When asked, "Who is Melody," some would say a humanitarian. Other might say she is the voice fof the voiceless. But if you ask her, she will tell you she is just someone who started on a journey that began as one mile, unsure at times where she was headed, but was not afraid of where the journey would lead her.Armed with tenacity and an unwavering will in making a difference, Melody founded Reaching the Youth of America, Inc. that offered emergency and temporary shelter for homeless and runaway teen mothers and their children. After 20 years of advocating for this at-r
When asked, "Who is Melody," some would say a humanitarian. Other might say she is the voice fof the voiceless. But if you ask her, she will tell you she is just someone who started on a journey that began as one mile, unsure at times where she was headed, but was not afraid of where the journey would lead her.
Armed with tenacity and an unwavering will in making a difference, Melody founded Reaching the Youth of America, Inc. that offered emergency and temporary shelter for homeless and runaway teen mothers and their children. After 20 years of advocating for this at-risk sector of society, she has devoted herself to assisting others in their plight of serving others.
It was through the redefining of her nonprofit organization that set Melody on a course of understanding how community leaders and organization were to overcome the many obstacles and barriers they are faced with in serving their communities and neighborhoods! Moreover, the complexities of serving diverse communities and the continued struggle in securing support called for new creative and innovative ways by which these agencies could go about generating revenue streams to support their social causes.
After accepting early retirement from a fortune 500 company at the early age of 30, she went on to establish a not-for-profit advocacy organization that served family, children and youth in emergency situations. After 10 years, the organization was invited to network and collaborate with other organizations around the country to serve as a model in cities such as DC, NY, and LA by the late U.S. Congressman Frank Tejeda. Dedicating her skills, experiences, and expertise to a specific population, she expanded my passion to include victims of natural and man-made disasters. Thus, she have added to her professional repertoire emergency management education and training.
Melody has received, in excess of $4 million, financial support of services and programs serving family, children and youth, in addition to support for Emergency and Transitional Housing program for homeless and runaway pregnant and parenting teenagers. She was instrumental in partnering with the Center for Policy Studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio in the development and grant writing of a grant totaling $825,000 to support a Texas-wide research on Teenage Pregnancy and Public Policy.
Now, Owner & President of M R Jones Consultant & Associates, LLC. and host of Social Enterprise Consulting & Solutions, LLC, Melody provides leadership in the areas of social enterprise business deveopment and solutions, along with investment indenification through networking with several investment firms from around the country, as well as consult on how to generate funds to support social causes. In addition, she hosts state and national conferences on social enterprise ventures and investments to grass-root, community-based organizations seeking to incorporate and or expand the reach in becoming financial sustainable.
She earned her Masters of Arts from the University of Texas at San Antonio, where she specialized in Political Science with a focus on International Affairs. She also holds a Masters of Public Policy from the University of the Incarnate Word, and attended the Brussels School of International Studies where she studied International Human Rights.
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Tel: MRJ office 512 363 5566| Bus office512 202 7820
I am very proud of what you are doing and your work and dedication behind the cause. Please keep up the good work and keep me informed. I am happy to participate.- Lisa Ascolese, Product Distributor for QVC HSN, Home Shopping Networks and CEO InventingAtoZ
I just wanted to commend you on your amazing effort to organize such an event! My team at socialsunburst.com are just getting started. We sincerely appreciate you providing a stage for us to showcase a sneak- peek of how we intend to help scale service providers’ measurable impacts and also providing necessary insights for investors to identify mission-matching investment opportunities in a much less confusing way. Melody, thank you for linking us up with potential advisors and early stage investors; I will keep you up to date. You inspire us and we certainly look forward to being a part at a later date.
- Russell Dudek and Damon Weiss, Founder & C, -Founder, Social Sunburst
• Crowdfunding Social Impact Investments that achieve Social Outcomes most meaningful to Your Organization/Company
• Motivational Speaking and Making it Through Difficult Times
• Moving Beyond the Traditional Methods of Fundraising
• Positioning Your Organization for Investments
• Preparing the Next Generation to Social Enterprise as a Means of Serving their Communities While Generating Wealth
• Social Enterprise and Social Impact Bonds: Moving Toward The Market: Nonprofit Enterprise
• Social Innovative Business Development and the Emergence of the L3C
• Seeding Grass-root Efforts
• Strategies in Leveraging Resources
• Social Enterprise and Scaling Deep in Communities
• Social Innovative Ventures