A resident of Painesville City for over 20 years, Marsita Ferguson is the mother of four amazingly wonderful children, two are attending Painesville City Local Schools and two are graduates of Harvey High School. Marsita earned her Bachelor’s of Science and MBA from Lake Erie College and has held employment with Cuyahoga County’s Eighth District Court of Appeals, Cuyahoga County’s Department of Health and Human Services and is currently the Supervisor of Probation Services for Cuyahoga County’s Juvenile Court.
Marsita Ferguson is very active within her community and currently sit on the board of United Way of Lake County and is a core committee member of Begin the Conversation. Marsita take most pride in the opportunities she has had as the Advisor of Lake County Branch NAACP Youth Council, the founder of Shades of Success and most recently the as the founder of BLACK LIVES MATTER LAKE COUNTY. Which all boaster programs dedicated to improving the lives of the children within our community through education, volunteering and youth development, while advocating for equity in employment and opportunity for all marginalized communities.
My blog came out of my experiences as a black woman in America and all the trials and trauma, gains and wins, pains and losses I have had along the way. I have realized that I am having an amazing and sometimes awful journey in life and it is important to share it with the world in hopes of learning from others while teaching from my experiences.
As my visitor, you are part of a fantastic community and I can't wait to hear all of your perspectives and ideas. I would love to stay engaged with you, have open and honest dialogue, discuss the tough conversations and just help each other grow!
Thank you so much for being part of this community. There are plenty of ways that you can become more involved. I am the founder of Black Lives Matter - Lake County, please follow us at www.blacklivesmatterlakecounty.com and FB: black lives matter lake county, Twitter: LivesLake and IG: blacklivesmatter_lakecounty. I am also very active on all social media platforms @marsitaferguson and be on the look out for my book, Diaries of Educated Black Women and my Podcast: The Black American Experience, both coming soon. I do a weekly Facebook Live @marsitaferguson Mondays 9:30pm.
See you soon!
By investing in our youth and young professionals today, we can ensure growth and opportunity for our leaders tomorrow.
We have to include all the diversity within our community to have a seat at the table so we can meet everyone's needs and be the model community for the county.
By providing opportunities for our diverse constituents we can inspire all our students to strive to live and work in their own community.
Polling public and private funding capabilities to create a stronger city through education, representation of underrepresented populations, and resource management to address unmet needs within the community.
By effectively marketing to young diverse professionals, we can drive-in more small business, Lake Erie College could gain more graduate students, through succession planning the city could leverage for diverse poll of talent.
Collaborative initiatives such as police athletic clubs and public safety camps that could intrigue our youth to become civil servants.