"I'm running for my family, my state, and our future."

MEET MONIQUE

A mother, grandmother, and community servant

A Minister at St. James

Monique serves as the Director of Outreach and Evangelism with the Historic St. James Missionary Baptist Church in Fayetteville

Local Food Pantry Organizer

Monique serves Washington County at one of the fastest growing food pantries in the region.

Small Business Owner

Recognizing a growing and unmet need in NWA, Monique started CPRNWA to assist individuals in their life goals and walking with them towards upward economic & social mobility.

Raised with humble beginnings, I grew on my families' land, handed down to us by our great-grandfather. My great-grand parents were my neighbors, and I consistently saw their service and love of advocating for others. Family and community were everything to me.  As a kid, my family and I would barter food with our neighbors when there was a need, and I saw the love that inspired me to dedicate my life to service.

I worked hard as a mom, a student, and an employee to make sure my kids could have the future they deserve. Life eventually  balanced out for me after a lot of grit and kindness. Wanting to do more for the people in my community, I began to become more involved in the community as a Big Brother- Big Sister volunteers for several years. I also served as a CASA advocate and caregiver for individuals with disabilities, and on Habitat for Humanity Women Build.

EXPERIENCE

I've been serving my community for 10 years as a business leader and the director of a local food pantry

I proudly serve as a Minister and the Director of Outreach for the Historic St. James Missionary Baptist Church.  I lead one of the fastest growing food pantry operations in Washington County.  I've used my learned experiences to streamline the food pantry process and serve even more people in our region.

I graduated from Northwood University with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Business Management. I went back to school later in life to better my family & know first hand the challenges that families face working to better themselves. My passion and my purpose are serving my church and community. I'm a business owner and entrepreneur, offering Life Coaching and Case Management to provide training, coaching and life mapping services to community members that need guidance.

my family

With seven kids, and even more grandkids, my family brings me hope and joy every day.

I'm grateful to be a wife and a mother to my seven amazing children, and a grandmother to their children. My family reminds me why being complacent is not an option - it's up to us to build a better a future for them.

My life shown me the great blessings that can come from difficult circumstances. My daughter was born with a down syndrome, and I have fought to advocate for her and navigate the systems that weren't built to serve her.

My pursuit for equitable services and systems has led me to serve as the former President and 1st Vice President of the Northwest Arkansas National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Branch #60AC, Vice-President on the Arkansas Support Network Board and Vice-President on the Fayetteville Housing Authority Board of Directors as a Federal Commissioner.