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FUTURES Foundation Promotes Stephanie Parks and hires Erica Nordstrom

DAYTONA BEACH, FL – FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools has promoted Stephanie C. Parks, Deltona, to Program Coordinator, and hired Erica Nordstrom, Daytona Beach, as Administrative Assistant.

Parks attended Stetson University in DeLand, FL, where she received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religious Studies and holds minors in Music Performance and Spanish. Before joining the FUTURES team as Administrative Assistant in August, Parks spent the last five years as the Program Coordinator of a YMCA grant-funded teen program. This program allowed her to strengthen her connections within the School District and positively impact high school students through group mentoring, life skills training, and service learning.

Nordstrom will be responsible for administrative support to FUTURES and Take Stock in Children and previously served as an Office Specialist II at Spruce Creek High School and registrar at Daytona College in Ormond Beach. She has her Associate of Arts from Daytona State College and is completing her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting at Daytona State College.

FUTURES Foundation is a nonprofit, direct support organization founded in 1985 to support Volusia County Schools. Its mission is to engage business and civic leaders to promote and achieve educational excellence for Volusia County Public Schools.  The Foundation’s 29-member board of directors consists of area business and civic leaders who direct and raise funds to facilitate a variety of programs in the school district. FUTURES facilitates the Volusia Take Stock in Children Program which offers scholarships, mentors and hope to at-risk, low income high school students. FUTURES also funds teacher classroom mini-grants through its portal and awarded more than $111,000 to 170 local classroom/school projects this fall.  FUTURES administers the legislatively funded School District Education Foundation State Matching Grants Program which infused more than $82,000 into 14 projects within 12 Volusia County Schools this year. The Foundation also offers student and staff recognition programs and Tomorrow’s Leaders, a high school junior student leadership development program.


Pictured: Erica Nordstrom

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