Global Foundation to Upgrade Underserved Primary and Secondary Schools

Educate to Uplift, Elevate and Create Self-reliance
"Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacle which one has overcome while trying to succeed" Booker T Washington

Ceceil Belong, Secretary

Executive Secretary, Chief Program Director, and Member of the Advisory Board


2015-Present Participant in the University of Maryland’s Legacy Leadership Institute on Public Policy Program.
Following completion of the educational component of the program, I am now serving as a volunteer in the legislative office of a member of the Maryland General  Assembly and will continue during the upcoming 2016 Legislative Session.
2006-2008 Montgomery County Commission on Aging – Commissioner
2006-2007 Montgomery County Public School System, Rockville, MD – Substitute Teacher
I served as a Substitute Teacher at the Elementary School level.
1981-2002 U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, DC - Grants Policy Specialist
I was responsible for the development and implementation of Departmental policy for the administration of grant programs.  (Retired in 2002)
1974-1975 National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD-NIH Management Intern
I was assigned to several offices and given regular and special work assignments.
1964-1974 National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD-Chemist
I served as a Chemist supporting research activities related to hematology
Encore Chorale, Colesville United Methodist Church Bell Choir, Gospel Choir and the Sanctuary Choir, G-Gettes Golf Club, Participant in African American Book Discussion Group
2010-2013 OASIS, AT &T and OASIS Excellence in Technology Partnership-Volunteer OASIS Connections Computer Instructor
2002-2009 Anacostia Community Museum, Washington, DC-Volunteer Docent
I interpreted exhibits to people who visited the museum

Senior Leadership Montgomery 

George Washington University    1981
Master of Science in Administration, Public Administration

Texas College  1959-1963
Bachelor of Science, Chemistry

Board Of Directors

Caleb Page,PE, President/CEO

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Work as Consulting Engineer and Project Manager for the Cleveland Division of Department, Cleveland, Ohio for a period of 12 years.

Verna Alexander, Chief Financial Officer (CFO)/Treasurer

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Director of Finance and Administration (Jamaica and Long Island City):
Queens Legal Services, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Staten Island and Manhattan.

Sekou Page, Vice President

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2007 - present – unified communications solution architect for office of the CTO NA at Microsoft;

Bessie Durr, Consultant

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Senior Consultant 6/2014-present
Durr Educational Consultation

Current: Provides ongoing coaching for administrators to impact student achievements'.


Vernon Williams, Consultant

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Span twenty five (25) years  at different companies and in various capacities in NY, NJ and CA, as an Electronics Engineer

Ceceil Belong, Secretary

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2015-Present  Participant in the University of Maryland’s Legacy Leadership Institute on Public Policy Program.