Q-C Women In Action
Our Founder and Director: Tammy Vesey
Ms. Tammy Vesey was born on December 5 to Thomas and the Late Loretta Vesey. She is the seventh of ten children. She has 6 sisters and 3 brothers, 1 daughter and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. She was her parents first daughter to earn a high school diploma and first person in her family to graduate college. She has two associates degrees in Maintenance Production Management and Elementary Education and a Bachelor's Degree in General Studies (Business) and she is currently working on her Master's in Athletic Administration. Ms. Vesey started teaching Sunday school at the age of 14 and she has been working with the youth since then. She is an Air Force Veteran and she has traveled throughout the U.S. and Overseas. After living away from home for 10 years she decided to move back home and give back to her community. Even though she had grown up in the Quad City area it was not as easy to get involved as she thought it would be. The desire to help others and give back was so strong for Ms. Vesey that she decided to start her own community group, Q-C Women In Action. Since she has started Q-C Women In Action she has mentored a over of 100 girls, hosted seminars and she has taken the young ladies to Las Vegas, Atlanta, St. Louis, Memphis, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Cincinnati. All the young ladies that have been involved with QCWIA have either graduated and went on to college or they are still in high school. Ms. Vesey believes that it her responsibility as a mentor to give these young ladies the tools that they will need to be successful in life, she has often said "We have been entrusted with precious jewels, it is our responsibility to help them shine brighter." In addition to QCWIA, she is raising her daughter and working full time as well. Ms. Vesey hopes that the young ladies that she mentors will also give back to their community one day. She is also an recipient of the Jefferson Award for public service.