“TBGC has created a partnership with parents/caregivers and other community members/leaders (positive role models) to ensure that positive youth development cultivates our female minority youth (ages 10-15). The desired goal is to bring about empowered sisterhood, increased family cohesiveness, and strengthened communities.”
-Vickie L. Hughes, J.D.

STAFF:
VICKIE L. HUGHES, J.D.
Founder and Executive Director

BIOGRAPHY of Vickie L. Hughes, J.D.:
Vickie L. Hughes (affectionately known as “Miss Vickie”) is Founder and Executive Director of The Black Girls’ Corner, Inc.™ (“TBGC”), which empowers and mentors preteen/teen minority girls. She is known as a creative visionary, trailblazer, philanthropist, and community activist.

After obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology (Minor: Biology) from prestigious Spelman College and a Master’s Degree in Industrial Psychology from Roosevelt University, Vickie secured corporate positions utilizing her management and human resources skills for 12 years. She then returned to school to pursue and obtain her Juris Doctor Degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Currently, Vickie is attending Hood Theological Seminary, working toward a Master’s Degree in Divinity (Pastoral Care & Counseling).

While in pursuit of a lucrative legal career years ago, the tragic murder of a friend’s son changed her life and revealed her calling to help youth. To date, Vickie and her Volunteer Staff of TBGC work with girls, PARTNERING WITH AND INCLUDING MOTHERS (or other caregivers) in the girls’ positive youth development. Many single mothers (caregivers), as well as married ones, also benefit from TBGC’s group mentoring (Our Corner Village™) which includes a Parenting Support Circle; and they appreciate the “Village” concept created since TBGC’s inception (June 12, 2010).

Known for her straight-forward and down-to-earth approach, Vickie serves as a role model/mentor to young girls and women. She encourages creative, outside-the-box thinking! Vickie has served as a motivational speaker, workshop facilitator, radio commentator, roundtable participant, and panelist. Vickie often focuses on healthy self-esteem, past/present circumstances, and survival skills when addressing her audiences; and has been a passionate advocate addressing causes/societal ills that negatively affect girls and women (i.e. domestic violence, sex trafficking) for many years.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS (January 2016 – present):
Officers & Members

OFFICERS:
President, Development/Community Relations Committee Chair – Rhonda Brooks, Esq.
The Law Office of Rhonda D. Brooks, PLLC

Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair – George M. Hughes, Sr.
Retired Educator – Milwaukee Public Schools

MEMBERS:
Publicity/Media Relations Committee Asst. Chair
Nicole Benford
TIAA-CREF

Fundraising Committee Asst. Chair
Shimisha Richards
Duke Energy Corporation; TBGC™ Mother (1 Debutante)

Strategic Planning Committee Asst. Chair
Michele Farrow-McClure
RR Donnelley Financial Services; TBGC™ Mother (1 Debutante)

Membership/Program Committee Asst. Chair
Mary Gaffney-Jones, D.O.
Gaffney Health Services

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS:
Evelyn B. Hughes
Retired Educator

Tiffany Hollis
Educator, PhD Student

Mareisha Reese
The Winters Group, Inc.

HONORARY BOARD MEMBER:
Tyrone Parnell (Father of [Kyle D. Parnell, R.I.P.])