Big Thought’s senior director of programs, Erin Offord, has been selected as an honoree for the Dallas Business Journal’s 2020 Minority Business Leader Awards.
As senior director of programs at Big Thought, Erin Offord is instrumental in developing and implementing strategies that connect community resources and quality programs for children and parents to realize their inner greatness. Erin has been an invaluable member of the Big Thought team for 16 years, serving as the primary leader for all direct delivery programs with youth for nearly 10 years. During her tenure, Erin has worked with internal and external partners to devise financial models for direct delivery programs.
Currently, Erin is innovating the way Big Thought delivers intervention programming to adjudicated youth. She is leading the charge to bring the Creative Solutions program for adjudicated youth to Tarrant and Collin Counties to serve more youth in the juvenile justice program.
As a member of the Big Thought executive leadership team, Erin is instrumental in the organization’s racial equity journey. Starting in spring of 2018, Erin led the Racial Equity Visioning Team, which established the tone and cadence for a full year of racial equity exploration throughout all levels of the organization from part-time staff to the board of directors.
Outside of Big Thought, Erin is passionately committed to partnering with families in marginalized communities. She serves on the board of Opportunity Rising and was in the leadership cohort of Building High Impact Nonprofits of Color funded by JPMorgan Chase.
Each year, the Dallas Business Journal’s Minority Business Leader Awards honor men and women from across North Texas for outstanding business and community leadership. The Dallas Business Journal seeks nominees that are proven leaders and decision-makers of diverse ethnic backgrounds with a track record of excellence in advocating for others in their communities and workplaces.
A judging panel of program alumni and community leaders sift through pages of nominations to select a group of 25 outstanding honorees who have all made a significant impact on the North Texas community through their efforts inside and outside of the workplace.
Erin, along with other minority leaders receiving the award will be recognized at an awards luncheon on Wednesday, February 5th at the Fairmont Dallas. She is leading the charge to bring the Creative Solutions program for adjudicated youth to Tarrant and Collin Counties to serve more youth in the juvenile justice program.
To learn more about the 2020 Minority Business Leader Awards, please visit: http://bit.ly/2Z3urJS.