Alissa Black

Freelance Creative Writer & Fiction Writer

Location:Chicago, Illinois, United States
2 Skills
Alissa Black
11505 Price Rd NE. · Little Orleans, MD 21766
(708)446-6346/(240)406-6357 ·



Summary of Qualifications

Three years of participation in Young Chicago Authors
Three summer seasons of employment at Gallery 37
Presented with a Scholastic Silver Award for Screenwriting
Variety of articles and poetry published on Yahoo's Associated Content
Researched and compiled free and low cost resources for PREP AmeriCorps
Researched and compiled free museum days and food bank resources for PREP AmeriCorps

Professional Experience

UIC Family Start Learning Center – Chicago, Illinois 09/2009-03/2010
AmeriCorps Project PREP Member

Researched and compiled free and inexpensive family friendly resources
Researched and compiled food bank and affordable grocery options
Built relationships and trust between Head Start parents and myself
Facilitated financial literacy workshops for parents of Head Start students
Collected and analyzed data
One of four coordinators/organizers for national Make A Difference Day
Certified instructor in “All My Money” curriculum

Patron Saint of Breads Home Bakery – Chicago, Illinois 01/2009-01/2010

Sales promotion
Developed and customized/adapted recipes
Honed advertising skills
Developed customer base
Budget calculation
Receipt and record keeping
Utilized basic skills

Other Previous Positions: FedEx Ground package handler, Clarion Hotels and Best Western housekeeping, Gallery 37 summer employee (Playwriting and Creative Writing).

Proficient in Microsoft Word and Open Office
Proficient in Microsoft Excel
Proficient in Microsoft PowerPoint
Excellent interpersonal skills
Empathetic personality
Well established phone skills
Detail-oriented and organized
Adept at editing spelling and grammar
Social networking and blogging skills
Skills (2) Rating
Creative Writing
Fiction Writing