F.E.E.D also known as Financial Education & Empowerment Development Inc. is a non profit 501c3 company that was created in 2014 to educate and empower persons through continuous financial and wealth building systems. In person and online pre-purchase/post purchase classes, credit counseling, and money management tools are specific products & services that are utilized to create a sustainable economic lifestyle in the communities we serve.
Training and developing financial capability habits in our clients through technology based programs and literature are some of the tools incorporated into our teaching methods. Group sessions and one to one meetings are personalized techniques combined to deliver education to our clients.
Financial Education & Empowerment Development Inc. mission is to improve the financial climate of the underserved population in the state of Maryland and surrounding areas through homeownership opportunities,wealth building and money management.
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Trevor W. Williams, CPA has more than 20 years of extensive experience with audit functions, contractual compliance rules, regulations, policies, procedures and accounting operations. He manages the overall planning and administration of audit, review and compilation engagements, as well as the preparation and review of financial statements. Mr. Williams is active in the firm’s implementation of the latest Statement on Auditing Standards concerning the assessment and response to audit risk in a financial statement audit. Additionally, he assists and supervises staff on audits of nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies and entities that are recipients of federal financial
Mr. Williams is responsible for all aspects of client service and engagement administration, which includes interaction with clients (and their boards) to plan engagements, suggest best practice recommendations to improve the client’s accounting processes and internal controls. He oversees budgeting, and supervises audit staff to ensure the efficient completion of fieldwork. Mr. Williams’ responsibilities also include executing audits for nonprofit organizations in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America, Government Auditing Standards and the requirements of Title 2 U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance) and/or OMB Circular A-133. He also served as an internal auditor and audit supervisor in the Mayor’s Office of Community Services in Philadelphia where he performed compliance-related audits and provided financial technical assistance to over 20 delegate agencies.
Mr. Williams has also written case studies, white papers and presented on various topics concerning nonprofit organizations. His corporate experience, combined with more than two decades of expertise in public accounting, provides his clients with a broad understanding of financial management issues from both public and private perspectives.
Mr. Williams is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the National Association of Black Accountants, the Greater Washington Society of CPAs and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. He is a board member of the MD/DC/VA Chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America and the Center for Nonprofit Advancement. Mr. Williams is a member of the Leadership Greater Washington’s Class of 2014. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Temple University.
John graduated from Hampton University with a B.S. in computer science and later received his M.S. (1998) and Ph.D. (2004) in computer science from Michigan State University. In 2004 John distinguished himself and his skills, winning the GEM Outstanding Alumnus award at the Black Engineer of the Year Awards conference. Working as a senior data scientist at the Mitre Corporation he has won many awards and received several accolades, including being recognized as part of the research team of the year in 2016.
John became an entrepreneur in 2009, co-founding J&J Entertainment Group, an entertainment, and marketing company with a unique and forward-thinking approach. The firm focuses on celebrity entertainment, conducting events and concerts throughout the US, including Washington DC, Miami, Charlotte and Las Vegas. J&J Entertainment Group has hosted events featuring major artists and celebrities, including Kevin Hart, Idris Elba, Michael Ealy, Omari Hardwick, Taraji P Henson, Boris Kodjoe, Kelly Rowland, and many others, with events featured on Fox News, Upton Magazine and various internet radios and blogs.
Always looking to give back to the community, J&J Entertainment Group strives to promote awareness in the fight against Breast Cancer. The company hosts a yearly breast cancer charity event that celebrates survivors and raises money for local breast cancer groups that are doing great things in the community.
J&J Entertainment Group can be found online at JandJEntertainmentGroup.com
Ms. Garner is the Director of Marketing and Business Development at One Source Consulting, LLC. She is responsible for building relationships with potential clients and strategic partnerships with architectural, engineering and construction, professional
services, and GovCon firms; non-profit organizations; and federal, state and local government agencies. She establishes and maintains relationships with industry influencers and key community and strategic partners and works closely with the CEO and Managing Partner of the firm to establish business relationships through introduction meetings and networking events that promote the growth of the firm.
Ms. Garner has over twenty-two (22) years of professional experience in the construction and environmental remediation industries with primary emphasis on the management of construction operations. Her experience includes entrepreneurship, contract management and compliance, new business development, operations, accounting and administration. She has demonstrated expertise in growth strategies and created long term and profitable customer relationships.
Ms. Garner’s proficiency is in federal government contracting, marketing and business development. She has developed strategic relationships with 8(a), SDB, SDVOSB, VOSB, WOSB, SB firms and large prime contractors, focusing to stay ahead of market trends and conditions. She is very familiar with FARS, DFAR and CO/COTR processes.
She has ten years of project management experience and has successfully managed multi-year IDIQ contracts ranging from $3M-$15M (task orders ranging from $5k to $500k). She managed multiple projects simultaneously for the following customers:
- National Institutes of Health
- Fort George G. Meade
- National Park Service (Catoctin National Park, Monocacy National Park, AntietamNational Battlefield)
- Dept. of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives
- General Services Administration, (National Capital Region)
- D.C. Dept. of Housing and Community Development
Online/ In person Workshops
**Pre-purchase ( Required 8hr course for homebuyer certification) **Required for state home purchase grants **Online class fee is $99 In person Workshop fee $50 Bundle workshop discount is available upon request for Pre-purchase/Post purchase workshop.