"Are we prepared to stand up, speak out, raise a ruckus and insist our schools-all of them, from traditional public schools and public charters to magnet and community schools - live up to the promise of educating every child and replacing the prison pipeline with a pipeline to college, career and productive work." Marian Wright Edelman
Mr. Chaney is a proud Philadelphia native who graduated from Benjamin Franklin High School and went on to attended St. Augustine’s College in Raleigh NC and graduated with a B.S.
Degree in Economics.
He also has over 34 years of experience in working with youths and their families. I bring together young people and teach them the important of thinking before react to different issues in life.
JOCELYN HOFFMAN and her husband Tom have two sons and one daughter. They live in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Jocelyn graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from Temple University. She has many years of teaching experience and is currently teaching second grade at a private school in Philadelphia. In addition to teaching, she is the author of two children’s books; Emmy’s Amazing Hand and Emmy Goes to Kindergarten. She also sits on the board of the Parent Teacher Organization of her child’s school. Furthermore, she is a co-host for the talk show “Mom Talk with Monakee & Jocelyn” on Spiritual Connect Radio.
Monakee Marseille, Esq. is a member of the law firm Eckert Seamans. With over fifteen years of experience, her practice includes the defense of toxic tort, product liability, and personal injury matters. She currently serves as national coordinating counsel of an international manufacturer of commercial equipment. In addition to serving as Secretary on the Fam.Com board of directors, she is a founding member of Women in Community. This organization is dedicated to building diverse relationships amongst women living in Cheltenham, PA. On Monday evenings Monakee co-host a live radio show called “Mom Talk” on Spiritual Connect Radio.
William S. Ravenell, II is the managing partner of Ravenell Law. Ravenell Law is an Estate Planning and Eldercare law firm that specializes in guiding families through challenging financial and legal decisions and creating plans that ensure the well-being of families and accomplish cherished family goals. He is licensed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. His practice focuses on Estate Planning and Elder Care law and is driven through counseling-oriented focus aimed to create customized plans designed to meet the specific goals of clients.
Yusuf Jackson is the founder and owner of Spiritual Connect Radio. Mr. Jackson is a tireless worker and advocate for those who have no voice in society. Mr. Jackson is a Champion for Social Justice, Diversity and Educational Equity.
Samantha Korotkin is a Kindergarten Teacher in East Norriton, PA. Along with many years teaching experience she graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology from Muhlenberg College as well as a Masters of Education and a Reading Specialist Certificate PK-12 from Cabrini University. In 2019 Samantha was the recipient of the KinderCare Education Regional Legacy Award for her extraordinary ability to connect and communicate with both children and families and her ability to bring passion and purpose to the classroom. Samantha has also served on the Young Alumni Counsel (YAC) and was a part of Student Athlete Mentors (SAM) at Muhlenberg College.
Joseph A. Douglas boast many accomplishments:
Joe currently work as Impact Services Director of Workforce Development, which houses a number Reentry and Veterans Workforce Programs.
Mr. Douglas is the Founder of B.A.B.A. (BlackMen Assisting BlackBoys Alliance) LLC a consulting firm that specializes in Career Pathway Preparation and Mapping, Life Skills, Mentoring and Anger Management for young BlackBoys/Men.
Mr. Douglas is a member of the first cohort of United Way of Southeast PA and New Jersey's (UW) Philly Root Fellowship, and fellowship of grassroot mentors of young BlackBoys supported by the UW.
Mr. Douglas is a Mentor consultant for Global Leadership Academy, MLK, Mastbaum and Bartram High Schools; along with PHMC "The Bridge Intensive Prevention Services" program boys 13-19 years old.
Joe is a Career Planning consultant for Equal Partners In the Communities (E.P.I.C.) for the following Philadelphia Districts South, Southwest and North Central EPIC Coordinators along with being a member of the Philadelphia College Prep Roundtable, Black Male Development Symposium, Black Male Achievement and Black Male Engagement (BME) Community Member, current Assist. Sect. and active member of Prince Hall Grand Lodge of PA, Tuscan Morning-Star lodge #48.
Zena is the Director of Nursing with a company she has been with for over 20 years. Zena is not only the Director of Nursing, she also wears many hats. She has volunteered at Sturgis Recreation Center from 2003-2018 as the Advisory Board Treasure, basketball mom, mentor and fundraising.
Zena is a Licensed Real Estate Agent and Investor since 2006. She is a Notary, Travel Agent, and Life Coach.
Zena is always a person who doesn’t mind helping others.
Amberly Caballero is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and the Executive Director/Owner of Elevated Kids, LLC. specializing in the assessment, evaluation, and treatment of young children with developmental delays and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Amberly has worked in the field of ASD for over 16 years and has dedicated her career to early identification of ASD and the subsequent early start of intervention for toddlers at risk or diagnosed with ASD. Amberly received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Spanish from Rowan University in 2003. Immediately after receiving her degree, Amberly began her career working as an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapist for the Elwyn HEART program in Philadelphia, which ignited her passion for working with children with developmental delays. Amberly received her Master’s Degree in Science of Education and Applied Behavior Analysis from Temple University in 2009. Recognizing the significant need for developmentally-appropriate yet effective intervention for this age group, Amberly received a post-baccalaureate premedical certification from Drexel University's College of Medicine, a post-graduate certification in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health from Widener University, and clinical diagnostic training at the Center for Autism Research (CAR) at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) in the ADOS-2 (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition) to evaluate for ASD and help provide an accurate diagnosis to promote access to appropriate Early Intervention services without delay.
Dr. Ronald W. Whitaker, II is the Culturally Responsive Pedagogy Assistant Professor of Education at Cabrini University. In this role, he is intentional about incorporating culturally responsive tenets into Cabrini’s undergraduate and graduate educational programs. At Cabrini, he also serves as the Assistant Dean in the School of Education, Director of District and School Relations, and the Director for the Center for Urban Education, Equity, and Improvement (CUEEI).