East Flatblush Village, Inc. Is a 501 (C)(3) Not-For Profit Organization committed To Providing Support and Information To Low income and undeserved communities.
Meet Our Staff
Monique Waterman, Founder/Executive Director
Has resided in East Flatbush, Brooklyn for 36 years. She is married to her lovely husband, Eric Waterman and they have four magnificent children. Monique lives by the poem: “One Hundred Years from Now” and she uses this to guide her interactions within her professional, community and personal life.
Monique began her civic engagement by creating a scholarship fund for her family in 2003. From 2004 to 2005 she served as Block Association President for East 29th Block Association which comprises of 4 blocks. During that same time she organized the East 46th Street Block Association and also coordinated multiple community block clean ups since 2004. She served on the Community Board 17 Youth Committee in 2005. She also had the privilege to serve her community by being a Civilian Advisor for the NYPD 67th Precinct in 2005 to 2006 and currently serves as a two term community board member. She serves on the Parent Teacher Association for her children’s school (1st Vice President) and (PTA President.) Co-founded East Flatbush Village, Inc. with the vision of having a community center serving the neighborhood she grow up in.
I’ve been in the field of social work for 7 years and graduated from Queens College with a BA in Sociology. I’m also a licensed Cosmetologist for over 10 years and graduated from LIBS Beauty School. I love working with children and families and making a positive difference in their lives. I take pride in helping others feel good about themselves as well as making them look good in the process. I’m an avid animal lover. In my spare time I enjoy cooking, baking, doing hair, arts/crafts, interior decorating, fashion and volunteering my time to a good cause.
Is highly accomplished both globally as well as locally. She has been dedicated to her craft for over 15 years as a consultant in the field of social work with an extensive background in child welfare, mental health, professional development, program management and administration. Leverage with strong interpersonal and leadership skills she has successfully taught management teams and individuals toward healthy outcomes for themselves their family and their community, while achieving program goals, promoting community engagement and service excellence. She is energetic, creative, and goal-oriented with a genuine passion for supporting children and families. Her skill set is in conceptualizing, designing, implementing and networking with the community, City and State governmental agencies to foster positive working alliances and changes within the work community. She has a well-rounded background in supporting progressive organizations in optimizing performance, best practices, as well as managing staff development and growth. She works very intimately with survivors of trauma through workshops, conferences, one-on-ones and art therapy. She collaborated with renowned organizations such as the Mayor’s Office to Combat Family Violence and National Association of Social Work Annual Conference.
In an effort to compliment her career she is trained in Post-Partum Doula and Birth Doula in 2014 to 2015. She graduated with her Bachelors in Psychology from Norfolk State University in 2000 and continued higher education at Audrey Cohen (Metropolitan of New York) and obtain a Master’s in Public Administration in Human Services in 2003. She published articles on intersections between substance abuse and intimate partner violence for the Administration for Children Services’ Clinical Consultation Program.
“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves” by Dalai lama is a snapshot of her career journey.