Pilar McCloud

Pilar McCloud

Speaker
Diversity and Inclusion Specialist – The Pilar McCloud Experience

Pilar McCloud is the CEO & Founder of A Sweet Creation Youth Organization which was founded in the Onlyville section of Providence Rhode Island. Pilar is the former Chairwoman of The NAACP Providence Branch Youth HS & College Chapters an has been an officer & Executive Board member. Pilar previously served as the New England Area Conference Advisor for the YouthWorks Committee serving the 15 chapters of the NAACP in the New England area that have active youth councils. Pilar was also Co Director of Unified Solutions an incubator organization for grassroots nonprofit organizations in the city of Providence.

After working with youth in various communities for over a decade Pilar completed her 3rd term as an AmeriCorps member at Youth Build Preparatory Academy as the Mentor Team Leader. She has mentored youth with Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Ocean State, GoodWill Industries, The Met HS & Nathaniel Greene Middle School & is a member of The National Mentor Partnership, which was initiated by The White House. 

Pilar has facilitated at Blackstone Valley Prep, Nathaniel Greene Middle School and Youth Build Preparatory Academy. She teaches Civil Rights & Social Justice as well as The Phenomenal Women’s group at Greene Middle School & Institute For The Study & Practice Of Non Violence. Pilar has received several awards an accolades including The Youth Build 2015 Humanitarian Award, The National Secretaries of State Medallion Award in 2015 for Civic Leadership & Advocacy, along with being the 2015 NAACP Rosa Parks Award winner & the 2017 YWCA Woman of Achievement Award as well as recently becoming an inductee in the 2018 Martin Luther King Jr Hall of Fame & is the Institute For Nonprofit Practice 2021 Change Maker award recipient just to name a few. Pilar is certified in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion from the University of South Florida MUMA College of Business, as well as currently taking classes to be certified in Inclusion and Equity at the University of South Florida MUMA College of Business.

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