Glenda Perryman is a community leader, consultant, activist, organizer, over 25 years serving as the Founder, CEO and Executive Director of the Immaculate Heart Community Development Corporation, Inc. and a professional seamstress, owner and operator of the B&G EXQUIZITE DESIGNS. She received her early education in her birth place of Chicago, Illinois, completion and diploma in Mississippi. She received Certificates, Awards and/or Degrees in Business Administration, Nursing, Medical Assistant, The Art and Science of Grant Writing, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Operation Specialist, Home DÉCOR Consultant, FEMA Certified, IS-00700, National Incident Management System (NIMS), IS-00100 Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS 100), UMCOR Case Management, American Red Cross Disaster Courses in Shelter Operations, Introduction to Disaster, Working with Total Diversity, EOC, CEESD. TRAIN THE TRAINER, Community Organizer, Youth Leadership Development, Facilitator Training & Workshops, Resource Center Operations and NAACP the “Know Your Rights” trainings. Her leadership began in the small community of Benndale, Mississippi where her journey led to serving hundreds of children and their families. As a Leader and community organizer, she wrote and received grants from the following funders; Partnership for A Healthy Mississippi, MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, American Red Cross, The Home Program, UNITED WAY, WAL-MART, Camp Costal, Mississippi Case Management Consortium (MCMC), Homelessness Prevention Re-Rapid Housing Programs, Gulf Coast Funders for Equity, Gulf Coast Funds-Rockefeller, Mississippi Coalition Schoolhouse to Jailhouse, the Gulf Coast Funds for USSF Social Forum and the Mississippi Low-Income Child Care Initiative and others. She organized and trained over 100 volunteers and case managers providing service to over 450 clients, built free homes for 6 elderly families, repaired 12 houses, successfully organized and operated the first K-12 AFTER-SCHOOL, Tutorial programs and BACK-TO-SCHOOL BLAST(in the Benndale community), also organized the first George County Emergency Food Pantry that served over 1500 families in one day after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, 97% were children, grandparents and their families, she organized and operated the first George County Disaster Recovery Service Center Building & Warehouse servicing and providing to Hurricane Katrina survivors, they donated major appliances, clothing, furniture, repair & building materials, and miscellaneous to over seven counties in rural Mississippi and Alabama. From 2004 to present, she has received valuable trainings from Partners National, Statewide and Local. She travels throughout the U.S. States, from Mississippi to D.C. advocating for children and their families from social change to human & environmental justice, climate change and human rights. Currently, she is plucking barriers to develop a portable health clinic for her community. Mrs. Perryman is a 2013 WINDCALL FELLOWSHIP Alumni and a 2018 ACLU of Mississippi board member.