In August, Kiauna Knight, a graduate-level Social Work Intern with the University of North Alabama, joined Educational and Community Strategies for the 2022-2023 academic year in research and development.
At Educational and Community Strategies, Kiauna works in researching diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice issues at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels and their impact on organizations and communities. Knight is receiving hands-on experience in data collection methods, assessing and auditing organization culture, and designing and implementing training and education efforts. In her brief time with Educational and Community Strategies, Kiauna Knight has already contributed her expertise towards research projects, moderating dialogue around race, and organizing a community resource group.
Kiauna Knight holds her B.S. in Social Work with a Child Welfare Certification from the University of North Alabama. Knight is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Social Work. Her community involvement includes coordinating resources for displaced/relocated families in a domestic violence shelter, serving as a mentor for youth experiencing difficult situations, and as a diversity student ambassador for the University of North Alabama.
As a small, minority-owned business, Educational and Community Strategies help organizations to solve the challenges that diversity, equity, and inclusion present to their people, plans, and processes by translating data into actionable strategies. Educational and Community Strategies have served the likes of Jacksonville State University, Twitter, Inc., Urban League of Rochester, N.Y., Children’s Aid Society, and Community Action Association of Alabama. Learn more by visiting educationalandcommunitystrategies.com