Honson Luma's Experience:
Interning for The Chief Officer of Internal Auditor at Baltimore City Community CollegeOctober 2013 - Present
Given what I have learned thus far about BCCC in which I am completing my internship, is that Baltimore City Community College is a Maryland State Agency that is also an institution of higher education. Not only is it the only community college in Maryland that belongs to the state, but an urban community college that "enrolls 98% African American students" (BCCC, 2012, para. 5) from Baltimore City than its surrounding competitors. Currently, I am assisting the Chief Officer of Internal Auditor, Lyllis M. Green, MBA, and CIA. And one of the key objectives in assisting the Chief internal auditor at BCCC is to determine the effects of students' accounts in collection and the implications this has on the student, the College and the State. Internal Audit Plan Objectives: Review process via a walk through with the Bursar's Office and prepare a flow chart or narrative of the process from application for submission to the central collection unit. Identify Internal controls strengths and weakness in the process and make recommendations for improvements. Include statistical data on the number of student accounts and the number of accounts submitted to CCU over the last two years. Identify trends in the number of accounts and the number of accounts submitted to CCU over the last two years. a) Research the causes of student accounts going to CCU. b) Research the effect of student accounts going to CCU from the perspective of: The Student/The College/The State of Maryland. Prepare a written audit report and provide recommendations to mitigate or eliminate the causes of student accounts going to CCU. Include recommendations to lessen any negative impact on students, the College and the State of Maryland.
Eligibility Specialist at Housing Authority of Baltimore CityAugust 2011 - March 2012
Interviewed applicants to determine housing needs and eligibility, initiated applicant file, Schedules recertification, make appointments with participant and interview participant. Documented family composition, citizenship status, income, age, identity, assets and other information as required. Collected recertification information, including income and household changes. Obtains current, third party verification in accordance with program requirements and procedures, determined eligibility, calculated income allowances, assets, and rent and performs data entry. Calculated new Total Tenant Payments (TTP). Monitored participant move and lease terminations. Scheduled clients for briefings to explain HUD guidelines. Performed timely and accurate data entry.
Paraprofessional / K-12 at Baltimore City School SystemAugust 2007 - July 2008
Assisted the teacher in the classroom in the review, made-up or continuous learning activities for a student or small group of students according to procedures established by the teacher. Assisted with the supervision of students during play periods, lunch periods, detention and during student arrival and dismissal. Performed a variety of clerical duties in support of the class-room teacher.
Administrative Assistant /Part Time at LC Jeffery Communications & Rotary Elder ProgramMarch 2005 - November 2006
Assisted with creating and updating databases on Microsoft Excel. Administrative duties including filing, typing letters, workbooks, and arranged a variety of projects.
Lead Community Organizer at Little Haiti Housing Association Inc.December 2005 - September 2006
Performed outreach to tenants including door to door outreach to apartment buildings, presentations to community organizations, mutual aid associations and ethnic associations, and phone calling to tenants who had contacted the Tenants Union. Recruited tenants to form a homeowners association. Organized leadership development opportunities including training on tenants' rights, economic development, the legislative process and anti-gentrification policy strategies, after receiving training as needed. Completed timesheets, reports and other paperwork as needed in an accurate and timely manner. Supervised and collaborated with community organizers to set goals.
Community Organizer at Association of Community Organization for Reform NowNovember 2005 - December 2005
Recruit members for ACORN and develop leaders. Identify hot issues in communities. Run campaigns. Organize meetings, rallies, protests, press conferences, marches, etc.
County Government Mail Clerk I at GSA-Materials Management DivisionDecember 2004 - November 2005
Sorted, weighed, and determined means of mail delivery for outgoing mail and packages; assigned required charges for and meters U.S. mail. Operated, maintained, and monitored postage metering machines for first and third class U.S. mail; completed postal forms for residual U.S. mail and delivered the forms with the residual and presorted mail. Monitored the collection and delivery of packages by United Parcel Service and other private mail carriers and informed appropriate County departments of relevant deliveries. Assisted in the mechanical adjustment of postal equipment; was being responsible for the pick-up and delivery of registered and certified mail to the County; assisted in training new staff members.
Union Organizer/Canvasser (2004 GOTV Campaign) at Working America a Community Affiliate of the AFL-CIOAugust 2004 - November 2004
Recruit new Working America members, mobilize them to action, and collect dues. Debrief with Field Managers on effective messaging techniques and deliver feedback from the field to help shape ongoing strategy. Projects included making posters, arranged rallies, phone banks, created surveys, and lobbied issues.
Three-Day Training at The Organizing Institute (OI)October 2004 - October 2004
Organizing Institute is a selective program that includes classroom training and field training. Learn Organizer tactics on workers who are forming unions in all sectors of the economy, including manufacturing, retail, agriculture, health care, and hospitality. OI train advance skills on movements for progressive social change by teaching strategic, rigorous, results-oriented approach to social action and organization building. The OI provides training (introductory and advanced) and consulting, equipping organizers, leaders, and their organizations to think and act strategically to win justice for all
Union Summer/Intern 10 week paid summer internship at American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Unions (Union Summer)June 2004 - August 2004
Union Summer is an educational internship in which participants are introduced to the labor movement and organizing. The internship included working on state legislative battles, talking with workers one on one about their jobs, planning and participating in direct actions such as marches or assisting in building relationships with community, labor and religious organizations. I also assisted with voter registration, education and voter protection planning and activities.
Administrative Assistant/ Work-Study Student at Florida Memorial University/Office of Institutional AdvancementAugust 2000 - May 2001
Assisted capital campaign director. Worked on mailing lists, correspondence, and filing. Created fundraising databases and presentations.
President at Space Age Investment Group/Consultant , LLCMay 2012
Our mission is to establish a foundation that will enable us to uplift young minorities to achieve financial independence and to help empower them to achieve financial freedom. Thus, Space Age investment Group/Consultant, LLC (SAIG) was created for like minded individuals with the mission of empowering not only the mind, but creating financial literacy to gain financial control over their lives through the world financial markets.
Family Investment Specialist II at Maryland Department of Human ResourcesSeptember 2008
Determined the eligibility of applicants for public assistance programs and reviewed client information for continued eligibility. Interviewed clients to explain programs, verified information and determined category of eligibility. Managed caseload in order to ensure timely and accurate service to customers for Family Investment programs in accordance with Federal and State policies and guidelines. Supervised mandatory work activity programs to determine customer's eligibility for temporary cash assistance. Assisted units/departments in reviewing case records completed by case managers when there was a backlog.