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  • 1. 1861 NW 111th Street ● Miami, FL 33168 Phone: 305-726-3673 ● E-Mail: Nakia.bowling@gmail.com NAKIA L. BOWLINGFebruary 1, 2011Miami Country Day SchoolMrs. Sheryl Pipers601 Northeast 107th StreetNorth Miami, FL 33161-7199Dear Mrs. Pipers:First and foremost, thank you for taking the time out to conduct an interview with me. I trulyenjoyed speaking with and expanding on my unique qualifications.I wanted to take a few minutes to express why I believe I would be a good fit for theCommunications Director position. First and foremost, I am a journalist at heart. I love thefield of communications and all that it encompasses. While I am not a practicing journalist at themoment, I am very much still a part of that coveted circle.I bring with me what I like to call "The Best of Both Worlds." I have been on both sides of thecommunications sword: as a working journalist and as a public relations/communicationsprofessional. I am well-versed in writing in AP style, which means, I can produce "ready made"articles for print publications. I write 30 second broadcast messages that are concise, yetinformative. I can spin any angle of any story for any type of media; whether its for mainstreammedia or community- based media. As illustrated in my resume, I have a substantial background in working in the nonprofit sector,primarily in the South Florida community. As the Program Director for The Carrie MeekFoundation, I am responsible for the preparation, writing and submission of grant proposals. Ioversee the Corporate Tax Credit program at the Foundation as well as supervise the selectionprocess for the Foundation’s mini grant program.In addition to my grant management duties, I have designed and implemented programs thathave reached across, culturally diverse and economically diverse lines. The Hip Hop 4 Healthprogram that I manage at The Foundation reaches approximately 2,000 middle school aged youthin Miami-Dade County, through the various health workshops and the climaxing grand finale.For the past several months I have been serving as the Interim Executive Director at TheFoundation.In this new role I am responsible for the overall management of the organization. I havesuccessfully revamped the agency’s website, implemented a new fundraising campaign, as wellas assisted in an $80 million dollar economic development deal for the Opa-locka Airport. I wasalso implemented The Foundation’s new virtual board meeting program. This program also
  • 2. 1861 NW 111th Street ● Miami, FL 33168 Phone: 305-726-3673 ● E-Mail: Nakia.bowling@gmail.com NAKIA L. BOWLINGallows the board of directors to meet face-to-face virtually. The program I implemented will alsoallow for the board of directors to get podcasts of the monthly board meetings.Perhaps the most telling sign that I am the missing piece to the puzzle, is my vast experience inthe area of journalism and communications. Every position that I have worked in, has required agood amount of public relations and communications functions.I wont bore you with a litany of work experience and duties; my resume speaks for itself. I trulyhope that you will consider me for this position.I believe my skills, background, and enthusiasm for learning new things will prove to be an assetto your organization and your target audience. Thank you in advance for your time andconsideration.Best Regards,Nakia BowlingNakia Bowling

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