Interim Executive Director
Programs and Operations Director
Frederick D. Bazemore is the Director of Programs and Operations at Experiment in Self-Reliance (ESR). Prior to his promotion to this position in January 2011, Bazemore was the agency’s Self-Sufficiency Program Director. Bazemore joined ESR in 2003. Bazemore serves as a board member of the North Carolina Community Action Association (NCCAA) as the Western District Chairman and serves as a board member for the Piedmont Triad Regional Council (PTRC). A native of Tarboro, NC, Bazemore earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Public Administration from Winston-Salem State University.
Integrity and Consistency. Having a great knowledge about the clients we serve and continuing to build trust and solid relationships through honesty and consistency has always yielded great results no matter the situation.
How I Motivate Others:
Always focus on the positive. I constantly motivate and encourage our clients to stay focused on the positive areas in their lives and to surround themselves with positive people.
The most important lesson I have learned with the clients we serve is “to meet people where they are in life.” Understanding a client’s current situation and offering a hand-up instead of a hand-out has always been an instrument that produced a positive outcome.
Be a dreamer. Only by setting my sight high can I hope to achieve my goals.