Arnetta Patrice Scruggs is a Fort Wayne, Indiana native. She attended and graduated from Tennessee State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and minor in Mass Communications. In July 2011, she received her Master’s Degree at IUPUI School of Social Work.
Ms. Scruggs has had the opportunity to serve at various nonprofit and youth-centered organizations in various capacities, including project management, program implementation, Pro Bono services, and college/career readiness. She presently serves at the Indianapolis Urban League as the Project Ready Program Coordinator for Warren Township Schools.
Ms. Scruggs is also an accomplished entrepreneur, as she is the CEO of her own event coordinating business, “Chosen One Productions.” and Executive Director of the Bloom Project, Inc, which was named after her grandfather, the late Ezell Stephens. Through her event coordination, she has managed various weddings, parties, family reunions, youth conferences, and charity events. The Bloom Project, Inc. is a result of Ms. Scruggs’ passion of working with young people and finding opportunities for them to develop in their leadership through mentoring and community service. This journey began in 2011, where she hosted “Kings Feast”, a program to mold and empower young men between the ages of 13-18 into leaders in the community. The goal was to connect these young leaders to professional males in various career fields to develop connections and opportunities.
Ms. Scruggs is an active member of Alpha Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., serves as the Chapter’s Hostess and an honorary Co-Chair of #CAP (College Application Process) program.
Ms. Scruggs hard work and determination has caught the attention of many and she has had the opportunity to receive the following awards: Champions of Diversity Award, IBJ Forty Under 40 Award Recipient, Ivy League Outstanding Transfer Soror, Marion County Bar Association Service Award, Omega Psi Phi Citizen of the Year, Indiana Commission on the Social Status of Black Males Service, NCAA Community Service Champion, Steward Speakers Recognition.