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Meet Alicia

Alicia Joynes, a native of Salisbury, Maryland is an experienced professional in community organization, youth development and entrepreneurship.  She has over 10 years’ experience in serving the needs of urban communities of Maryland.

Alicia has dedicated her career to public service and women's empowerment.  She continuously strives to initiate change in disadvantaged communities.  Moreover she is a strategic visionary focused on progress and is building a legacy of developing and implementing public programs to facilitate guided growth among Maryland's youth.

Encompassing a distinctive gift in service and teaching, Alicia has a passion to serve young girls and women through empowering initiatives. With a pure heart you will find her teaching on, "Goal setting & Vision implementing," "How to get out of your own way" and "Small Business Start Up.”

​In 2010, Alicia founded Beautiful Butterflies, Incorporated, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering girls to be confident, socially poised and ambitious by engaging them in their communities, building their self-esteem, imparting social skills, increasing literacy and encouraging sisterhood.  Beautiful Butterflies, Inc. is more than an after-school program; rather, it is an organization for girls that seeks to nurture the total mind, body and spirit with an emphasis on poise and grace.

Alicia is a proud graduate of Morgan State University where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 2008.  In 2010, Alicia graduated from the University of Baltimore with a Master's degree in Public Administration and in 2018, a Master's in Business Administration.

In addition, Alicia is the principle consultant for ANJ Consulting, a boutique consulting firm that aids with the formation of non-profits and small businesses.  It is their motto to “make your dreams come true by doing the start-up work for you.”  In 2020, she started Virtuous Adornments, a boutique retail business that  creates adornments to inspire every woman to walk into a room with her head high Confident in who she is.