Chavonne Taylor is a South Central Los Angeles native with a strong passion for children and her community. Growing up as an activist and community organizer inspired her to get her degree in Sociology from the University of Southern California While in school, she worked as a mentor with foster youth at Crenshaw High School as well as heading a childcare program for Kinship in Action, an organization that provides resources and support for relative caregivers. She has worked with pregnant and parenting teens both as a teaching assistant at Thomas Riley High School and as a case manager with the CalLearn program at El Nido Family Center. Her experience also includes working as a teaching assistant at the Daniel Freeman Elementary school in Inglewood and as a program manager for Big Brothers Big Sisters at Florence Griffith-Joyner Elementary school in Watts. As a facilitator for the Department of Mental Health’s Wraparound program, Chavonne led a team of child specialists, parent partners, therapists, and social workers to support children in foster care, returning to their home from a group home, or on probation. In her role as professional nanny and as a teacher at Riviera Playschool in Redondo Beach, Chavonne learned the practice of nonviolent communication. Chavonne joined Echo in April 2018 because she is committed to sharing information about nonviolent communication and trauma-informed care with communities that have suffered severe trauma.