Lauren Kornegay is a Morgan State University graduate and currently works at Potomac Job Corps Center in Washington, DC, as a residential advisor. A Prince George’s County native, Kornegay graduated from Oxon Hill High School and then earned a degree in communications. In her role at Potomac Job Corps, she maintains a commitment to help young adults with backgrounds similar to hers through mentoring and support.
Since May 2009, she has been involved in the community through helping youth, ages 13–17, become young leaders in society through the Upward Bound program. Kornegay also served as a Girl Scout leader to young women, ages 16–18, where she encouraged a friendly atmosphere for them to come together and be comfortable, as women and leaders.
Kornegay is a cofounder of DIVAS at Potomac Job Corps Center. The purpose of DIVAS is to self-empower young women through life skills, womanhood, self-appreciation, and leadership. The main principles of the group are self-motivation, self-control, and self-worth, while embracing all women from different walks of life. Kornegay is actively engaged in outreach at the SHABACH! Emergency Empowerment Center and the Julian Benson Foundation, two organizations through which she is able to uphold her commitment to uplifting the community.
Kornegay understands her purpose and continues to believe in the power of her purpose, passions, positivity, and of philanthropy. One day at a time, she strives to change the world.