Denise M. Jones, President, is a meeting facilitator, instructional designer and facilitator of K12 education and workforce development support training for parents and students. She has been an ardent supporter for parent advocacy and student achievement, especially targeting families of color, and parents in particular to encourage them to walk the school journey with their children. Denise's interest was fostered by her family's commitment to education, recognizing it as a pathway to success, and the rich discussion around the family dinner table. Her own parenting journey ignited her passion through advocacy for her child and for others in the schoolhouse who may not have had a voice. In serving on the PTA leadership team, it was there that she learned a valuable lesson that has become a professional motto for academic advocacy: Raise the bar and close the gap through parent empowerment. Parents’ school networks are invaluable because collaborative engagement best serves our youth and families.
In her work for community, youth and adult capacity building, Ms. Jones has been a member of the Montgomery County NAACP Parents Council, served as the NAACP Parents Council Representative on the PTA leadership team of two schools as well as their School Improvement Teams; and served four years on the Deputy Superintendent’s Minority Achievement Advisory Council of Montgomery County Public Schools. She was also the past Chair of the Parents of Children of Color Committee of The Holton-Arms School Parents Association. Denise’s commitment to parents and adult empowerment has been further fostered as a teacher of adult learners in Prince Georges County Public Schools and Prince Georges Community College; a facilitator for the Safe Silver Spring Summit conference; a training facilitator for Juvenile Justice Family Advocacy Initiative Resource; and as a consultant for the Impact in the Schools Initiative of Impact Silver Spring a capacity building community organizing non-profit in Montgomery County, MD.
Ms. Jones has designed and delivered trainings in MCPS schools, for the National Council of Negro Women, Community Preservation and Development Corporation, Takoma Park Youth Collaborative, Carpe Diem Arts, Montgomery County Collaboration Council and other community serving organizations. Her College Prep Seminar: Begin with the End in Mind is a well appreciated community event. Denise Jones is an advocate, your advocate, to help you in attaining your education goals, or prepare for the world of work as you reach for your brass ring to live your best life. Please review the professional services page of the Brass Ring Company for additional information.
There are many paths to success but evidence points to education as reaping many rewards and benefits over a lifetime. We at Brass Ring Company believe that learning is a lifelong endeavor and our mission is to help people reach for their best life, through achievement of solid education goals with K-12 support, success in higher education and beyond, and workforce development for teens and adults. Find out how the services of the Brass Ring Company can help you achieve your dreams.
Remember, there are many colleges out there where you can be happy and thrive. Focus on the facts and not the promotional materials. Talk to your counselors and keep reaching for your brass ring!
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"Brass Ring gave us more attention than we expected. They helped my son throughout high school and prepare for the whole college application process. It was a real blessing to have this support!”
- Tracey Davis, FirstGen Parent
"Brass Ring helped me organize my scholarships search. It’s a lot of work, but they continue to help me find support for my college career. "
- Aimee Wilkerson, Student
"I learned so much in the parent training workshop, especially about routines and tv limits.
- Seble Seyoum, Parent
There are many paths to success but evidence points to education as reaping many rewards and benefits over a lifetime. We believe that learning is a lifelong endeavor and our mission is to help people reach their best life, through achievement of solid education goals with K12 support, success in higher education and beyond, and workforce development. We offer service to students and families in Montgomery County Public Schools and independent schools in metropolitan Washington, DC.