Alfreda “Freda” Stukes describes herself as a lover of people, multitasker, and effective executioner on behalf of communities and her clients. Learn more about her.
Greatest career accomplishments: I have received countless awards for my more than 35 years of work in the community and on behalf of clients. However, being celebrated by the belated former Atlanta Mayor, Maynard Holbrook Jackson, Jr., with the Phoenix Award and acknowledged twice by former President Barack Obama during his presidency, ranks high. Additionally, I was recognized by the state of Georgia as a high-ranking citizen under former Governor Nathan Deal and received a proclamation; “Alfreda ‘Freda’ Stukes Day” in the city of Atlanta on behalf of citizens. Being acknowledged is pretty cool, yet, I will continue to say every honor received was not for me alone, it’s for everyone that believed in me and worked side-by-side with me to ensure the missions were met.
Impressive stats: I support thousands of citizens annually through these programs: scholarship distributions, statewide health fair (all services are free), established mentorship programs in the Atlanta Public School System Emergency Preparedness Program in APS for third through fifth graders, and I host 25 citizens from Africa who are entrepreneurs under the federal government program “Young African Leaders Initiative” lead by Clark Atlanta University, which started under President Barack Obama’s administration.
Additionally, as the National Executive Administrator for the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., I came on board December 2018 and within one year supported the execution of the following national programs: January 2019 Leadership Conference (Oakland, California), April 2019 Legislative Days (Washington, D.C.) and October 2019 Biennial Conference (Atlanta).
What I do outside of work: I travel internationally, horseback riding, cooking, dancing, and spending as much time as possible with my daughter, grandchildren, family, and friends.