I am happy to announce that Community Solutions has promoted Eboney Thornton to the role of Assistant Director of Communications. Eboney joined Community Solutions in 2005 as part of the Youth Development Team. She joined the organization after a successful two-year stint in City Year where she had been tasked with implementing a domestic violence curriculum, one-on-one tutoring, and creating and sustaining after-school programs and community service projects.
During her early days at CCS she worked on issues like preventing young people from taking up smoking, and was quickly tagged as someone who could input and track project data. From there she took on more responsibility and interfaced with all the teams at Community Solutions. She became Communications Coordinator at a time when the use of social media was just beginning to increase as a way to reach a broader audience.
Eboney is one of our organizational “historians” who can explain to newer colleagues how previous CCS work might relate to current projects.
Having been here now for over 17 years, Eboney is one of our organizational “historians” who can explain to newer colleagues how previous CCS work might relate to current projects. In 2021, she received her Associate of Applied Business degree from Cuyahoga Community College.
Eboney describes her job by saying, “I get to brag about Community Solution’s good work via social media and at events, and have the chance to connect the community to CCS,” adding, “it took me a while to get here, I took advantage of all the learning that was offered, and asked a lot of questions.”
Among other things she manages all of our social media accounts daily, including, but not limited to, multiple posts each day utilizing trending topics and posts based on daily news content that promotes Community Solutions’ content; and responds to and engages with our various audiences on social media. She is also the CCS event guru and assists colleagues across the organization in executing successful events. One of her new goals is to engage more community residents in our work and advocacy.
Her last bit of advice: try to remember people’s names and bring candy.