Dr. Alicia Moore is a Cargill Endowed Professor of Education and has been teaching in the Education Department at Southwestern University for 16 years. She is a nationally-known expert in Multiculturalism and Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and teaches courses and workshops that provide a theoretical and practical framework for in-service and pre-teachers serving culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) populations. As an interdisciplinary scholar, with a focus on culture, race, early childhood, and special education, her teaching, research, and service cross many boundaries reaching deep into the fields of history, education, sociocultural studies, and popular culture.
As an interdisciplinary scholar, with a focus on culture, race, early childhood, and special education, her teaching, research, and service cross many boundaries reaching deep into the fields of history, education, sociocultural studies, and popular culture. Dr. Moore’s passion presenting and facilitating is capacity-building workshops that provide opportunities to youth to develop a strong sense of agency. Bridge2Greatness provides those opportunities.
Dr. Moore believes that programs such as Bridge2Greatness provide opportunities for young girls and women of color to gain the cultural capital needed to successfully navigate our society. The young women and girls selected to attend the Bridge2Greatness summer sessions are exposed to comprehensive programming that focuses on the complex challenges faced by today’s y0uth. The program offers a safe space for personal growth and development, as well as opportunities to network with mentors. It is expected that the participants will flourish and become more focused on a trajectory of success.
Patrice Withers-Stephens is a talented multifaceted professional with over 10 years of experience in Corporate Responsibility & Reputation, Community Relations, Communications, and Public Relations. Over the course of her career she has worked in mid-management for Fortune 500 companies. She considers herself to be a triple threat in the areas of integrated marketing communications.
Patrice is a summa cum laude graduate of North Carolina A&T State University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and Mass Communication with a concentration in Public Relations. She is also a graduate of Amberton University where she received a Master of Arts in Professional Development.
Patrice’s greatest passion is to be able to serve those with the greatest needs which is why she devotes a significant amount of time to charitable organizations. She is a member of The Potter’s House of North Dallas, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Public Relations Society of America, and an associate member of the National Association of Black Journalists. Patrice is also a member of the North Carolina A&T State University Journalism and Mass Communication Alumni Council.
After residing in the great state of Texas for 12 years she finally considers North Texas home though she will never depart from her North Carolina roots.
Bridge2Greatness is a vital organization that all young ladies can benefit from. This program provides a unique mentoring experience for girls of color who are mentored by highly driven women of color. I believe wholeheartedly that this organization is exactly what girls need today in a society where they often see superficial imagery. All girls have greatness inside of them that is waiting to be unlocked to succeed and fight against the odds. This program will not only uplift girls through their teen years but is almost certain to have a long lasting positive impression on their adulthood.
Tiffany Dudley is an innovative, inspirational leader with over 17 years of corporate, 4 years of government, and 4 years of small business ownership experience. Her organizational knowledge is expansive having worked in Proposals/ Contracts, Compliance, Program Management, Go-to-Market Solution Strategy, Operations, Supply Chain, Management Analytics, and Talent Development. She currently leads a global talent development project team for a Fortune 50 technology company.
Holding her Masters of Art in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix, Bachelors of Art in Fine Arts (Concentration: Graphic Design) from Spelman College, Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI), and Six Sigma Green Belt certification, Tiffany prides herself on being an analytical and creative thinker. She is inclusive and culturally astute having traveled to over 20 countries across 4 continents.
Whether in her profession, service organization engagement, or volunteering, Tiffany’s passion is people development. Leveraging the knowledge gained from her experience in the public and private sectors, she provides coaching to parents and mentors youth in the areas of high school planning, college preparation, and adolescent personal branding.
Tiffany Dudley uses a few sayings when mentoring youth “You don’t know, what you don’t know, until you know it” and “If you know better, do better”. Bridge2Greatness is built on a foundation of doing exactly this…exposing at-risk, under-resourced, and under-served young girls to experiences and opportunities they may not have otherwise. These young ladies become more confident, servant leaders, and challenge themselves to dream that which they once thought was impossible.