Pitt County Coalition Against Human Trafficking will welcome Michele Marston-Stevens, program administrator with Koinonia Community Solutions, at 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 17 virtually.
Marston-Stevens will address implementing youth education programs, developing affordable housing initiatives and creating economic empowerment strategies which are the focus points of Koinonia Community Solutions.
“We are excited to learn about Koinonia Community Solutions programs,” said Pam Strickland, PCCAHT facilitator and founder of NC Stop Human Trafficking.
“These programs are examples of what primary human trafficking prevention can be, but they also have the capacity to reduce revictimization through empowering people to have stable housing and gainful employment.”
Marston-Stevens was previously the Title I Regional Program Manager under the Federal WIOA Program overseen by the Rivers East Workforce Development Board.
She has spent more than two decades in the corporate, healthcare and educational sectors and is a Pitt Community College Alumni. She studied economics at East Carolina University with a focus on the economics of poverty and discrimination.
She is also a wife, mother and stepmother. She and her husband have also served as temporary foster parents, as well as directly assisted six women out of human trafficking over the last year.
She is a Greenville native who believes in advocating for the under-served and those who need assistance leveling up as they heal from trauma, escape poverty and receive the support they need to obtain a brighter future.