Thomas Holmes, founder and chief executive officer of Powerful Visions LLC, is an entrepreneur, program director, community activist, motivational speaker, educator and seasoned professional with 25 years of extensive management, supervisory, results and service focused experience and community involvement with a stellar track record that boasts of exceptional leadership, training, recruiting, technical, and program development skills.
Thomas has managed complex university projects, facilitated Pre-College programs, coordinated state-wide conferences, program manager and provided training and professional development for a diversity of university communities. In these settings, Thomas developed core competencies in Workflow Technology, Document Imaging Administration, financial aid administration and technology innovation.
He founded Powerful Visions with a unique approach to school and community transformation through strategies developed from best practices which empower members of the community to embrace entrepreneurship and become active voices and participatory spirits to challenge the disparities that exists in our communities relative to the inequality of educational opportunities, economic freedom, unhealthy practices and the cradle to prison superhighway. By utilizing advances in technology, social media, and the power of the human spirit cultivate hope, Powerful Visions believes that their can be a clear path to transformation.
Powerful Visions believes that parents, communities and schools must take ownership to create a culture of excellence, climate of communication and mutual respect shaped by shared responsibility and sustained by trusting, collaborative, authentic, and respectful relationships. This is the social capital which emerges as the foundation to facilitate improvement strategies that are heavily embedded in comprehensive assessment, project based learning, technology integration, and evidenced based best practices. A powerful vision of 21st century learner and citizen is one that prepares young people for the exponentially changing global world by engaging the local community and the broader society to create and sustain meaningful, relevant learning environments and experiences for all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, economic status or gender. Powerful Visions utilizes an array of collaborative partners from the private and non-profit sectors and effective models that build bridges between schools, families and communities to provide authentic pathways for healthy development of all community members, especially those who are re-entering society from correctional facilities.
Rev. Holmes is committed to the community and serves as Vice President of Making a Better Tomorrow Foundation, Program Manager for the At the Well Leadership Academy, and former Program Facilitator for the Improving the Odds for Children Project in Asbury Park. He holds a Masters of Divinity from New Brunswick Theological Seminary, a Masters of Public Administration from Rutgers University-Newark School of Public Affairs and Administration and a Bachelors of Science in Economics and Accounting from Rutgers College, New Brunswick, N.J. He is married to his beloved Regina and has 3 amazing adult children Lisa, Jose, Simone and one truly gifted teen, Kyrah.