Today we’d like to introduce you to Morgan Linson.
Morgan, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I started my career in the health care field as a Nursing Attendant at the age of 17 at Country Villa East Convalescent Home in Los Angeles in 2006. I began my career at Harbor UCLA Medical Center as a Nursing Administrative secretary in 2007. While working full time, I attended Los Angeles Southwest College and graduated with my Associate of Arts degree from Southwest in 2009. I was accepted into the Nursing program at El Camino Compton College in 2010 but withdrew for the bereavement of my grandmother. In 2011, I started the program again and successfully graduated in 2013 with an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing. Still employed at Harbor UCLA I maintained a full-time position during both college degrees, and successfully passed the state board exam and was promoted to a Registered Nurse. With the desire to further my education I graduated with my bachelor of science in nursing in the summer of 2015. Determined to maximize my education, I returned to school once again.
Due to maintaining a higher than average GPA, I was able to double my classes to complete the program ahead of schedule. In October 2016 I graduated with a Master’s Degree in Nursing with Emphasis in Leadership in Health Care Systems. With great pleasure and gratitude, I am still working at Harbor UCLA Medical Center full-time on the Progressive Care Unit and part-time at Keck Medicine of USC as a Registered Nurse. Still, in chasing my goals, I became a licensed Real Estate agent with the goal of promoting black ownership in April 2019. In my spare time, I travel all over the world, 42 countries to be exact thus far. Out of all the continents in the world, Africa has become my favorite and most desired destination for travel. Every year I participate in medical missions in Emo state, Nigeria. With visits to Kenya, Ethiopia, Egypt, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Morocco, Tanzania, Namibia and Nigeria…. they all have provided me equal gratification. Through vlog, I have created a YouTube travel channel with the goal to kill the stereotypes that Africa is a place of poverty, disease and despair.
Becoming the founder and CEO of Mor Girls with Goals has become one of my greatest joys. MGWG is a non-profit organization rooted in the belief that all girls have infinite potential which should not be stifled by socio-economic status. I know first hand how it feels to experience bullying, have an unhappy childhood, deal with family dysfunction and take on responsibilities at an early age. My experience was difficult as a child, but I was able to remain focused, set my goals at an early age, and follow my dreams which is why the main focus is to motivate change and shape the lives of youth-at-risk girls. By giving girls the tools, they need to overcome obstacles in their life, a support system, and a connection with a group of like-minded people, any goal or dream can be met.
Monthly discussion with topics such as hygiene, sex education, self-esteem, coping mechanisms, financial literacy (saving, credit and real estate), mental health, etc, the goal is to promote awareness and understanding. In addition to discussions, free monthly activities are provided such as yoga/meditation, cooking classes, vision board parties, workshops, and training, just to name a few. With access to the right resources, I believe that all the girls can become empowered to recognize their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential. Our focus is for the girls to engage in self-love with emphasis on health, prosperity, peace, love and happiness. Exposure to international travel is also a very important component to enlighten their minds and advance their life experience. 10 girls will be taken to Africa in July 2020 totally free!
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
My youthful years were far from a smooth road. However, I was able to steer my life in the right direction regardless of a lack of guidance from my parents. I have always been a hard worker and dedicated employee, especially in providing care to those in need. Mor girls with goals has become my passion in addition to being a nurse. The struggles I face have been stretching myself to thin, trying to solve everyone’s problems and pushing myself to exhaustion. My remedy to all the fatigue has been traveling and making time for myself.
So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Mor Girls with Goals story. Tell us more about your organization.
The goal of Mor Girls with Goals is to capture girls at an influential age that will leave a lasting impression on the overall healthy mental and physical development into adulthood. We strive to build productive relationships and make a positive impact on each and every girl that we will have the opportunity to reach. The work we do with the girls is aimed at providing a holistic approach to solving some of our society’s biggest challenges. My sister Elizabeth Linson, has been such a big support and important asset to the development and the planning of Mor Girls with Goals. I am most proud of all the girls and their parents/guardians who faithfully participate in the MGWG events every month.
Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
I don’t believe in luck. I believe that everything happens in its own divine order. God has his hands in my life and in my organization which is why I have come as far as I have.
- Address: 552 East Carson St., #104-216
Carson, ca 90745
- Website: MorGirlswithGoals.org
- Email: morgirlswithgoals@
- Instagram: Morgirlswithgoals
- Facebook: Morgan Linson