The Family Action Center has a diversified, experienced staff equipped to serve the needs of the community while empowering them to achieve success.
Dr. Carlos L Walker, Sr. is a director within the FWISD Equity & Excellence Division working for the Family Action Center. He has 18 years of experience as a substitute and classroom teacher, as well as campus and central office administrator. His desire as a director at the Family Action Center is to provide families and community residents with the resources needed to live a productive life. His personal motto is: “Unity in the community with a singleness of purpose, helping others to help themselves.” He received his AA in mathematics from San Diego City College, his BA in mathematics from the University of Texas at Arlington, his MA in educational administration from the University of North Texas, and his EED in educational leadership from the University of North Texas. He serves on several board and committees, including: Campfire First Texas Board, Girl Scouts of America; Generation Uplift; Unity in the Community; the REALE Oganization; the FWISD Racial Equity Committee; and the Young Men's Leadership Academy Advisory Board.
Charles Hodges serves as a Director at the Family Action Center. He has an extensive background in public relations, corporate communications and community relations, having spent numerous years with nationally-focused communications agencies and Fortune 500 companies before joining Fort Worth ISD in 2012. He has received numerous awards and recognitions from professional organizations, including: the Public Relations Society of America Silver Spur Award for the top community relations initiative in the country; the top international recruitment campaign award for Big Brothers, Big Sisters International; four consecutive “best of the year” awards from the Texas Public Relations Association for creating the state's top integrated marketing/communications programs; and recognition as the East Fort Worth Business Association "Man of the Year" in 2015. He has frequently been a presenter at local, regional and international conferences speaking on such topics as integrated social media communications and integrated community partnerships. Hodges earned a BS in Journalism from the University of North Texas, and afterward worked at TCU and the National River Academy. He currently serves on several North Texas boards and committees, including: 2-time president of the Breakfast Optimist Club of East Fort Worth (named International Club of the Year in 2019 during his tenure); East Fort Worth Business Association; Fort Worth ISD Council of PTAs; Early Learning Alliance Racial Equity Committee; Fort Worth ISD Racial Equity Committee; and is a member of the site-based decision-making teams at Eastern Hills H.S. and Handley M.S. As a former board member of the Dallas Chapter of St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, his favorite quote is from the hospital’s founder, Danny Thomas, who said, “Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It’s what you do for others.”
Nakia Cole serves as a Coordinator V for the Family Action Center and is responsible for developing and facilitating the department’s community and grassroots activities. The FAC is one of Fort Worth ISD’s community initiatives designed to focus collective impact efforts on the high-needs schools in the district that need the most support and resources. She is a Certified Autism Specialist that offer services and support for people who have some form of autism. She works in collaboration with stakeholders and organizations to assist clients with utilities, rent, hotel, trauma, behavior disorders, domestic violence, human trafficking and a plethora of available resources targeted to provide them with a hand up. Her personal mantra is, “Meeting people where they are!” She has a BS in Sociology and Criminal Justice from Abilene Christian University, a M.S in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Texas in Arlington, and is a Certified Autism Specialist-IBCCES She serves on a variety of boards and committees, including: City of Fort Worth Teen Court; City of Fort Worth Community Action Partners District; Unity in the Community; Generation Uplift; Beyond the Badge; and the site-based decision-making teams at Sunrise E.S. and Jacquet M.S.
Zenobia Hood serves as Coordinator V for the Family Action Center. She serves as a project management lead focused on cultivating strategic relationships with students, faculty, and the community that create collaborative, outcomes-oriented networks aligned with the District’s goals. She has more than 22 years of experience in education, including holding positions as elementary education teacher, elementary librarian, high school librarian, public librarian, Texas Title One Priority Schools Grant (TTIPS) coordinator, FWISD Leadership coordinator, and Data Analyst/Dean of Instruction. Originally from Birmingham, Ala., she earned a BS in Elementary Education from Miles College before officially becoming a Texan in 2001 when she began working for FWISD. She earned a Master’s in Library and Information Studies from Texas Woman’s University, holds a principal certification from Tarleton State University, and has also completed all coursework toward her Project Management certification. Hood is a highly accomplished education administrator with an extensive background in assisting schools in urban environments. She has been the architect behind several successful FWISD initiatives on the eastside, including health and wellness events, organizing book donations for Eastside elementary schools, adult enrichment strategic planning, the innovative Reading with Barbers initiative supported by the FWISD Division of Equity and Excellence, and connecting at-risk students and families in need with community service clubs, organizations and services. She has been a presenter at numerous local and state-wide educational conferences and holds membership in several professional and service clubs.