Laila Bradford is not only a loving wife and mother of two, but also a behind-the-scenes activist in her community. Laila works as the Apple Server Administrator for the CHCCS District. When Laila is not working for the school, she is planning, organizing, and decorating. She loves making jewelry. For over 20 years she has been an event planner from weddings to fundraisers. Laila is involved in Community Connections, The Hannah Ruth Foundation, and the Single Mom Ministry.
Laila is a strong advocate for the kids and parents in her community. She promotes the importance of technology use in classrooms and at home. Laila opens her home on Tuesdays and Thursdays for students for technology resources, mentoring, and study hall. Laila is the founder of the annual Back To School Book Bag Drive servicing over 75 families a year. She is also the founder of Creative S.W.A.G (Sisters With A Goal).
She has been a Den Mother to the Elliott Woods community for 17 years and organized Creative S.W.A.G. in 2010. This organization of 15 youth girls (from elementary - high school) focuses on building community and individuality through exposure to different experiences and obtaining personal goals. This group of girls have created a powerful sisterhood that supports and encourages each other. The youth girls meet weekly for projects and outreach programs. Some activities include participating in the Moral March, visiting the Nelson Mandela Exhibit and the American Dance Festival, as well as an educational trip to the NC Outer Banks.
Many in the community call Laila "Mommy Laila", which is exactly what she is. Laila is a comforter and nurturer. Laila is a strong believer in having a servant heart and to give freely.