Recently taking the reins as CEO for The Family Place (familyplace.org), Mimi Crume Sterling is hard at work helping to champion a cause so near and dear to the community.
I know The Family Place is absolutely thrilled to have you at the helm of the incredible efforts and work they do for the community. Tell us how this partnership came about. Service has always been important to our family, and having lived in Dallas for the last eight years, I’ve come to know The Family Place as a fantastic organization. I am thrilled by the possibility of dedicating my heart and soul to survivors of domestic violence.
Favorite part of the job so far? So many favorites already! Meeting clients and their kiddos in the halls and their pets in the kennel. Visiting our facilities, meeting our frontline staff, and seeing firsthand why it is that we do what we do. There is authentic passion in our staff, and I’ve heard so many inspiring client-to-employee transformation stories.
The Texas Trailblazers Luncheon is coming up on Nov. 17. How would you say TFP is blazing the trail for the community? The Family Place and our community partners continue to be incredibly client focused to not only deliver services but to reduce domestic violence through education and advocacy.
How would you describe your perfect day at the office? Bring your kids to work day! I can’t wait to bring my children to The Family Place to show them what we do and teach them how important this type of work is. I want to show them that a mom can be a CEO and advocate for family rights, and that their work can make a difference in the world.
Anything exciting that you and the team are currently working on? We’re really looking forward to expanding our advocacy work to youth via the Be Project, The Family Place’s youth violence prevention program, whose mission is to empower youth to end relationship violence. Besides engaging youth in social action, we also work with parents, caregivers, teachers and other adults to create safe environments where youth voices can be heard.