Sherica Douglas: Changing the game by choosing to serve

GameChangers 2022: Honoring people who are making a difference in communities of color
Sherica Douglas
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Sherica Douglas is a true example of do what you love, and the rest will follow.

She works for Chosen 300 Ministries in Philadelphia, a group that believes in unifying people for the greater good and helps distribute meals to people experiencing homelessness.

“I love the work that I do,” she said. “Then again, I don't see it as work.”

Douglas has a dual degree in toxicology and infectious diseases. She took a break from that career path and started volunteering with Chosen 300 about seven years ago. Then, a leadership position opened up.

“I led a couple of their overseas missions, like to Jamaica. In March 2020, I did Haiti with them,” she recalled.

Chosen 300’s executive director had to actually persuade Douglas to take a vacation.

“It’s more of a hobby, more than a work for me. So when he says ‘take a break,’ I’m like, take a break from what?”

After Douglas left corporate America, she never looked back. She knew that serving others is what she was meant to do.

“I just knew there was more for me to do and more than I wanted to do. And Chosen 300 just gave me that avenue where I can use my gifts, use my passion, and still serve.”

During Black History Month, KYW Newsradio’s GameChangers honors 10 individuals or organizations that have made a significant, positive impact in communities of color in the greater Philadelphia region. KYW community affairs reporter Racquel Williams will host an evening honoring this year’s awardees on Feb. 24. View a full list of 2022 honorees below.