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Give back, not up.

Give back, not up is a mantra I developed early in my career as an activist, when I realized the invaluable impact a person can have when they decide to give back to the community rather than giving up on it.

The truth of the matter is, no matter where you come from, you have an active portal readily available to be involved in leaving the world better than we inherited it. If you don't know where to start, I'd be more than happy to talk to you about it.

Compelled to action.

I was raised by a Civil Rights Activist and a Community Organizer. While my friends were putting on sneakers and running off to after school programs, I was putting on my marching suit and headed to the streets (see the photo of my brother and I marching in Selma, Alabama below for evidence). 

Being an activist is defined in many ways, but at its core is being aligned to a mission, cause, and community that compels you to action. I am a firm believer that most of us are good, and born to do good in the world, but often times we let that sit in our hearts, minds, and thoughts and do not find what might compel us to transfer that into tangible, transformational impact.

My personal causes of interest are Climate Change Action and Environmental Justice, Arts Education, and Violence/Assault Prevention. If you have a cause you think I should know more about, then I would love to chat.

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Current project

The Culture Amp Foundation

Based out of Melbourne, Australia the Culture Amp Foundation's mission is to create a better world of work and make it more attainable. Through this project, I'll be working with Culture Amp to identify the ways in which we can increase the pathways to economic prosperity for marginalized people globally. We'll do this through:

  • Grants and Donations

  • Product Gifts

  • Skills-based Volunteering

  • Mission and Organization Evangelism

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