Keesha McMillian is an African American female. Her educational development began as an undergraduate student at Cheyney State University, in Chester, Pennsylvania,
where she received a Bachelor's of Science degree. She then attended Cleveland State University where she received a Masters of Education degree. Keesha is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW), a Certified Prevention Consultant (OCPC), and a Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor (CCDCIII-E) with Clinical Endorsement.
Miss McMillian has authored six (6) books for children and families:
These publications have received national recognition and distribution. The Ohio Commission on Minority Health presented an award to Ms. McMillian for outstanding children publications in 1992 and in 1996. In 1999 First Lady Hope Taft (wife of Governor Taft of Ohio) acknowledged Miss McMillian's work stating that," the books are excellent prevention tools and, Ohio is blessed to have her." African
American Charities honored Ms. McMillian as a Community Advocate, citing her books as excellent resource materials. She has donated books and materials (& encourages others to do so) to numerous worthy organizations, including:
- Books For Africa Library Projects Inc. The purpose of the Books for Africa project is to collect books for Ghana Africa to help
establish libraries in rural communities, that lack such resources.
- Renee Jones Empowerment Center. The purpose of the Empowerment Center is to empower individuals in crisis including the homeless, low income families, and at risk youth.
She has over ten(10) years experience
working with families and children in community centers, Drug treatment centers, churches, schools, hospital settings, and private organizations. She has utilized her knowledge and skills as a Prevention Program Director, Family Support Coordinator, Clinical Coordinator, Counselor, Clinical Director, Educator, Mentor, Consultant and Lecturer.
She has made several television appearances, including Just
Chilling, speaking with radio & television personalities, Kim Johnson, Betty Haleburton, Denise Dufala, Romona Robinson and Fred Griffith on Channel 43, Channel 25, Channel 5 and Channel 8 spoken on several radio shows and had articles written in newspapers. i.e., The Plain Dealer, CallandPost, Cleveland Life and the SunPress, about her work in the community.
Ms. McMillian carries the torch of
SelfEmpowerment in her heart, and it's evident in her work. She believes when people gain insight about why they are living, they are better equipped to carry out their personal life's mission.
Ms. McMillian's personal aspirations are to continue to write and present lectures offering words of hope and inspiration to Families and Children.
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Keesha with U.S. Congresswoman
Cleveland Mayor Jane Campbell
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