Antoinette “Toni” Mallett is the Family Engagement Manager for Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative. Toni is a graduate of Ashford University of San Diego, CA, with a Master of Arts in Education with a specialization in Family and Community Services. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, with a minor in Social Work from Western Michigan University (WMU) of Kalamazoo, MI. Go Broncos! While attending WMU, Toni was an active member of the university’s student organization, You Beautiful Black Woman (YBBW).
She is a community and social services professional with 19 years of collective experience in education and family services. Her work includes empowering families to become a changing agent in the life of their child, home, and community. She has effectively expressed the ability to positively interact with clients from a wide range of ethnic, cultural, academic, and socio-economic backgrounds. Prior to this, she worked as Family Support Specialist & Truancy Officer for Grand Rapids Public Schools of Grand Rapids, MI. Her role included working to remove barriers to those students not attending school and assist in increasing school enrollment by more than 25%. She assisted with a team approach, to identify & assess individual at-risk students, researched & collected data, and create intervention plans to aide in the success of student attendance.
In addition to this, Toni volunteered as program director & mentor to young girls and women to be ladies of standard and become leading members of our society in the metropolitan area of Grand Rapids, MI. Toni has also worked as an intern for social work with Kalamazoo County’s Community in Schools Foundation, juvenile and family services with the Kalamazoo County Family Court, and the Kalamazoo County Drug Court. Her interest includes: consulting, traveling, networking, reading, baking, listening to music, watching movies, spending time with family, and giving back to her community. Her favorite movie of all time is, “Coming to America”.
Toni’s mission in life is to be intentional in all things and to Live on Purpose.