Charles Coe, Jr. is a little more than a six months removed from having relocated from Philadelphia to Atlanta.
Still, he appears destined to have an immediate entrepreneurship impact in his new place of residence.
“I knew early on that I wanted to establish a business and brand that focuses on providing children with a well-rounded educational foundation and allowing people to become the best version of themselves,” Coe, Jr. told Making Headline News during a recent interview.
A native of Philadelphia who is the Founder and Director of Philly’s Incredible Kids Learning Center, LLC, Coe, Jr., to his credit, is savoring the best of both worlds as the chief executive officer of C.O.E, Inc., an Atlanta-based, relatively new Human and Social Services Case Management Program and Training Series that Coe, Jr. launched just last month.
The acronym C.O.E. stands for Creating Opportunities for Empowerment.
A program that was established at The Power of Purpose Business Event powered by Blessed And Beautiful Beginnings Creator Celeste Taylor., C.O.E, Inc. received rave reviews, most notably because of its remarkable service areas:
- Intensive Case Management-individualized service plans including psychosocial, medical and behavioral assessments
- Clinical Case Management
- Life Skills Coaching and Wellness Techniques- Goal Achievability Assessment
- Youth Enrichment/Mentorship/Educational Development
- Community Development-multicultural diversity program cultivating a greater sensitivity for racial, ethnic and cultural differences. The establishment of community based programs that help to both uplift the community and allow the community to have a voice in the process while maintaining sustainability and,
- Corporate and Case Management Training.
By and large, Coe, Jr.’s program is presently servicing both the Philadelphia and Atlanta areas with the intention to make it a globalized brand name, he said. In addition, as a Certified Conflict and Resolution Training Specialist, Intensive Clinical Case Manager and Trauma Specialist, Coe, Jr. acknowledged that he’s afforded with the golden opportunity to work with over 11,296 individuals within the past eight years while partnering with organizations such as JEVS Human Services, Temple University, University of Pennsylvania Mother And Son Health Promotion Project, Drexel University and Champions of Caring, just to name a few.
“I have an extensive professional background and expertise in working with some of the most sensitive and high-profile cases such as domestic violence, homeliness, child abuse, abuse-both mental and physical, career development and counseling, LGBTQ, youth, parents who lose children to gun violence, infant death, suicide, HIV/AIDS, mental health, physical disabilities, grief counseling, severe and moderate bullying amongst several others,” Coe, Jr. said. “It was not uncommon for me to work with up to 260 clients per week with a barrier stabilization and success rate of 98.89 percent.”
Interesting, in 2016, Coe, Jr. was named Case Manager of the Year, an honored that attracted an array of local headlines.
“I often times find myself serving as a coach, cheerleader, and mascot in support of our clients, as we tackle a mutually agreed upon goal and/or objective,” Coe. Jr. said. “Having belief in someone is a very powerful thing and will have a very profound impact on the person to whom we are blessed to work with. This level of responsibility should never be taken lightly but held in such high regard.
“My program trains human and social services professionals, agencies, schools on successfully implementing the practices of transformational leadership through program training materials, workshops and client interaction,” Coe, Jr. added. “The ultimate goal is to ensure that our clients win.”
Coe, Jr’s educational background includes having earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Strategic and Organization Communication/Public Relations (Magna Cum Laude) from Temple University.
He also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Adult and Organizational Development (Magna Cum Laude) and a Master’s in Human Services.
His degree specification includes — but isn’t limited to — engaging in recreation for People With Disabilities as well as Program Development and Implementation and Organizational Assessments.
In addition, Coe, Jr. has become a fixture in specialized projects, in part because he also studied at the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University.
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“I aspire to inspire,” Coe, Jr. said. “Most importantly, I want to serve as a role model for other individuals with disabilities to know that they too can be successful in any endeavor they decide to pursue and that they just have to believe in themselves.
“Within the social and human services arena, I have always made sure that those whose voices went unheard, developed their voice and utilize their voice for change. I feel extremely blessed to be placed in the position that I’m in today, and this is just the beginning for me.”
And never mind that he’s a little more than a six months removed from having relocated from Philadelphia to Atlanta.
That’s because he appears destined to have an immediate entrepreneurship impact in his new place of residence.
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