Director of Social Media and Business Networking
Behind the Door:
Cyndi Flanagan is the Director of Social Media and Business Networking at Open Door America. Like other difference-makers in the organization, Cyndi serves in an unpaid, volunteer capacity. Born and raised in Maryland, Cyndi is a Business and Art graduate of Carson-Newman University in Tennessee. She has nearly three decades of experience in career services at the Ringling College of Art & Design in Sarasota, Florida. She has been a volunteer with Open Door America since 2014 and a resident of Sarasota since 1986. Much to her delight, both of her grown "boys" also call Sarasota home and all three enjoy the Baltimore Orioles during Spring Training with the added tie to family in Maryland.
"I am a big believer in the power of constructive engagement and positive change. I view every day as a new beginning full of hope and promise. I see no reason why impoverished parents shouldn't be able to dream of better days for their children. One of the things I love the most about Open Door America is its stubborn commitment to ending intergenerational poverty through better employment, stronger families, and healthier communities. My goal is to help Open Door America do a better job of telling its remarkable story in the years to come."
From Our Blog
When news broke on March 13th that Maryland was going into full shutdown mode, you could feel the air go out of our ex-offender demonstration project funded by the Governor of Maryland. Seriously? Really? After a year of planning and hard work, it was all going to go up in smoke because of a pandemic? No way! We persevered! (The Governor will be very proud.)