Through a career and life committed to serving others, LaTrice "Elle" Davis is a steadfast professional striving to make organizations and people better. With nearly two decades of experience in non-profit management, program development, grant writing, and staff training and facilitation, Elle has honed her ability to assess and create viable and results-driven solutions that positively impacts her clients.
Elle’s first love is for children - especially providing opportunities and increasing positive experiences for underserved youth, as evidenced by her work with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago. Her passion for improving the lives of children and adults was only fueled higher during her eight years of service. Being downsized only inspired Elle to grow her influence and led her to establish The Ellevate Group, LLC in 2009, an independent consulting firm specializing in empowering professionals by providing interactive training, meeting facilitation, coaching and fund development solutions. With a proven track record of results, Elle garnered a robust clientele, understanding what organizations need to help children. She used this know-how to help a select clientele secure more than $20 million in grant funding.
Through the many personal losses and hurdles that Elle has experienced, she learned that every obstacle can be turned into an opportunity to live a greater, fuller life, filled with purpose. Instead of allowing loss to overtake her, Elle began to share her story by encouraging others who were facing their own obstacles. Born of Elle’s challenges and her ability to rebound is her signature talk, Being Resilient in Troubling Times in which she has shared both in-person and virtually, providing participants with tools to utilize toward living a more resilient life. Her story of resilience has been featured on BlackDoctor.org.
Elle holds a bachelor's degree in Social Work from Creighton University, and a Master’s from New York University also in Social Work. Elle has previously served on the board of Reflections Foundation, the governing body for Polished Pebbles Girls Mentoring Program, Henry Booth House and other organizations. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and serves as a charter member of the Chicago Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter.
Elle lives in the Bronzeville community with her school-aged daughter, Simone.
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