Felicia Chew Community Projects was founded by Felicia Chew in January 2018, in an effort to promote happier and healthier communities, through sharing stories, art, and wisdom, (including information about trauma-informed communities, and restorative practices.)
About Our Founder
Felicia is a certified teacher in both California and Arizona, with past certification in New Mexico, and past certification as an Administrator of Interventions Programs at the Woodland Joint Unified School District in California. As an educator of students from Grades pre-k-12+, Felicia has a broad experience of working with students, families, and communities from diverse backgrounds.
Felicia has experiences in public and private schools, with an emphasis on learners who are not engaged in the regular classroom. Felicia’s focus on helping families identify strategies that best support the student’s path to success translates to understanding that “one size” does *not* fit all.
Felicia engages with the community, serving on PTOs and Community Boards, including holding the former seat of Chairperson of the Tucson Police Department Citizen Police Advisory Review Board, working as a crisis responder, focusing on trauma awareness, participating as a CourtWatcher and Legal Observer, and becoming civically engaged in local politics.
Most recently, Felicia participated in the Tucson Sector Border Patrol Citizen Academy Class, and Felicia organized the Domestic Violence Awareness Series #TheSameButDifferent which reached over 100 people via Facebook Live. Felicia is currently working with the CIVX Project and Justin William’s, co-founder of Start-Up Tucson, building a movement to “Transcend Tucson“.
Felicia believes that personal and community responsibility are necessary for fostering healthy relationships and communities, for each of us and all of us.
Felicia believes in doing the right thing always, and living in the world, but not of the world. Felicia believes, as Whitney Houston proclaimed through song, “…the children are the future. Teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside. Give them a sense of pride to make it easier. Let the children’s laughter remind us how we used to be.” #StopTheShame #StopTheBlame #OurChildrenAreWatching #OurChildrenAreSuffering
Please connect with us for more information, and services available!
“We are each a piece of the puzzle of life. Without each of us, our picture is incomplete.”