ABOUT

Parents In Power, Inc. (PIP) is a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission is to advocate, empower, and assist parents with their relationships in the community and schools. The vision is to see every parent take their position of power as they lead, educate, provide, and empower their families to live a happy life. Our mission will be accomplished by providing parents and children with distinctive programs such as Adopt a Family, Success 4 Parents, Young Empowerment Society, and the Boss’ Parent Network. PIP donations will be used to serve our demographic of 40% of parents who live in low to moderate income households, which includes 70% free and reduced lunch program, more than 70% of single parent households, 20% of families who experience unforeseen life experiences, and support schools in the communities in which families live. Our impact in the community will be greater because PIP provides families with one-on-one resources, programs, leadership training, and a network and support system on how to build relationships and partnerships to strengthen their schools and community.

MISSION

TO ADVOCATE, EMPOWER, AND ASSIST PARENTS WITH THEIR RELATIONSHIPS IN THE COMMUNITY AND SCHOOLS.

VISION

TO SEE EVERY PARENT TAKE THEIR POSITION OF POWER AS THEY LEAD, EDUCATE, PROVIDE, AND EMPOWER THEIR FAMILIES TO LIVE A HAPPY LIFE.

CORE VALUES

IMPACT

NEVER QUIT

PASSION

OPTIMISM

WINNING WITH INTEGRITY

EMPATHY

RESPECT

Our team

Shareca Vallaire, Founder | Executive Director

Shareca Vallaire is a serial entrepreneur, educator, nonprofit consultant, and holds her master’s in Nonprofit Management from the University of Houston- Downtown, and a bachelor’s in Accounting from Dillard University- New Orleans, LA. She is devoted to advocating, empowering, and assisting parents and their children to live their best lives.  Shareca’s love for education, since a young girl, has always been imperative, allowing her to use it as a vehicle to excel in life! It is her life’s mission and has been demonstrated by working with children and parents for over 20 years in childcare, both the private and public school settings, and youth entrepreneurship. As the founder and director of her very own child development center, Success 4 Kidz, her motto is to “Partner with Parents for Purpose.” The same motto is used when developing relationships with her children’s teachers, school administration, and the community at large. It has proven to be successful as she is the proud mother of two young academic scholars, business moguls, and philanthropists- Brooke (Vallaire) Romas of Vallaire’s and Brice Everhart of Vallaire’s For Men.

 

Shareca’s passion for education allowed her to explore the many facets of the education system and granted her the opportunity to meet and build relationships with prominent leaders within schools and the community. While doing so, there was one common message that was repetitive and she could not ignore, especially after being commissioned by other parents, schools, and law enforcement, “Do something for parents!”

 

Parents are the primary resource in their children’s education; therefore, it is urgent that we create a support system that can ensure their overall personal and academic success. Having served in the public schools over years and witnessed the need to assist parents and schools in creating a parent partnership in education, many agreed to roll up their sleeves and join Shareca in establishing Parents In Power!

BOARD MEMBERS

Tiffany Townsend | President

Tiffany Townsend is the mother of three smart, loving, and oh so different kids! She and her husband have been married for over 20 years and collectively have a heart for serving people. She left corporate America two years ago to become a small business owner of Safe Ship Sugarland. Tiffany is the founder of Pack N Pour, a 501(c)(3) organization that partners with schools such Dulles High School in Fort Bend ISD to employ and provide a skillset of product fulfillment to students with special abilities. This is very dear and personal to Tiffany because she shares her own homegrown story by saying, "Every child I come in contact with is my son!"

Her most important job in life is being a wonderful mother to her kids, an obedient wife to her husband, helping her community, and a faithful servant unto the Lord. Tiffany works closely with her son’s school as an advocate for parents and assisting the administration on how to better develop relationships with families.

Elsa Flores | Vice President

Elsa Flores is the loving mother of two adult children and married to her husband for over 25 years. She is a native Houstonian that is fluent in Spanish and is proud that her upbringing is predominantly from the South East side of town. Her memoir is enjoying her off days as a child and going to Astroworld, the Houston Hermann Park, Houston Zoo, and the Houston Ship Channel to view the International and local ships go by. Elsa’s parents instilled in them the idea that "family is the foundation for life and should always come first" no matter what the situation! “The idea of a child’s upbringing should include the unity of- church, family, and school because this is the foundation of a strong mind,” says Elsa. She received both her bachelor’s and master’s (Nonprofit Management) degrees from The University of Houston-Downtown. Elsa works full-time with the local nonprofit organization, FFL- a crisis center to help women, men, and youth by providing educational classes to empower the individual, access to an on-sight Medicaid advisor, and free pregnancy test and ultrasounds for women up to twenty-two weeks of pregnancy. Despite her demanding schedule, She enjoys making time educating and encouraging individuals to motivate themselves to be their best while serving as a volunteer in several organizations within the Houston and surrounding community.

Zulma Lemelle | Secretary

Zulma Lemelle is the mother of two handsome sons, Nicholas and Noah, whom she adores. Originally from Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, she is a resident of the Sheldon community in Houston, TX for more than 20 years. As a graduate of C.E King High school and an alumni of San Jacinto College Business Management program, she is passionate about making a difference in the world by helping families meet their full potential and growth. Zulma continues to be a student of life by learning and passing on to others her knowledge, skillset, and experiences she has gained. Zulma understands the plight of motherhood, as she is a busy mom who works fulltime in corporate America and is also an Independent Consultant with Scentsy. As an entrepreneur, she decided to do something she loves and enjoys by sharing her passion for smells.

Warren Winston | Treasurer

Warren Winston is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Winston Worldwide LLC., the preeminent provider of innovative business and economic leadership strategies for organizations globally. "Doing Business Unusual℠" for over 25 years, Warren serves as a board member and business advisor for two global organizations; certified executive and leadership coach, trainer and international speaker with the John Maxwell Team; certified business advisor through Crown Financial Ministries; and holds several additional business and leadership certifications from Rockhurst University, Dale Carnegie, and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Celeste Marcus | Program Director 

Young Empowerment Society

Celeste Marcus resides in Washington, D.C. and is the managing editor of Liberties Journal. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania where she majored in intellectual history with a focus on European enlightenment and modern thought. Her senior thesis A Printed People: Journalism and Jewish Consciousness in Nineteen Century British Jewry explored the intellectual and social origins of the first Jewish newspaper in England. She has remained close to the nexus of journalism and intellectual life. In 2015, she founded Or, an intercollegiate journal of ideas for which she served as editor and chief for the subsequent two and a half years. Celeste remains active in her community by advocating, volunteering, and partnering with founders of several youth organizations to create change.

Brice Everhart | Chief Executive Agent | President

Young Empowerment Society

Brice Everhart is a custom men’s accessories designer and the CEO of Vallaire’s For Men, who was inspired by his sister to launch his business at eight years old to address the limitations found in quality men’s accessories and help young men “Dress to Impress for the Right Success.” As the 2020 Youth Entrepreneur Award recipient of the Greater Houston Black Chamber 26th Pinnacle Awards, Brice has grown into an accomplished businessman and leader, making him no stranger to the news media and publications.  His business acumen, skillset, speaking abilities, academic scholars, and philanthropic endeavors has positioned him to build very impactful relationships with some of the most influential people in business and the community. These relationships grew into mentorships, further assisting Brice with his desire to help other youth build their legacies, coordinate youth empowerment campaigns, start businesses, and use their voices through the program in which he co-founded and serve as the  Chief Executive Agent and President of the Young Empowerment Society (YES).