Press release: City of Bloomington Safe and Civil City Director Shatoyia Moss Announced as New Obama Foundation United States Leader

BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – AUGUST 2: City of Bloomington Safe and Civil City Director Shatoyia Moss welcomes students back to school at Fairview Elementary School on August 2, 2023, in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)

The following was shared with the Bloomingtonian Monday:

City of Bloomington Safe and Civil City Director Shatoyia Moss Announced as New Obama Foundation United States Leader
Today, the City of Bloomington Community and Family Resources Department announced that Safe and Civil City Director Shatoyia Moss is among the first cohort of 100 emerging changemakers selected to participate in the Obama Foundation’s Leaders USA program. The Obama Leaders program is a six-month virtual program that supports and connects emerging leaders in the United States, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Europe, through a values-based leadership framework inspired by the ideals and legacy of President and Mrs. Obama. 
Chosen from a highly competitive pool of applications, Moss was selected to join the program for her work in community engagement and collaboration. Through her work with the City of Bloomington and her sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, Shatoyia brings people with like minded missions together to provide programming that is educational, engaging and empowering for the entire community. As Safe and Civil City Director, Shatoyia’s work focuses on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives, serving as liaison to the City of Bloomington”s Commission on the Status of Black Males and Commission on the Status of Children and Youth. Additionally, she is the City’s point of contact for the Bloomington Sister Cities Committee. Previously, Shatoyia worked as the Events and Athletic Director for Girls, Inc. and Indiana Kids, a mentoring and tutoring program at Indiana University. With Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc, Shatoyia has served as one of two vice presidents, webmaster, scholarship chair and youth initiatives chair. She is now ready to build her skills and expand her impact across public, private, and nonprofit sectors. 
In addition to her professional role, Shatoyia serves on three nonprofit boards of directors – New Hope for Families, IU Credit Union, and Leadership Bloomington-Monroe County. In her spare time, Shatoyia, enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as working out. 
The inaugural cohort of United States “Obama Leaders” is composed of values-driven changemakers from every corner of the country. Hailing from 37 states; Washington, D.C.; American Samoa; Guam; and five tribal nations, these Obama Leaders are united by their passion for building a stronger, more sustainable, and more inclusive world. 
“We are excited to welcome these 100 changemakers from across the United States into the Obama Foundation family,” said Valerie Jarrett, CEO of the Obama Foundation. “Our newest Obama Leaders are already making a difference in their communities and are ready to take their work to the next level. They embody the values of President and Mrs. Obama, and their impactful work will create positive change in communities across the country.” 
The Leaders USA program offers participants a unique and comprehensive experience, including a values-driven leadership curriculum, action labs focused on strengthening democratic institutions and culture in the U.S., community groups for fostering constructive dialogue in a polarized environment, and one-on-one support to help tackle some of the most pressing issues of our time. As part of the six-month program, Moss will convene virtually each week with the United States Obama Leaders cohort for interactive sessions designed to help them drive change by honing their leadership skills, building deep relationships with their peers, and engaging with thought leaders and members of the Obama Foundation community. Moss will also have an opportunity to engage with President Obama, participate in various virtual experiences and special events, including one-on-one conversations with experienced mentors in the Foundation’s global network.
To learn more about Shatoyia Moss visit Linkedin.
To learn more about the program and the individuals who make up the inaugural cohort, visit

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