As program manager for corporate employee volunteerism with Points of Light’s HandsOn Network, Chatoya Hayes connects corporate clients with local HandsOn Network affiliates and other nonprofits – helping them find opportunities to serve their communities through projects that align with the company’s and employees’ interests and skills. In her spare time, however, Chatoya gives back to her own community through opportunities that match her own passion – youth mentorship.
Through her service with AmeriCorps and various other programs throughout her life, Morgan Levey has collected a wealth of experiences that showed her the impact of volunteerism on communities.
Though Sam Dooma, director of information technology at Points of Light, spends much of his day managing the technical needs across the organization’s three offices, his time outside of work is dedicated to volunteer work in support of immigrants and refugees.
Both inside and outside of work, Ruwa is a passionate advocate for bringing people together across different faiths. She takes this passion into her community as a speaker with the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta, an organization that sends volunteers to schools, police departments, houses of worship, and other locations to speak to others about Islamic heritage and history to help bridge cultural gaps. We sat down with Ruwa to learn more about her involvement with this organization.