Leading from behind the Movement.



The Class of 2016 ten-week Young Entrepreneurship Project was held at Weeksville Heritage Center. Two are in the funding stages of their enterprises. 


2016 Fellows
Matthew Adetimirin, Klucose Application
Quashaun Jones, Elite Entertainment
Kareem Bethea, Artist


2020 Fellows
Applications opening in Summer. Sign-up to stay informed. 


Senior Leadership

The leadership creates and manages the organizations strategic plan and projects.


Micah Owino
Managing Director

Michael Partis
Research Director

Brian Cunningham
Operating Director


Ana Armstrong
Finance Coach/ ActingTreasurer



Advisory Team

The advisory board supports the organization's leadership with important resources: financial, directional, and intellectual.


Anita Romero-Warren
The Clemente

Julie Strum

Jose Calderon
Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone

Gavaskar Reid
NYC Department of Education

Maureen O'Brien
Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Marlon Samuels
TD Bank