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Carolyn Rice-Smith

Carolyn Rice-Smith

She is a lifelong resident of the great City of East St Louis Illinois. It's not only a place she love but it's one she has great care and compassion for the community at Large. She is a wife, mother, grandmother and so much more. She comes from a strong bloodline rooted in God and Faith. She is an Ordained Elder of Empowerment of Grace. She is dedicated to being visible in the community, whether it's showing up at a march, preaching outside or praying on the parking lot at the grocery store. She's dedicated much time to the elderly, for of whom her love and her compassion for runs real deep. Whether it's tending to their needs or just listening to their back down memory lane stories that gives them so much joy.

She is commonly known for the care she extends not only to those she knows but also to the homeless or strangers alike. For she understands that relationship building is key to getting healthy results. Although this is not always and easy task, she's dedicated to establishing trust. She's also one of the Co-authors in the book My Pink Stilettos, a must read. Featuring 17 women from 5 continents across the globe Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America. She also serves as Grandparent on the East St Louis district 189 student Wellness/ Discipline Task Force. As well as a spokesperson for Parents and Guardians East St Louis district 189.

She's also a published Poet in the book, Famous poets of the heartland featuring her poem "Dreams". Realizing that no matter the feat or odds that can be against oneself. A spark of hope and a little gleaming light can give way to one's greatest outcome. Then certainly, not last Nor Least. She is the CEO and Founder Of "Out Of Bondage." Extended - A Step Into Destiny Man To Man. This organization is dedicated to reach and serve communities of color. We target those that have been victimized and or stigmatized by life circumstances or oppressive systems. To maximize and impact them by building esteem and transforming lives through Mentorships, Workshops, and Therapies. To produce long-term positive development in families, communities and abroad.

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Harris-Stowe State University

​3026 Laclede Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA

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