Jabari Crenshaw

Racial Justice

2016

Jabari Crenshaw was born and raised in Raleigh, NC. Jabri‘s goals have been to help inner city communities starting with his hometown. Jabari started a program called “Family Evolution” which is a Mentor and Education program that helps inner city kids have access to resources and information that will help them succeed. It is also in place to bring the community together as well and to collectively unite and bring resources together and help provide for each other. Jabari comes from a larger family and that has shaped his lens for social justice. Coming from a household of 5 siblings and a single parent, Jabari’s upbringing was very humble. He learned how to adapt to his surroundings at a very young age. In poverty-stricken families and communities, there seemed to only be a few outlets for young black males. Street Life or Sports life, having an education and going to get a college degree wasn’t the main topic. Jabari worked very hard and received a full scholarship to Wingate University and after two years of playing football, Jabari had to leave his university due to poor decisions. From those decisions, Jabari would rebuild himself. Jabari wants to make sure that the bridge to get young black youth in inner cities on the right track gets built and stays strong. Jabari knows their story and what it takes to succeed. Jabari wants to pursue a degree in early childhood education.

Jahque Bryan-Gooden

Education Justice

2016

Jahque Bryan-Gooden is a woke womxn on a mission. She is dedicated to serving others and embodies the qualities needed to be a catalyst for change in her community. She is passionate and committed to many issue areas that include racial justice, women’s’ rights, economic equality and educational equity. She is a first generation college student and recognized the impact that education has on both an individual and a community and aspires to enter the field of education reform to bring forth these benefits. Jahque holds the belief that all people are responsible for contributing to meaningful community development. She hopes to use her personal, academic and professional experience to continue to fight white supremacy and be an advocate for marginalized communities. In her spare time, Jahque enjoys writing spoken word, going for walks and traveling. Above all, she hopes that even small changes can result in lasting effects.

Tru’Leshia Newberry

Education Justice, Spiritual Resistance, My feminism is Black and my race is intertwined into my woman

2016

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