Community On Demand Digital Media Network
NEXT Steps Online Training Academy
NEXT Steps Small Business Incubator
Digital Badge & Skillcoin Rewards System™
The Pop Shop E-Commerce Marketplace
STEM Direct Youth Staffing Services
Meet The Founder
DANA JEWEL HARRIS
Dana Jewel Harris has over 8 years’ experience in U.S. Military Operations as a Logistics Specialist and 25 years’ experience in corporate and nonprofit C-Level administration. She has had solid career experiences in the real estate, entertainment, food services, marketing & advertising, construction, government, corporate and non-profit industries. Her specialties are in project management, strategic planning, program design, community outreach, event management, fundraising, and nonprofit administration.
She has served in significant administrative and leadership roles that procured $7mm-$2.4billion in revenue, sales and/or start-up capital and has provided administrative production for eight multi-platinum and gold R&B recording projects ($8MM). In 2008, she founded The NEXT Steps Youth Entrepreneur Program and raised over $450,000 in donations, grants, cash, and inventory (i.e., assets, property, and equipment valued over $100K) through her Atwood Community Garden & Urban Farm Park.
She invented two signature Community Involvement Growth Strategy (CIGS) organizational development model and service-learning tools called The ATWOOD Model and The Digital Badge & Skillcoin Rewards Micro-Credentialing System. She uses both models to teach youth and young adults (ages 6-24) how to increase their technical skills and apply their STEM++ skills to become young entrepreneurs and help businesses strengthen the infrastructure of their operations.
She is the recipient of multiple awards and a Mayoral Proclamation for outstanding performance and production of deliverables.
Ms. Harris holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management & Administration from American InterContinental University (Magna Cum Laude).
Our Service Lines
COMMUNITY ON DEMAND DIGITAL MEDIA NETWORK
The Community On Demand Digital Media Network is a marketing and distributions platform that integrates STEAM education, virtual currencies, cooperative marketing, e-commerce and flexible, blended-learning employment solutions.
NEXT STEPS ONLINE TRAINING ACADEMY
Our online learning management system increases STEAM skills in project management, business development, economics, event coordination & financial literacy through our Money Guide for Young Entrepreneurs curriculum and Community On Demand STEAM Education & Life Skills Development Game.
NEXT STEPS SMALL BUSINESS INCUBATOR
Our Organizational Development Team offers professional service packages for groups that need to convert digital credentials and community engagement strategies into growth opportunities for their careers and business ventures.
PARTNERS IN EDUCATION NETWORK
CoD Members create fun, connected-learning growth opportunities within our global gig economy to bridge the communications gap between the business and education communities and maximize engagement between all community stakeholders.
DIGITAL BADGE & SKILLCOIN REWARDS SYSTEM™
A digital infrastructure and global e-commerce footprint that uses blockchain and broadband technologies to create a unique micro-credentialing platform and talent pipeline.
THE POP SHOP ECOMMERCE MARKETPLACE
Our ecommerce platform and marketplace that is designed to promote, monetize and distribute the products, services and economic solutions created by members of our Partners In Education Network.
STEM DIRECT YOUTH STAFFING SERVICES
Our internships, apprenticeships and community-based service-learning projects provide meaningful work-based learning experiences and use film, music, radio, TV, gaming, publishing, arts and entertainment to help learners create digital and financial portfolios.
The CoD Game Strategy
The Community On Demand Trading Card Game is built upon a basic critical thinking and problem solving system call The STEAM Investigative Process (STEAM I.P.). It uses 68 employable STEAM skills and 270+ service goals (competencies) that are displayed on the front of each STEAM Education trading card.
Our Community On Demand STEAM Education & Life Skills Development Game combines STEAM education, digital badging, applied learning and the strategic game play of a trading cards to help young innovators and entrepreneurs strengthen their employable STEAM skills, launch business ventures and improve their community.
A Message From The Author
Hear the incredible story of Dana Jewel Harris and how the loss of her beloved 4-acre farm in West End, Atlanta, GA helped her create The Community On Demand Trading Card Game, her Digital Badge Skillcoin Rewards System™ and “The Money Guide for Young Entrepreneurs” Activity Workbook.
She is currently hosting Community On Demand “Play Dates” around the country. Book her now for your next conference, workshop, professional development or classroom training event. We work with all budgets!
The NEXT Steps Youth Entrepreneur Program is an award-winning intermediary workforce development program that specializes in creating community engagement strategies for STEAM education initiatives.
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