Events

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August 2, 2014 | LDL Luncheon

me_ldl_eventThe Metamorphosis Experience was a proud partner with Linda DeCuir Legacy Beautiful U Luncheon with Tanya DeCuir (LDL Founder). With a pure passion for the success and empowerment of young girls, it was a distinct pleasure to be able to partner with the Linda DeCuir Legacy Foundation in its annual impartation in honor of her mother Linda DeCuir, affectionately remembered as “Momma D”.

In a secluded room at a local restaurant, deposits of encouragement, value, self esteem and life skills were imparted into the hearts of young ladies between junior high and college. Metamorphosis believes in the mission, value and day- to day work of the LDL Foundation that not only empowers women to be whole and complete, but also are huge proponents for education. In honor of that, Metamorphosis proudly presented LDL with a new HP touch screen computer for one of its college students.

July 19, 2014 | The Esther Project

me_esther_eventThe Metamorphosis Experience crew had the honor to attend and participate in the 1st annual Esther Project Services Women’s Symposium. As a new non-profit it was a milestone and memorable event. The event addressed the media and its impact on self-esteem of young girls/young women aged 13-26. The women were from single parent households, and some from foster homes.

Alicia Cass (Metamorphosis Experience founder) gave a motivating perspective to those in the room who were gang associated, made bad decisions, were written off by people or made to believe they were no good. Her message to the crowd was sophisticated simplicity- in just 6 words she helped women under the sound of her voice take the courage to value themselves. She shared “Its Never Too Late To Change!” That sentence along with her personal story of gang involvement, domestic violence and returning to school GED touched the crowd on a deep level.

October 7, 2014 | USC School of Social Work

me_usc_eventAlicia Cass was a guest lecturer at her alma mater on the topic of abuse and how the Department of Children and Family Services responds to it. As a MSW having experienced abuse as a child, Alicia shed light from both ends of the social work spectrum. As a teen Alicia ran away from home and became entangled in gang life and street hustle. This special time of impartation gave another instance of her life and story coming full circle as she explained how a child from the welfare system became a USC graduate.

February 21, 2015 | USC “Women and Youth Supporting Each Other” WYSE

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Alicia Cass spoke to a group of WYSE mentors and mentees about the importance of staying in school and investing in their futures.

September 19, 2015 | Black Women and Mental Health Saving Our Last Nerve

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Alicia Cass “ME’ partnered with New Impressions and Black Women helping Black women as a guess panelist. Ms. Cass discussed her experience with trauma, mental health and taboo’s of seeking help within in the African American Community. The goal of the event was to hear from professional African American women on mental heath issues and to educate the attendees on the importance of mental health self care.

October 7, 2015 | The Dialogue Radio Show

me_radio_eventAlicia Cass “ME” founder was a quest on The Dialogue Radio show with host Starlett Quarles, Ms. Cass shared her experiences with trauma, sexual and physical abuse and survival of Domestic Violence.

I would also like to give special Thanks and Much Respect to our guest last night, my Sister, for bringing “The Real”. I am humbled by the God in you! Thank you for being a Survivor and thriving in your truth! —Starlett

October 30, 2015 | Pieces of Hope

me_pieces_event“ME” Founder Alicia Cass partnered with CEO Kandee Lewis of the Positive results corporation to present “Pieces of Hope: A Celebration of Domestic Violence Survival.” Ms. Cass was a panelist and spoke about her experience surviving Domestic Violence. This event educated, encouraged, motivated and equipped attendees on the topic of living beyond survival of domestic violence.

September 18, 2015 | Educational Workshops

me_ed_eventME was honored to host our very first educational workshop with Victory Bible Church of Pasadena, the Metamorphosis team facilitated a 2 hour workshop detailing the process of applying to Colleges, tips on how to apply for grants, student loan debt, financial aid, self-care and more! Special thanks to our Oregano Gold Sponsor Theo Fowls and Sweet Therapy’s cupcake for their donations!

January 18, 2016 | Gang Workshop

me_gangs_eventJanuary 18TH “ME” partnered with ServiceWorks LA. Alicia Cass facilitated a gang workshop to a group of high school students from low-income areas. From gang member to USC graduate, Alicia explained to the teens that they could do anything as long as they’re determined and focused. Many students expressed how their outlook on life changed just minutes after hearing Alicia’s story. They were ecstatic to hear from someone who knew what it was like to live in the hood and to make it out.

“I feel like the speaker Mrs. Alicia is very motivating and she really does make me feel like I will get far in life. From today, I won’t ever forget Alicia’s story and I will be able to make it to college. And just like her I should give back to the community by programs.” Student

I heard Ms. Alicia Cass testimony on how from being a drug dealer she is a USC graduate. This stood out to me because it showed me I can do anything if I just put my mind to it. The greatest lesson I learned from this experience is that my community doesn’t shape who I am or where I end up. Student

The best part of this program was the gang prevention workshop/Dr. Alicia shared her life experience that related to mines. I learned that the community is really affected by humanity but we can fix it. Student

One of the members from gang prevention had shared their life story. I like the way it was. Do not stop doing what you want because of others or yourself.

February 21, 2016 | USC “Women and Youth Supporting Each Other” WYSE

me_wyse_event1We had the best time at Future Options Day today! Mentees got to map out their futures, ask WYSE alum for advice, and listen to an amazing motivational speech by guest speaker, Alicia Cass! The future’s looking brighter than ever.

WYSE mentors and USC Students Carolina Cortez, Brandy Diaz, Maggie Deagon, Veronica Cazares, Maria Irene Bacci and Tamar Fleshler.

March 26, 2016 | Community Safety Conference
“ME” participates in the Community Safety Conference sponsored by the USC School of Social Work, the Tri-County Collaborative (Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego Counties) and the Trauma Informed Task Force of Greater Los Angeles. Alicia Cass was a panelist for “Community Voice” she shared her personal experience with gangs and community violence. The goal of the conference was to elevate the voices of community members impacted by community violence.

July 29, 2016 | Project Kinship

me_pkinship_event“ME” participates in the Orange County Public Safety & Re-entry Conference sponsored by USC School of Social Work. Alicia Cass was a panelist for “Challenges, Barriers and Successes to Re-entry” she shared her experience as an ex- female gang member. The conference had various workshops on trauma, cultural issues and the impact of trauma among gang youth.

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