Ladies Under Construction
Ladies Under Construction is a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to provide leadership development programs, etiquette training and character development support to organizations serving school age girls.
Our vision is to establish a working relationship with organizations and groups who provide supportive services and programs to girls ranging from ages 8-18.
We provide mentoring and outreach services to girls in a safe, consistent, and beneficial manner. Our services include group and individual mentoring, literacy enhancement, and participation in volunteer projects. In addition, our volunteers provide guidance to enhance social skills, provide strategies for managing emotions, as well as improving communication skills and building confidence.
Aleanya G. Moore was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio by her grandmother in a low-income housing complex. Aleanya faced many troubling situations during her childhood including being a fatherless child, having a mother on drugs, along with not understanding or valuing her worth. During high school, she became involved in her school’s basketball team working closely with her coach Mr. Alto King. Mr. King recognized her potential and pushed her into a more positive direction in life. Aleanya decided she would be the first in her family to go to college and pursue a degree.
In 2003, Aleanya moved to Cincinnati, OH and attended the University of Cincinnati. While there, she was able to find herself as a woman and gain more knowledge and the tools required to be a successful and powerful woman. She got her start in mentoring with Girl Scouts of America, the Boys and Girls Club of America, and worked with at-risk youth. Coming from an environment that lacked role models, she felt as though she could be that person to give youth the direction of change.
After graduation Aleanya relocated to Indianapolis in July 2007. She worked as a Youth Counselor at the Marion County Juvenile Center. In 2011 she resigned from the Marion County Juvenile Center and began working with Indianapolis Public Schools as a Parent Liaison seeking to encourage parents support in their child's education. Currently she is an Admissions and Outreach Counselor for Indypendence JobCorps.
Dountonia S. Betts is a non-profit professional who earned her Bachelor's from Crossroads Bible College, MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University, and is currently earning a Juris Doctor degree at Indiana Tech Law School. She serves on several boards including Greater Families, WORTH Ministries, and "I Rise" Educational Learning Center. She owns Scriptura Grant Writing and Fundraising Professionals LLC, founder and director of NOT GUILTY!, Inc. Courtroom Advocates and Court Monitors, and Dance by Dountonia. She brings more than 20 years of non-profit compliance experience to Ladies Under Construction.