Calisa Emerson is the Development and Marketing/Communications Assistant at REACH Riverside in Wilmington. She previously worked in the Finance Department at the Delaware Community Foundation where she served as the Gift Administrator (accounts receivable), Accounts Payable Associate, and Accounting Associate.

Calisa graduated from Hodgson Vo-Tech High School with a concentration in Business Technology. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Delaware State University, then attended for two more years to receive her Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance in 2014.

Because of a passion and love for children, Calisa is a member of the Board of Directors for The 21st Century Fund for Delaware’s Children, and she volunteers for Kind to Kids and Kids Runway for Research. She is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated – Zeta Omega Chapter, an international service organization that supports the New Castle County community and encourages education with its mission “to provide service to all mankind.”

Calisa was on the track and field teams in high school, college, and even in her first year of graduate school. Now her passions are her young son, reading, photography & graphics, music, family & friends, and assisting her mother and her ministry.