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9596931277?profile=originalIn 2012 Helping Others Pursue Excellence was founded.  H.O.P.E. is a 501C3 non-profit vocational training and entrepreneurship program.….


The vision was inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit of Laneesha Senegal.  As a low-income mother of five (5), Laneesha experienced firsthand the struggle of barely making ends meet.  Multiple nights without power and heat and even a shortage of food sparked her interest to start a business.



While navigating life’s journey, Laneesha started to encounter daily a growing number of individuals with the same passion to create a business.  However, in the start-up phase they too were met with many of the same poverty challenges.  For some it was the basic understanding of the paperwork needed to operate.  For others it was the challenge to generate funding to develop marketing materials or the technical assistance to access resources.  While they too were struggling to put gas in their car or even more extreme, were homeless, they each shared the dream to launch a business.


While growing her business, the No’s and the business rejections Laneesha encountered is what fueled her drive to help others.  Thus, to remove the barriers preventing other entrepreneurs like Laneesha the opportunity to realize their dreams, she wrote the vision for the Vision View Business Formation Center.  Vision View is now one of the largest and most comprehensive entrepreneurship centers in the central valley.  The motto for Vision View is “Where One’s Vision is Without Limits”


If you would like to meet or celebrate with Laneesha Senegal, we are thrilled to invite you to celebrate with us at our All Black Affair - Black Magical Award event on February 29th @ Smugglers Banquet Hall at 7pm.

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A young and driven jewel to the city of Fresno stands Inez Hill. Born and raised in Southwest
Fresno, Inez has overcome many obstacles and challenges of her childhood that has driven her
passion to serve others. Inez has been a powerful youth leader and mentor to over hundreds of
youth in Fresno for over 5 years and by only being 21 years old the impact that she has created
is outstanding.


Inez is a 4th year Psychology student at California State University, Fresno while also minoring in
Public Health. Her career goal is to become a counselor or therapist to at risk youth. The
beginning of her success is starting now as she does a lot of community service throughout
Fresno. Inez serves as a student leader with the Jan and Bud Richter Center for Community
Engagement and Service-Learning on the campus of Fresno State. Within the program she is a
member of the SERVE (Service Experience with Richter Volunteer Events) committee where she
dedicates her time to help plan, coordinate and implement service activities for three major
national and local days of service. Inez shows great leadership, and overall what it’s like to be a
servant to others with a pure heart.


Outside of her education life, Inez does a tremendous amount of work in her very own
community in Southwest Fresno. She has been an active volunteer with many organizations
such as the Community Food bank, Habitat for Humanity, Sierra Foothill Conservancy, Fresno
Unified Mentoring Program, Art of Life, and Shinzen Gardens. Under the leadership of Pastor
David (DJ) Criner, Inez serves as the youth leader through dance and mentor ship at Saint Rest
Baptist Church. She also serves on the board of The Saint Rest Plaza on Elm street as the
volunteer and kids activities coordinator. She recently co-directed the LIFT Conference at
Fresno State that brought together student leaders throughout California to foster the
development of the pillars of LIFT which are Leadership, Innovation, Fellowship, and
Transformation. She also was awarded as the 2019 Newman Civic Fellow and she recently just
received the John D. Welty Award for Excellence in Community Service for 2020.


This is just the beginning of her magical journey. In February of 2019, Inez was crowned as Miss
Black Fresno 2019 in which she exemplified black excellence through beauty. Being a part of a
beautiful network of women who are African American inspired her to be even more bold and
accepting of herself. She hopes to continue spreading her black magic throughout Fresno and
around the world.


If you would like to meet and celebrate with Inez Hill, we are thrilled to invite you to celebrate with us at our All Black Affair – Black Magical Award event on February 29th at Smugglers Banquet at 7 pm.

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Janice Sumler was born and raised in Fresno, CA attending Lincoln Elementary, Irwin, Jr High and graduating from Edison High School —Class of 1976. After graduating from Edison, Janice attended Fresno City College, transferring to Fresno State University majoring in Business Administration and Accounting.

Janice later became employed at the Dept. of Social Services in Eligibility/Out Reach Services and retired July, 2015 after 25 years of service.


Currently, Janice has continued in outreach services as Co-Founder of the Take A Stand Committee (2010). Take A Stand was created as an advocacy non-profit serving at-risk youth, engaging and implementing mentoring programs. Take A Stand hosts an annual Teen Summit for the youth entitled “Choices and Consequences”. Take A Stand also conducts monthly meetings engaging the community and providing many resources.



Janice is also the Director-Coordinator of the Fresno Juneteenth Committee organizing the annual celebration honoring the historical ending of slavery with the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation with over 5000 community residents attending.


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Janice is an active member of the West Fresno Democratic Club, The Friends of Allensworth. She also serves on the Advisory Board of Fresno County Pre-Term Birth Initiative Committee. Janice is extremely passionate and steadfastly committed to our community. She is the proud mother of two beautiful daughters, Jessica and Shurron.

If you would like to meet or celebrate with Janice Sumler, we are thrilled to invite you to celebrate with us at our All Black Affair - Black Magical Award event on February 29th @ Smugglers Banquet Hall at  7pm. 

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LaTasha Jones was born in Los Angeles, CA in a crime infested community that bared street signs that
read, “One way in, no way out.” The many years of LAPD sirens and helicopters echoed throughout her
sleep many nights in fear of who would be killed and/or arrested. Cleary by the age of 6, LaTasha had
already internalized that the ongoing police and ambulance sirens were a sign of trouble and not a sign
of rescue. Rather than succumbing to the statistical predictions, LaTasha channeled much of her
childhood trauma by writing (unpublished) short stories entitled, Little Girl Lost and The Exit which
continues to be a passion of hers to date.


LaTasha have been providing services in human suffering for over 25 (twenty-five) years. More than 20
(twenty) years as a Social Worker Practitioner in Child Protective Services, Emergency Response Division. LaTasha has also worked and advocated as a social work clinician in one of California’s crime riddled,political correctional systems. LaTasha obtained an Associate Arts (AA) degree in Medical
Administration at San Joaquin Valley College. She then obtained a Bachelor’s of Arts (B.A) degree in
Social Work and a Masters in Social Work (M.S.W.) from California State University, Fresno. LaTasha
have also completed, Intensive Child Welfare Title IVE training and entrepreneur development training.


LaTasha have effectively integrated her passion for women & youth empowerment, community
advocacy and leadership development in founding two groups that she remains committed to. B.L.I.N.G
(Business Ladies Informational Networking Group) and SPOT (Sharing Positive Opportunities w/Teens);
which is a youth entrepreneurship nonprofit program for youth.


BLING is a platform for women in business or aspiring business leaders to develop, grow and/or expand
their business. LaTasha acts as the group’s facilitator and has assisted women in global marketing
strategies. LaTasha has earned quite a reputation for her business model to incorporate
“intergenerational training” which challenges women to mentor youth in every aspect of their business
development. Despite been really busy with her daily servitudes, LaTasha made time to launch
Talk2Tasha Services which serves overextended six figure professional women to tame their crazy
schedules and balance self-care and mental stamina.


She disrupts any stereo typical false imagery that nothing ‘Good comes from the Hood.’ She went from
Section 8 to 8 forms of income and has become a savvy real estate investor, and two-time best-seller
author and absolutely love teaching others how to so the same.

LaTasha credits her ability to undertake more than the norm by the strength and direction given to her
by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who have blessed her with a supportive mother and husband of 23
years along with their three children who has unselfishly shared their parents with many “community
children” in need.



If you would like to meet and celebrate with Tasha, we are thrilled to invite you to celebrate with us at our All Black Affair – Black Magical Award event on February 29th at Smugglers Banquet at 7 pm.

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