 points. However, I continued to teach in my own class for an additional two years before changing my career but during that time I continued pursuing my Teaching Certification in which for some reason I failed again by 3 points. It simply was not my time even though I was an excellent classroom teacher with strong backing form upper management. Unfortunately, I became extremely discouraged and decided that I could use my degree to obtain a position in Corporate America. I landed a job as an Account Manager at a Staffing Company. Thinking this could be it. Worked there for one year and then decided to open my own Staffing Agency, Goodwin & Associates. Business was going very well until my divorce in which I had to reposition myself and start over from scratch. After divorce went back to work for another staffing firm and worked in that position for an additional two years. Afterwards I was offered a job as a Sales Manager for a New Home builder. I sold new homes for 4 years before I met my fiancée and later became pregnant with my first child. That is when I began to feel I truly wanted to return to teaching as a career. I realized that time with my daughter was critical and I knew that teaching had always been my passion. Determined to pass the test yet still missing the mark yet again this time by 5 points. Discouraging but still determined. This is when it was determined that it was very apparent that I needed to further my education and focus more on one area of concentration. Which landed me in Grand Canyon University online master’s degree which I obtained in June of 2016. After obtaining the Master’s degree I decided that I should go on and become the highest scholar possible which landed me in the Doctoral in Organizational Leadership program in which I am currently still working on non-stop, looking to graduate in June of 2022. I am also a struggling children’s literature writer with one book published and for sale on Amazon as well as Barnes & Nobles called Hunter, Parker & Hip based on my children’s real-life experiences. I have several completed books The Adventures of Hunter, Parker & Hip waiting to be published. In conclusion, after tackling many obstacles that came in between me teaching my strong-will finally allowed me to reach my goal. The lesson I learned was that no matter how hard it may seem and no matter the circumstances you should never give up. I believe that I could also assist children in learning this exact lesson of life. I know that my Doctoral in Education Leadership will help not only children but teachers as well that struggle in their educational careers. It is time for me as an educator to step up and take education to the next level and I plan to do that by using my interpersonal skills along with my social skills to address the unethical issues that we face in education as well as in other organizations. In order to touch and change lives effectively as a leader I believe one must have kindness, honesty, integrity and respect for everyone in every cultural environment as I know that social intelligence is the new smart! Through proper training and evidence-based practices it will increase our ability to not only change lives but assist others with being able to as well. Understanding the importance of having a socio-cultural background can change many lives especially in the urban area that need us the most!"
Whitney Johnson was raised in North Texas, and was a distinguished scholar from Lamar High School in Arlington where she played the flute, ran track and worked in woodshop. She excelled in fine arts, and was ranked second in the country for the Painting division in the NAACP ACT-SO program in 2003. She attended the University of North Texas for two years, majoring in Cultural Anthropology with a minor in French. She also earned a minor in Geography after studying economic, medical and educational geography in Ghana, West Africa. After transferring to the University of Houston, Ms. Johnson graduated with a degree in Physical Anthropology and a minor in English. Whitney enjoys giving back, and has worked with Girls Scouts of America, the NAACP, United Way neighborhood tax centers, Project Holiday Houston and Meals on Wheels Tarrant county and other organizations as a volunteer. During the summer of 2015, she organized free art classes for the residents at Oakwood rehabilitation in Arlington, Texas. She is certified to teach in all Elementary subjects and Fine Arts. She’s been with the Fort Worth Independent school district since 2015, and works as an Art teacher. She started teaching at Edward J Briscoe ES in Fort Worth, Texas where she formed a student art club. They completed a community mural at the local “Stop and Shop” convenience store in 2016, and sold artwork for the Main Street Arts festival in Fort Worth. During the summer of 2017, Ms Johnson helped build a classroom space for an orphanage in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. She also funded and painted a 20x10 foot landscape mural for the community in Javillar while volunteer teaching English and spending time with senior citizens at the local “hogar para ancianos”. She also helped design and plan school furniture for the Munoz “L’Ecole Ebenezer” that is primarily for the creole residents of the batey, the former sugarcane worker camps that are now Haitian communities in the DR. Since 2018 she has worked at Westpark Elementary teaching fine arts.
Ms. Johnson is currently a resident of Fort Worth and coordinates the Fort Worth branch of Lone Star Human Services, the Dallas non-profit organization started in 2000 focused on community building in South Dallas. The Fort Worth chapter started in 2019, By Any Means Necessary Community Collective Fort Worth or BAMN CCFW, works in Food Justice and Art Advocacy in the Southside neighborhood of Stop Six.
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Kenyan native, Daisy Mercy
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