Keischa J. Higdon


As a Founder and CEO of Sisters Together Achieving Results, Inc., (STAR, Inc.), Keischa J. Higdon holds dearly Psalms 31:23-24 & 32:8; giving all praise, glory, and honor to God in blessing her in being a vital part of the success of STAR, Inc. To date, her vision is the moving force behind the growth of the organization. A native of Rochester, New York, Keischa is dedicated to the nurturing and development of young women globally, but in particular, those in her home town whose lives are changing by their participation in STAR, Inc. Such passion has not gone unnoticed: In August 2017, at the “10th Anniversary A.B.O.V.E. (Achieving & Bringing Our Vision to Excellence) Afrikan American Festival”, Keischa received "The Outstanding Leadership in the Afrikan American Community Award". On February 25, 2012; at the City of Rochester‚ 10th Annual Black Heritage Gala: Year of the Black Woman, Keischa received the "Black Heritage Pioneer Award". On August 8, 2011, in the Democrat and Chronicle, Keischa was the feature in the 'Women to Watch'. On May 7, 2011, The Rochester Chapter of The Links Inc. presented to Keischa a "White Rose of Friendship Services to Youth Award". On February 19, 2006; in Celebration of Black History Month, in the the Democrat and Chronicle, Keischa was one of "Rochester's Emerging African American Leaders". Keischa enjoys volunteering her time, talents, and expertise to assist other organizations in the community achieve their mission: Roland Williams Champion Academy, National Church of Christ Youth Conference, City of Rochester Clean Sweep, Breast Cancer Awareness Walk, Rochester Education Foundation, Food Link, Rochester City School District Career Day, Rochester After School Academy to name a few.


In 2012, Keischa received her Business & Marketing Teaching degree, in grades K - 12, from Nazareth College. In 2002, Keischa graduated from Roberts Wesleyan College with a Masters Degree in Management with a concentration in Not-for-Profit organizations. STAR, Inc. was Keischa's final project for her graduate work at Roberts Wesleyan College. In 1990, Keischa obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Delaware State University in Dover, Delaware.


Keischa is currently a Substitute Teacher for the Rochester City School District. Keischa also has 20+ years of Management experience. In 2010, she became certified as a Rites of Passage Elder from the Rites of Passage Youth Empowerment Foundation located in Miami, FL. In 1997, Keischa received a Public Speaking Certificate from Dale Carnegie. In 1996, Keischa graduated from the United Way of Greater Rochester African American Leadership Development Program. Keischa is affiliated with the North Greece Road Church of Christ as a member, a Sunday School Teacher, Sisters In Service Committee member, Senior Citizens Committee, and a Young Adult Ministry Leader entitled HYPE-C (Helping Young People Experience Christ). Keischa is a member of the Black Women's Leadership Forum, Prime Time Sister Circles, and the National Council of Negro Women Metropolitan Women’s Network, Incorporated. Keischa was a member of the City of Rochester Pillar of Hope, Rochester A.B.O.V.E., Inc., The Association of Fundraising Professionals, The Women's Foundation, Junior Achievement, and The Rochester Debutante Club Inc., from 1983-1985, she made her debut into society in 1985.

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