Grace Grows is proud to welcome Latashia Mayze-Brimm as the organization’s Project Coordinator. She will play a major role in the organization by overseeing and managing current projects such as the Community Food Planning project. This project, funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, will use a community driven approach to guide Southeast Gainesville towards better food access and food sovereignty.
Mayze-Brimm is a Florida-native, a loving mother and nurturing grandmother. She was born in Jacksonville, Florida, but she spent most of her formative years in Gainesville, Florida. She is currently the Executive Director of The Florida Council, Inc. an arm of the National Council for Incarcerated & Formerly Incarcerated Women & Girls, Inc. She is also a Production Assistant for Brooke Brimm Retreats and Culture Advertising & Design and a Community Spring Fellow. Latashia spends time working on two manuscripts about traumatic life experiences and the journey to healing through self-love- subjects that are compatible with Grace Grows’ trauma informed approach.
Mayze-Brimm believes in creating change by giving back and being active within the community. Along with her experience, she brings to Grace Grows her research on food insecurities in Alachua County and a tremendous passion for healing communities by addressing individual and community needs.
The addition of Mayze-Brimm to the team is a significant milestone for Grace Grows. As Grace Grows’ first paid position, this hire demonstrates the growth the organization is experiencing and in its potential for community impact. Her depth of experience, knowledge, and management capabilities will greatly complement the team at Grace Grows, and the organization looks forward to better serving people who are experiencing homelessness or food insecurity in Alachua County.
About Grace Grows
Grace Grows is a 501c3 non-profit based in Gainesville, Florida, based on the campus of GRACE Marketplace, a one-stop homeless resource center serving Gainesville and Alachua County. The organization collaborates with GRACE Marketplace and with other community and agricultural organizations throughout Gainesville and Alachua County who share an interest in providing resources to people who are experiencing homelessness and food insecurity in an empowering and sustainable way.