Maxine Diggs is the Chief Executive Officer at the Personal Involvement Center Inc., a non-profit 501 c 3 organization with headquarters in South Los Angeles. Personal Involvement Center, Inc. affectionately called “PIC” is a full-service social service organization serving the communities of South Los Angeles, South Bay, Compton, Watts and the Antelope Valley.
For the last 23 years, Maxine has been devoted to PIC’s mission to ensure access to services promoting child safety, self-sufficiency and wellness to children and families regardless of their race creed or color. During her tenure, Maxine has been able to grow the infrastructure of the agency by implementing best practices, new technologies and methodologies to ensure accountability and improved service delivery. She developed the Community Fall Festival, a community event hosted by PIC on Halloween as a safe haven for children to enjoy fun, food and games. The Let’s Move Too, Health Fair held every 3rd Saturday in June to offer the community health screenings, activities, and information to reduce obesity, diabetes and heart disease, Thanksgiving Food Basket Giveaway, Christmas Toy Drive, Diva Program for girls 7 to 17 years to offering life skills training, self-esteem building, etiquette to combat sex trafficking, domestic violence among teens, and other community events to increase awareness and opportunity for the community.
Maxine grew up in South Los Angeles attending Main Street Elementary and Gardena High School. She graduated from Delano High School in the San Joaquin Valley. She attended Fresno State majoring in Accounting and Finance. She attended Prescott College and received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, attended Liberty University and received her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Counseling. She currently is working toward her Doctorate Degree in Social and Community Services at Capella University.
Maxine is a woman of great spiritual faith, married with three children, three step-children and her big baby German Shepherd, Barkley. She is a member of the Community Child Welfare Coalition, National Association of Professional Women, and Black Administrators in Child Welfare. Maxine has been mentored by some of the most renowned leaders in the community. She prides herself on being very transparent and always understanding it is not about self but others.