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Catherine is a loyal, motivated, confident and hardworking woman who has a heart and will to serve. She is committed to making a positive impact in the community she lives and around the world.Catherine is an advocate for women, children and families, a community organizer, fitness enthusiast and global citizen, being born in Liberia.

 

Catherine is the founder of TuTu and Leo an internet dance costume business. As the mother of an aspiring and talented young ballerina,  Catherine launched TuTu and Leo to assist dance families in earning back some of the money they have spent on costumes, danceware and accessories, as well as to create an online community for dancers where they can find advice, support and new friendships. Catherine also has partnered with local realtors to conduct quarterly home buyers and financial literacy workshops. 

Community Advocate

Catherine serves as Vice President of Ways and Means for the Parent Teacher Student Association at Apex Friendship High School. Catherine has also collected books for military children. Additionally she hosted a free college prep workshop at the local barbershop for African American men and parents in my community.

 

Catherine serves as the local volunteer coordinator for the Partners Against Sexually Transmitted diseases where she co-hosts interactive workshops to dispel the myths about STDs for teens and their parents. Additionally, Catherine and her son Jason co-authored the book Beyond the Scale: Changing Obesity within A Generation, which discusses their journey to a healthier lifestyle. Catherine and her son served as keynote speakers during the American Diabetes Association's 29th Annual Conference in 2015. Catherine also coordinated the First Annual Veterans Day 5K Walk/Run in Apex, NC.

Humanitarian

Catherine co-sponsored the Creative Arts Center in her native country, Liberia where she hosted local events to raise funds to assist Liberia in creating and implementing a variety of fine and performing arts programs for children. Catherine also led an effort to donate over 2,300 pairs of shoes to Shoes for Liberia project for residents of Liberia in need of shoes. Additionally, Catherine and her daughter Ive organized and led an effort to raise $35,000 which was donated to the More Than Me non-profit to assist Liberia in getting girls back in school after the Ebola outbreak.

 

Additionally, Catherine served as a community organizer for President Obama's campaign as well as for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. as well as panalist on Police Reform in her local community. 

 

Catherine has been recognized locally, nationally and internationally for her service in the community. In her native home of Liberia, the Catherine Woyee-Jones Media Lab was named in her honor. Catherine also received the Community Crusader Award during the fourth edition of the Liberian Entertainment Awards (LEA).  Catherine achieved accolades for her commitment to health and wellness and military families from Former First Lady Michelle Obama. Because of Catherine’s commitment to service in the community, she was also honored by Oprah Winfrey, on Oprah’s 2012 Edition of My Favorite Things.

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