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Thu, May 23

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https://wovu.org/listen-live/

ATM (All Things Money) Radio: Guest Speaker

Professor Veranda Rodgers, the founder and president & CEO of Pregnant with Possibilities Resource Center and Bloom Behavioral Health.

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ATM (All Things Money) Radio: Guest Speaker
ATM (All Things Money) Radio: Guest Speaker

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May 23, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

https://wovu.org/listen-live/

About the event

Professor Veranda Rodgers, MBA is a dynamic and accomplished individual who has made significant contributions in the fields of health and human services, education, philanthropy, and community leadership. As the founder and president & CEO of Pregnant with Possibilities Resource Center and Bloom Behavioral Health, Veranda has dedicated herself to supporting and empowering youth, pregnant women, and mothers.

Veranda's passion for education extends beyond advocating for the health and well-being of women and children. She serves as an adjunct professor at Cuyahoga Community College, where she shares her experience, business and marketing practices with students while inspiring them to reach their full potential. Her commitment to education and her ability to connect with students earned her the admiration and respect of both her colleagues and students alike.

In addition to her work in education, Veranda is deeply involved in philanthropy and community service. She serves as the marketing chair of the Black Professional Association Charitable Foundation facilitating a professional development pipeline for students, aspiring professionals, and civic leaders in Northeast Ohio. She also serves as a board trustee of the Cleveland State University Alumni Association, where she works tirelessly to connect alumni, foster a sense of community, and advocate for the needs and aspirations of the university's graduates.

Veranda's exemplary work and commitment to her community have not gone unnoticed. She was recently honored with the 2023 Community Hero Award from the Cuyahoga Democratic Women's Caucus. Her outstanding contributions to the betterment of the community also earned her the prestigious recognition from the Soul of Philanthropy as the 2022 outstanding young adult philanthropist of the year.

Veranda credits her life’s journey of a teen mom turned CEO for the fortitude to face any challenge that comes her way. Her drive, compassion, and commitment to making a difference fuels her inspiration to motivate others to become the best version of themselves. Her leadership and dedication serve as a shining example for her staff, future generations, and the individuals she serves.

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