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Meet The Leaders

Sana Arif 
Chicktime Washington Managing Chapter Leader
washinton@chicktime.com
(703) 303-9279

 

Why I serve a leadership role with Chicktime
Chicktime was the perfect way for me to contribute to a mission that is near and dear to my heart. While I’ve always had a passion for volunteering and have been blessed with the opportunity to support various causes, none of them have spoken to me quite as strongly as this one has. It simply just felt right to become involved!

 

When I first came across Chicktime on the internet, I immediately reached out to learn more. After talking to the co-leaders and attending one of our monthly workshops, there was no doubt in my mind that this was how I wanted to devote my time and make a difference. There is something so indescribably rewarding about being a part of the healing process for children who have been neglected, while working and building relationships with other compassionate women at the same time.

 

My passion and gifts
One of my greatest passions is helping others – especially those who are unable to reach out and ask for help. I believe my natural ability to listen to and connect with people has played a large role in this. I also have a knack for developing our current youth and future leaders, which is a skill that I have managed to hone after many years of working with children in different capacities, including mentoring and teaching.

 

Hobbies and interests
My hobbies include reading, traveling to new destinations, making a difference where I can, working out, spending time with loved ones, learning random/useless facts, and cleaning (yes, you read that correctly)!

 
 

Lis Jones
Chicktime Washington Co-Leader
lis@chicktime.com
(301) 925-3219

 
Why I serve a leadership role with Chicktime
I retired from the U.S. Navy in August 2016.  My military service provided me the opportunity to travel around the United States and other countries.  In all of my travels, I have always volunteered to work with children programs because I believe children deserve to have a safe environment in which they can thrive and be the best of who they are meant to be.  I have volunteered as a Big Sister through elementary school programs, served as a group leader in Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) programs, served on different community service committees raising monies for student scholarships, and I volunteer serving food at local churches to families in need.
 
Now having the opportunity to put down roots (so to speak), I wanted to get involved in my local committee and make a positive difference through working with an organization with similar philosophies and a dedication to being a positive influence to children.  I found Chicktime while doing an internet search for volunteer opportunities in my area.  After reading the “about Chicktime” section, I knew I wanted to be a part of this organization.
 
My passions and gifts
I am compassionate, perceptive, a good listener, and a patient teacher.  In my personal experience of working with children, I have found that an act of kindness, showing genuine concern and empathy can go a long way in having a positive impact on their life.  I live by the philosophy that “I don’t know what experiences a child may be going through, but I can be a part of giving them a positive moment in their life”.
 
Hobbies and interests
I am an avid reader.  I am currently brushing up on my Spanish and learning French.  I love to cook and experiment with new recipes, or tweaking old recipes.  I enjoy plays, ballet and musical events.  And, I enjoy international travel.  I am very close to my family, and enjoy spending time my family and friends as much as possible.