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L.A. County Department of Arts and Culture–Senior Project Consultant, helping to design and manage the growing portfolio of equity-centered, arts-based youth development and workforce development work for the County of Los Angeles.
Liberty Hill Foundation/L.A. County Department of Probation–Lead Capacity Builder in an innovative Public/Private Partnership to build capacity of community organizations serving the county’s most vulnerable, systems-involved youth and families.
The Kinsey Foundation for Art and Culture–Education and Engagement Consultant and Organizational Strategy Consultant for the internationally recognized Kinsey African American Art and History Collection.
Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network–Researcher/Writer, documenting the model, history, and impact of this innovative L.A.-based arts justice network.
Museum of African American Art–Senior Grant Writer for one of the oldest African American art museums in the nation.
Initiatives, Programs, & Projects
|One City Youth Initiative | A collective impact initiative, bringing together city government agencies, youth-serving community-based organizations and community leaders to define and work towards shared health, workforce, academic, safety and family-strengthening outcomes.|
Youth Leadership & Workforce Development
|Youth Outreach Coordinators | Leadership program for young adults from marginalized communities to use their relational and navigational capital in service to the communities and city they come from.|
|Teens of Distinction (now Teen Council Program)| Award-winning year-round, system-wide youth development/workforce development program for high-achieving teens at DC Public Library|
|Summer Youth Employment Program | DC Public Library’s system-wide, summer employment program for all DC teens|
Youth Media & Teen Community Knowledge Management
|Youth202 | The first youth-produced, youth-maintained, and youth-centered city-wide information resource in Washington DC, which includes a Twitter feed, website, and radio program|
|Rip This Runway | A teen fashion design “Project Runway-esque” event with author/designer Carmen Webber, utilizing public library book collections and community donated materials.|
|Your Story Has a Home Here | Award-winning portrait photography and oral history project, connecting teens and the homeless|