L. Elaine Sutton Mbionwu
"Strategic, Creative & Active Engagement Builds Beloved Communities"
As of September 2021, Elaine was promoted to Deputy Director of Community Engagement after having served the pst 5 years as the ACLU-MO's first Legal Intake Coordinator. With 30 years of direct professional experience and exposure in civil rights, social change, and justice reform, Elaine always envisioned creating and establishing a digitized media broadcast vehicle for the benefit of marginalized, unmet, and undeserved people. At this point in her career she finds herself giving back to young people through mentoring, coaching, teaching, training, consulting and advising through internship opportunities.
Interns selected for placement in the NxGen Media Internship Program have The Justice Beat Talk Show assigned as their direct-project. NxGen Media utilizes a hybrid model in which internships are offered primarily as remote opportunities with some aspects of the internship onsite for live-taping. Due to COVID-19 NxGen Media will operates in a fully remote posture at this time.
CUMBERLANDS AND SOUTH CENTRAL WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARDS FORM AN INTERSTATE WIOA PARTNERSHIP WITH COVENANT COLLABORATIVE CONSULTING & TRAINING, LLC (dba The Justice Beat Talk Show)
St. Louis, MO - Covenant Collaborative Consulting & Training, LLC entered into a collaborative partnership agreement with Cumberlands and South Central Workforce Developments Boards for graduates of a web development training program. Through this WIOA (Workforce Investment Opportunity Act) agreement, dislocated and unemployed workers are placed as Next Generation Media Interns in paid project-based experiential learning and skills-building roles on the webmaster team from a fully remote posture.
The interns are recent graduates of Kentucky's "Commonwealth Coders," a 16-week intensive IT training program that provides participants substantive education and training in high-demands fields such as Web Development and Design and Computer Coding.
On June 8, 2021, Covenant Collaborative Consulting & Training, LLC welcomed and formally onboarded the following graduates of Commonwealth Coders:
Alisha Bolin - Webmaster Team Lead (Cumberlands)
Stephanie Miller - Webmaster (Cumberlands)
In addition, on June 22, 2021, Danielle "Cheasea" Logan (Couth Central) joined the Webmaster Team with a focus on developing an e-Commerce store as well as other web related special projects.
Both Bolin and Miller will complete 13 weeks and 300 hours while Logan will complete 10 months and 720 hours of project-based experiential learning and skills-building through the Show's Next Generation Media Internship Program. The Webmaster Team's scope of work includes, but not limited to, tasks involving design and creation, maintenance, and updating both the Justice Beat and NxGen Media sites in preparation for the launch of the Show's 4th season in September 2021.