Toni Roberts

Freelance Nature Photographer & Editor

Location:New York, New York, United States
2 Skills


Moving Minds, Hearts and Pocketbooks! The Anatomy of an Effective Letter of Solicitation for (2011)
Letter of Solicitation for Bloodline Foundation, Inc. & Co7, LLC (2010)
Breath of Love, Collage, Cross Bronx Online Literary Arts Magazine (2008)
The Bull and the Tramp & I Remember Frisky, two children’s picture books; revised/rewritten for Ethnicity Cards, LLC, Publisher (2008)
Telling Our Stories by the Writing Club of the Glebe Senior Citizen Center, compiled and edited by Toni Roberts (2008)
A Book of Inner Journeys by the Women of Aegis (Palladia, Inc.), compiled and edited by Toni Roberts (2004)
Writing for Our Lives by the LEAP Mothers at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, compiled and edited by Toni Roberts (2000)
My Bronx Riviera and Matando el Día, Poetry; Soundings…A Writers’ Journal (1999)
Meditations on Sacred Spaces…Sacred Places, Prose and Photography, SageWoman Magazine (1998-1999)
An Invitation to Solitude and the Fall of the God, Artwork, Prose and Poetry, the Crone Chronicles (1998-1999)
Resurrecting the Divine Feminine, SheInk Magazine (1998)
Women’s Rites for Self-Healing, a series for the NY Beacon Newspaper (1994)


The Bell Foundation, NYC (2000-2003)
After School Program Manager and Teacher Trainer; Consultant Staff Developer
• Training and supervision of paid adult tutors
• Curriculum and program development; program management
• Interaction with students and parents as required
The Bronx Museum of the Arts (1995-1998)
Museum Educator
• Conceptualization and development of Creative Strategies for Visual Literacy, a NYC Board of Education-Approved, Art-Based Visual Literacy In-Service Course for Teachers
• Provided professional development to faculty of the Academy of Arts at Taft H.S. (Bronx, NY) as a Teacher Trainer for museum’s Cross Cultural Connections Professional Development Course
• Co-designed Feeling to Form: Exploring the Artist, a ten-week, hands-on studio art course
• Delivery of Feeling to Form, studio art course, to Taft Academy tenth, eleventh and twelfth grade students
• Gallery tours
• Hands-on studio art workshops for school and adult groups
Part Time, Temporary Public Relations Coordinator
• Handled all public relations activities for museum during search for permanent coordinator

The Bronx Council on the Arts (1994-1995)
Co-Founder and Coordinator of the Bronx WritersCorps
• Selection, training and supervision of twenty Writer-Poet Fellows
• Site selection and placement of Fellows in various public schools and CBOs
• Program management and development

ArtsConnection, NYC (1989-1994)
After School Program Coordinator
• Hiring, training and supervision of NYC Board of Education teachers who tutored students in ArtsConnection program
• Program management

Corporate Communications/Marketing and Advertising Copywriter

Avon Products, Inc., NYC/Gralla Publications, Inc., NYC
• Conceptualization to production of Sales Meetings and other written communications for Avon Managers and Representatives in Spain and Latin America
• Audio-visual production
• Advertising and promotional copywriting
• Corporate newsletter reporter

District Reading Coordinator; Regular Licensed J.H.S. Teacher of Spanish

NYC Board of Education
• Curriculum development
• Conceptualization & development of remedial reading materials reflective of experiential referent of the South Bronx student population, grades one through six
• Teacher training, staff development and supervision
• Classroom Teacher of Spanish and Remedial Reading


The Bayview Correctional Facility for Women, NYC (2009, 2010)
Empowerment Workshop Facilitator; Guest Speaker
Help Harbor Domestic Violence Shelter for Women (2009)
Program manager for Volunteer Mentoring Program and DV Counselor YAR, NYC
• All aspects of managing volunteer mentoring program and volunteers at the shelter
• Counseling of shelter residents and their children
The Glebe Senior Center (2008)
Creative Writing Workshop Facilitator
The New York Public Library (1989, 1991, 2006, 2009)
Creative Writing Workshop Facilitator
Palladia, Inc., Domestic Violence Shelter for Women, NYC (2003-2005)
The Amethyst Women’s Project (Women in Recovery from Substance Abuse (2004)
Creative Express/Self-Empowerment Workshop Facilitator
Inwood House Residence for Pregnant Teens, NYC (2000-2003)
New York City Public School System (1996-2002)
Arts-in-Education consultant Teacher & Creative Expression Specialist
• Delivery of Creative Strategies for Visual Literacy and Creative Self-Expression Workshops to NYC public school students
The Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women, NYS (1999-2000)
Creative Expression/Self-Empowerment Workshop Facilitator
Lehman College Adult Education Center, Bronx, NY (1996)
Academic and Personal Counselor

• Thirty Graduate Credits in Education (NYC Board of Education Masters Equivalent) from Herbert H. Lehman Graduate School of Education, Bronx, NY and the NEDA Institute at Iona College, New Rochelle, NY
• Bachelor of Arts, Spanish; City College of New York

Bronx Council on the Arts Fiction Awards (2008, 2006, 1991)
New York Foundation for the Arts Fiction Fellow (1989)
Mayoral Appointee to the NYC Commission on the Status of Women (1981)

Panel Member, Parallel Careers for Artists (Sponsored by the Bronx Council on the Arts—2008)
Free Monthly Support Group for Women (2004)
Free Six-Week Women’s Empowerment Program, Casa Atabex Ache, Bronx, NY (2002)
Workshop Facilitator, PASE Conference at Hostos College, Bronx, NY
Volunteer Meditation Facilitator, Women’s Safe Start, NY (1999)
Presentation of Creative Strategies for Visual Literacy to NYC Community School District 4; Demonstration Workshops, District 4 schools (1999)

Spanish: fluent reading and writing; intermediate speaking
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