Future Foundation Atlanta

Archives: August 2016

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Marc Becker

Where do you live?

I live in Kennesaw, Georgia.

What is your current job? What does it involve?

Merchandising Vice President – D30 Millwork, The Home Depot. I’m responsible for the strategy and sales for Home Depot’s millwork department. 

How did you learn about Future Foundation?

Through the Partnership with Home Depot’s Foundation.

 Are you involved in any other volunteer activities?

Local church and sports activities.

 What do you hope to gain from volunteering?

Community connectivity with an organization that is helping young people maximize their potential. I enjoy seeing and supporting youth development.

 What is your vision for the future of Future Foundation?

I’m still developing my vision for Future Foundation. For now, I’m happy to jump in and assist in the current vision.

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Nakeya Shelton

Where do you live?

I recently relocated to Atlanta (my hometown) from the San Francisco Bay area. 

What is your current job? What does it involve?

I’m Vice President for Business Development at UPS. In this role, I lead global Sales Training and Enterprise Sales for the sales function. I am responsible for the learning and talent management strategies needed to achieve organizational objectives. I am also responsible for driving revenue growth by developing sales initiatives that target the acquisition, growth and retention of the UPS customer base.  

How did you learn about Future Foundation?

I initially learned about the foundation through a UPS colleague. I was immediately intrigued once I read more about the Foundation’s mission and Theory of Change.

Are you involved in any other volunteer activities?

I am a mentor for Compact Mentors of Florida (where I lived prior to California). I was also an active member of the Young Professionals Network at the Urban League of Broward County.

What do you hope to gain from volunteering?

Primarily, I hope to give; give a relevant and impactful perspective that will broaden the reach of the Foundation and improve the lives of underserved children.

What is your vision for the future of Future Foundation?

Being a new member, I am certain my vision for the Foundation will evolve. However, initially my focus will be on evaluating how we can scale existing programs that are demonstrating success. From there, the focus will be on creating value for children and their networks of support that help to minimize the negative impacts of poverty.

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Jeetendra Kumar

Where do you live?

I live in Duluth, Georgia. 

What is your current job? What does it involve?

I am currently IT Director at Coca-Cola European Partners. I am responsible for application management in Supply Chain and Enterprise Integration. This involves creating and executing future roadmaps of applications to support planning, procurement, optimization, manufacturing and maintenance of supply chain business operations. I enjoy the successes we are creating for business and our people. 

How did you learn about Future Foundation?

I learned about Future Foundation from the CEO, Qaadirah, who happened to be my classmate at a Leadership Atlanta Class. I was very impressed with the amazing work this Foundation is doing for youth development in Atlanta. 

What are you looking forward to doing as a Future Foundation board member.

I am looking forward to helping shape the organization’s strategy and execution, lending a hand in volunteer work and raising funds for the foundation. 

Are you involved in any other volunteer activities?

I have been involved in volunteering activities such as Computer for Youth programs, supporting education and coaching /mentoring/career counseling.

What do you hope to gain from volunteering?

I am a firm believer in giving back to the community and that the more I give, less I need. I believe this will also help me gain an additional understanding of communities at large and which programs help them most.

What is your vision for the future of Future Foundation?

I see Future Foundation as an organization developing and creating an ecosystem to bring together resources and participants to drive youth development programs globally.