Community Maven, Public Policy Advocate
Maxine Thomas exemplifies the true definition of a servant leader in the community.
Accordingly, Maxine was awarded the 2017 Bob Dickerson leadership award in recognition for
her leadership, courage, persistence, and commitment as a RESULTS Grassroots Volunteer.
She is also the recipient of the Do Something, Be Someone Positive Leadership Award
awarded by the Saint Florian Leadership Development Center.
She believes that no one should live in poverty and families must take an active role in changing
Through her work in the community she is improving access to education, health, and economic opportunity by sharing her personal story of triumph. Maxine was elected by the grassroots advocates to serve on the International Board of Directors for RESULTS. Many media pieces have been written about Maxine's efforts to support her community, one of which is her great success in having her own Op-Ed published on The Hill. She is passionate and committed and uses her voice to influence political change. Through the international work of RESULTS, she maintains ongoing
efforts with her members of congress and elected officials. Maxine thrives to build bridges
between everyday people and our policy makers.
Throughout her experiences, she has learned that making a significant change can seem
impossible and at the very least takes a lot of work. She is continuously thinking of ways in
which she can impact the lives of people around her.
"Make a career of humanity. Commit yourself to the noble struggle for equal rights. You
will make a greater person of yourself, a greater nation of your country, and a finer world
to live in." -MLK
Over 20 years of experience
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What's the Buzz about Maxine
"A force of nature! A committed neighbor. A woman of power and initiative. A person of compassion and joy. A leader we're lucky to have."
Lisa Marchal, RESULTS Senior Associate, Global Grassroots (Indianapolis, IN)
News and Media
January 23, 2023
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September 10, 2020
IndyStar on Sep. 3, 2020, ran a story headlined "Another effect of the coronavirus pandemic: More trash at home — tons of it," noting that Marion County's residential trash volume in March was 18 percent higher than during the same period last year.
Millions of low-income renters are struggling to make ends meet. Millions have lost their jobs or income, and when people cannot work, they cannot pay the rent.
While it is great that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is declaring a halt to evictions for the rest of the year, emergency rental assistance is still needed for both renters and small landlords.
Economist Mark Zandi, as cited in a Washington Post article, said that tenants owe nearly $25 billion in back rent, which could reach $69.8 billion by the end of the year.
We see trash volume has risen since the beginning of the pandemic back in March. Imagine that number for families who face eviction and will be forced on the streets. The city will be in for a new crisis. Will we be ready?
There appears to be some bipartisan support in Congress to provide emergency rental assistance. This will help renters avoid an eviction "cliff" later this year, and for small landlords who still face bills. But the White House is stalling. We must remind policymakers that families cannot wait - we need another relief package NOW and for emergency rental assistance to be a priority.
It's time for Congress and President Donald Trump to resume negotiations now and enact a robust COVID-19 deal that includes $100 billion in emergency rental assistance.
July 14, 2016
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Representing Social Wellness!
May 16, 2020
7th Day Virtual Awards honoring Maxine Thomas
Today is our final 7th Day Virtual Awards celebration day in Honor of National Women's Health Week! Today we spotlight our Social Wellness Dimension, and honor Maxine Thomas and her work representing this dimension. Here is her interview with CWUW Board member, Victoria Ballard.
September 15, 2020
In this episode, you will hear how Maxine was humbled by the faith others put in her as a leader, and how it inspired her to intentionally build other leaders. Listen in to hear her story.