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Ruth Rambo

1220 E. West Hwy., #1117 Silver Spring, MD 20910


Short term project or program start-up.


Produced results in all aspects of social and community service organizations leading to top management positions emphasizing young adults, seniors and minorities. Highly successful in training program design, start-up management and implementation.

  • Supervised staff organizations ranging from (5-120) five to one hundred and twenty professionals

  • Managed budgets ranging from $200 K   $12M

  • Designed and administered a national, (10) ten camp site program serv­ing more than 16,000 economically disadvantaged youth

  • Created an outreach strategy through which 5000+ stories from unsung civil rights activists were collected


AARP Training Representative, Assoc State Dir. & HR Project Spec 1998 – 2009

  • Assured 1700+ employees received program benefits by resolving issues

  • Provided informational & motivational support to chapter leadership resulting in increased membership and productivity

  • Created & implemented a series of 6 major educational events with over 75 attendees each strengthening 10+ local groups

  • Recruited and trained 20 volunteers to train 250 + other volunteers in 14 state organizations

  • Designed & delivered 7 training modules on volunteer policy, leadership, diversity and recruitment

AmeriCorps-NCCC, Charleston, SC, Director, Projects and Training 1994 - 1998

  • Developed and supervised development of 1000+ service projects in the southeast. Designed and refined a facilitation model with consistently used criteria for reviewing community service projects

  • Introduced numerous training simulations and case studies to sharpen staff skills in counseling and critical analysis of diverse issues

United Neighborhood Houses, NYC Dir., Settlement Human Resource Dev. 1992 - 1994

  • Coordinated the production of a fifteen minute video on New York Settlement Houses; secured the voice over services of Phylicia Rashad gratis saving the organization thousands of dollars

  • Designed and implemented # training programs on a range of topics including community service, diversity, conflict resolution, non profit board development, and performance planning

National Urban League, NYC Director, Affiliate Development 1990 - 1992

Boston Technical Center, Boston, MA President 1988 - 1990

Commonwealth of MA, Boston. MA Deputy Assistant Secretary of HHS 1983 – 1988

Diversified Resources, St. Croix, USVI Training Director 1982 - 1983

NFL Players Association, Washington, DC Dir. Youth Development 1979 - 1982

City of Newark, CETA, Newark, NJ Deputy Director 1974 – 1979


M.Ed., Guidance Counseling, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

B.A., English, Literature, Fisk University, Nashville, TN

Fellow, Urban Planning, M.I.T., Cambridge, MA

Credits toward M.P.A., Rutgers University, Newark, NJ


Compassion Award, from the Commissioner, Dept of Public Welfare, Commonwealth of Mass.

The State of New Jersey, Senatorial Resolution for Outstanding Community Service.

The City of Newark, Municipal Council Resolution for Outstanding Community Service.

Newark Pre school Council, The Leaguers, Carl Spruill Foundation awards for Community Svc

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Urban Planning Fellowship.


Poet and lyricist

Storyteller, Old Alabama Town, Montgomery, AL & Charleston, SC School system

Lecturer, Avery Institute, College of Charleston & Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ

Board Member, Poetry Society, SC

Docent, Historic Charleston Foundation, Boston Museum of Science

Volunteer, AARP, NYC, DC, VA

Volunteer, Smithsonian Institution, Museum of American History

Back-up Singer for Al Green, Patti Austin

Treasurer, National Urban League Guild, NYC:

National Advisory Committee Member, Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC

Co Founder and volunteer teacher, Youth & Community Service, Jamaica Plain HS, Boston, MA

Interviewer, Radio Station WVNJ, Covering the Greater Newark area, Livingston, NJ


Negro Digest (Black World) Johnson Publications, Chicago, IL, occasional literary critic

Black Dialogue, New York

Night Comes Softly, Edited by Nikki Giovanni, MEDIC Press

Contemporary Literary Criticism, Chicago, IL

Grand Mothers, Edited by Nikki Giovanni

Available to travel and relocate temporarily. Valid U S passport.