Dynasty is a service-focused Social Worker and Program Director with a strong commitment to serving the needs of disadvantaged youth and adults, including homeless, emancipated youth, and special needs populations. Dynasty is a locally known African American Social Worker (ACSW) born and raised in South Los Angeles in a notorious neighborhood called the “Jungles,” which was mentioned in the crime backdrop film “Training Day.”
She was born by two teenage parents and raised by her grandparents, who were affected by prevalent social issues, including domestic violence, gang activity, substance abuse, gun violence, and the criminal justice system. Dynasty graduated from Dorsey Miller High School, Cal State Northridge with a Bachelors in Sociology minor in Criminal Justice, and the University of Southern California with a Masters in Social Work concentrating in families and children.
At the age of 23, she became the CEO and Founder of a (501c3) community-based non-profit organization called Dynasty’s United Youth Association that provides free educational, career, and mental health programming to at-risk youth ages 5-18 for the past eight years. Dynasty’s goal is to close the gap on educational inequalities, expose career opportunities, advocate for resources, and keep youth off the streets.
Dynasty has been featured on numerous panels (1) Points of Light & Morehouse College: Listen. Learn. Act to Racism, (2) Cal State Northridge: 7th Annual Black Youth Guidance Forum, (3) Cal State Northridge: 52nd Annual Africana Studies Celebration, and more. She has also led and hosted multiple professional mental health workshops with LA County and the Department of Public Social Service on topics including but not limited to self-care, emotional intelligence, racial trauma, and trauma-informed practices.
Dynasty is on the Empowerment Congress South East Neighborhood Council board as the Vice President for District 8 Region and has been appointed to the Commission for Public Social Services for District 2 – Holly Mitchell’s office. Dynasty is not only a leader in her community but has been nominated for the Inspiration Women’s Award for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility by the LA Times, Points of Light Inspiration Honor Roll, and the Daily Point of Light Awards.