My name is Barbara J. Brooks, PhD, M.S.W. My skills and areas of expertise include social work and education. My professional title is President at R.A.M.A.L. Educational & Social Services, Inc., which specializes in social services and education. I received my Doctorate in social work from the University of Michigan. I am currently very involved with R.A.M.A.L. "Reach, Aim, Motivate and Lead", a 501(c)(3)tax-exempt non-profit organization. Our Mission Statement is "To provide information, training, and life coaching which will empower, inspire and motivate individuals to improve their lives and the community in which they live." The R.A.M.A.L. Educational and Social Services, Inc. was incorporated March 2009 and received tax-exempt status September, 2009. The Board of Directors are certified teachers, social workers, guidance counselors and business persons. "Six essential qualities that are the key to success: Sincerity, personal integrity, humility, courtesy, wisdom, charity," by Dr. William Menninger. These are beliefs we hold dear and close to everything we do. We advocate social services for the unemployed, unhealthy, frail, senior citizens, homeless, uneducated and those who are reluctant to apply for services and benefits; assist citizens to access local, state and federal services. Age nor gender are our criteria, only those whom we can assist. Please visit our website at http://ramalservices.org to learn more about this organization that I am so passionate about and see if it can help you or someone you know. Make a difference in the lives of those who need the most! My hobbies and interests include gardening, reading, attending Jacksonville Jaguars games. I am drawn to and passionate about charitable organizations such as R.A.M.A.L.