Philecia McCain

49 – Illinois

What Are You Most Passionate About?

Justice, Hunger, Homelessness, Women’s Issues, and Education

Who Is Your Hero? Why?

My Mother, she died at the age of 45. She taught me life lessons in faith, love of self, love of Christ, love for others, forgiveness, determination and resilience.

What Is Your Favorite Sound?

My favorite sound is a baby/toddler laughing. It reminds me to look at life’s circumstances through the eyes of a child and never forget to laugh!!

What Project Would A Laptop Help You With?

S.M.I.L.E.S (SistaFriends Motivating Individuals through Laughter by Encouraging them to SMILE) conducts philanthropic teachings to young adults on the importance of giving back. We work in high schools, junior high schools & also offer sessions for adults on the importance of smiling – despite past or current circumstances. Eventually, I would like to share S.M.I.L.E.S. worldwide. We also have plans to host a conference & expo geared solely for women in transition. The conference will offer workshops for women in the areas of personal and professional development.

How Would A Laptop Help You?

A laptop would be invaluable to us. We would use it for video conferencing and social media. It’s not always possible to get to a desktop computer with my busy schedule; but with a laptop I’d be able to quickly and easily reach more people on the go.

What do you love about this project?

I love that the project isn’t relegated to one particular area. It is more than an organization, it is a movement!

What Languages do you speak?


Given a choice, would you prefer a Mac or PC?