Paige Lawal is the Associate Director of Community Partnerships. In her role, Paige is responsible for the leadership in the development, implementation, and oversight of the volunteer program. She is also responsible for engaging with existing corporate and community partners to expand their participation and contributions to volunteer recruitment, program execution and fundraising. Learn more about Paige in the interview below:
What college did you attend?
Towson University, home of the Tigers!
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
I would love to learn another language and how to play the piano or the drums.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
Watching clips of MasterChef Canada, cooking for friends and family, and sending random memes and gifs to make people laugh. I also really love reading Yelp reviews, random, I know.
If you could meet anyone, who would it be?
I would want to meet myself 20 years from now. The amount of knowledge and personal perspective I could give myself would surely ignite my internal fire when it seems a bit dim.
What three traits define you?
Understanding, passionate, and hilarious of course!
What’s the most rewarding aspect about managing CPE’s mentor recruitment and community partnerships?
I love getting people excited about the different ways they can support our amazing students. Aside from mentor recruitment, exposing people to opportunities is something I have always been passionate about. CPE really speaks to everything I love about supporting our community.
What is your favorite part about working for CPE?
There are so many! I love how smart we work. We take the holistic route in how we approach our program and how we support our students, families, and mentors. Our team is so knowledgeable and committed to our work. Everyone on the team inspires me in so many different ways, even outside of the CPE realm.