Our vibrant Board of Directors have been serving Eagle Empowerment, Inc. for numerous years. The board is committed to serving youth and families in South Central Los Angeles. We are excited to continue providing services that enrich the lives of our participants.
Read more about each Board Director.
Carol Houston serves as Chief Executive Officer of Eagle Empowerment. In 1999, she envisioned students from South Los Angeles traveling and observing the sights of our majestic country. Student participants have been transformed through educational travel. Most have completed college and several are recipients of Master Degrees. Students traveled to every state except Hawaii. These students are considered global citizens since tours reached the continent of Africa, Canada and the nation of Belize. Carol is thrilled that the weekly Advocate program keeps students focused and motivated to succeed.
It is with great excitement that I serve on the Board of Eagle Empowerment, Inc.! I have been a board member for the past four (4) years and each year has brought new and empowering experiences thus far. I currently serve as COO (Chief Operating Officer) and am chairman of the Membership Committee. I serve on the board with much pride and am proud of the successes Eagle Empowerment, Inc. has achieved. We as a board are constantly seeking new ways to serve our community – especially the youth. New programs and services are constantly being sought out that will enhance Eagle Empowerment, Inc. and broaden our exposure in the community. My desire is to continuously serve with much enthusiasm as I see the growth and development in the children and adults we currently serve. As Eagle Empowerment, Inc. continues to soar, we are truly destined for greatness and as a board member I will continue to serve with commitment and dedication.
William “Water” Marshall is a manager of Transportation Operations transit agency which promotes transit services for the entire County pf Los Angeles. This agency serves in various communities, schools and senior citizen communities as well as tourists visiting the Los Angeles and Orange counties tourist attractions. Also, I am responsible for ongoing training for employees, convert leads, and contractors. I studied at LA Harbor College for Automobile Technology and California State Dominguez Hills for audio engineering. I have a passion for inspiring children and helping others find their passion for life. As the chief financial officer of Eagle Empowerment, I am privileged to serve on the board. My hobbies are building classic cars and assembling audio and video equipment.
As a board member for Eagle Empowerment, Inc. for nine years, I have developed a passion for children by pouring in to their lives. Once I discovered the fruits of my labor, the results are what I call the 3 A's which are Authentic, Awesome and Amazing.
Daisy has been a part of Eagle Empowerment's Board of Directors since 2009. She has served as the CFO in the past, and is currently the Strategic Planning Committee Chair.
Daisy has a Masters degree in Social Work from USC, and a Bachelors degree from UCLA. She has worked as a therapist to former homeless individuals and families at WLCAC (Watts Labor Community Actions Committee) and Admissions Officer of UCLA between 2008 and 2011. Additionally, she has served at Goodwill as an MSW intern with the Vice President of Workforce and Career development and as a Community Director for almost 11,000 residents living in University Apartments of UCLA.
My mission is to continue serving my community with passion and vision to empower youth with education, leadership, and technology. I am so grateful to God to be able to continue in my mission for excellence and serve in the organization that helped nurture me into a woman of vision, integrity, and trust in the Lord."
Darrin has been a social worker for the past 5 years, and currently serves as a Program Supervisor for a Rapid Re-Housing program in Los Angeles County, where he assists in housing many who are currently unhoused. Growing up in the city of Compton, and attending church in South Central Los Angeles led him to a profession of service, and a keen interest in how to best advocate for the community, serving as Chairman of the Employment and Training Advisory Committee for the City of Compton CareerLink (2014-2019)
At 9 years old, Darrin was a participant in first youth trek of Eagle Empowerment, Youth Tour 2000, and also served as a mentor on Youth Tour 2005 and a chaperone on Youth Tour 2015 & 2019. The work of and mission of Eagle Empowerment continues as Darrin serves as an exampled of the good seeds the organization has sown over the past 20 years.
Currently, Darrin’s mission as a Director is to assist in bringing the organization into the digital age, assisting in new initiatives to connect Eagle Empowerment with the neighborhood of Watts/Los Angeles, creating opportunities for elders to distribute wisdom through student advocacy, and connecting with other community-based organizations.
In his spare time, he enjoys photography, collecting and spinning vinyl records, and gardening.
It has been my absolute pleasure to now be serving two years on the Board of Directors for Eagle Empowerment Inc.
My passion for doing this work and being apart of such an amazing organization was birth from being a participant of this exact vision and movement when it was first given to the CEO Carol Houston. At 15 years old I was apart of the first Youth Tour, I traveled the United States by bus, I was exposed, educated, empowered and overall elated that a young black boy from Watts, South Central had this rare opprutunity to do the the things I did and see the sights I saw when most kids in my community would never get a chance to do.
As a result I want to commit to this work, I want to commit to providing a chance for inner city youth to remain educated about the world outside of their world or what they think is “their world”. I want to invest my time back into my community and do the work necessary to raise better and greater children to be the leaders they all have the potential to be. Being a father myself of 2 girls, I want to advocate for my village and believe in them jus like some one has done for me. I have partnered with Eagle Empowerment and serve proudly on this board. My own passions for travel, my appetite for wanting to learn all I can, My ability to soar to the highest heights possible started with Eagle Empowerment and it is only fitting for me to serve here and be here on this assignment.
Eagle Empowerment, Inc.
Education Programs and Services
Eagle Empowerment will improve its Education Programs and Services by assessing student participation and alumni by identifying new and innovative programs with varying times and locations that redirect focus to the Genesis of the organization.
Board of Director Engagement
Board of Director engagement involves participation in workshops and training that leverage their professional relationships, cultivate fundraising techniques and improve administrative oversight.
Volunteer Programs and Activities
Eagle Empowerment will seek volunteers through creating awareness and promote current education and program activities.
Financial Promotions and Future Connections
Eagle Empowerment will enhance outreach strategies to increase financial donor contributions, diversify streams of income and strengthen community partnerships.
Community/Family and Parent Engagement Programs
Eagle Empowerment will connect with our local community to mobilize parents and families that engage in our programs.
Last edited: Feb 2016