Initiative

The Building Beloved Community Leadership Fellowship

2017 Building Beloved Community Leadership Fellows

CBMA is honored to welcome this inaugural cohort of 24 fellows! These diverse leaders, leading and contributing to BMA work in Detroit, Oakland, Milwaukee, Baltimore, Louisville and Greensboro, will participate in a year-long learning community that will help ensure individual effectiveness and impact in organizational leadership within the broader field of Black Male Achievement.

Initiative Overview

Fellows

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Rashad Staton

Baltimore

Program Assistant for Youth Initiatives and Interim Program Manager, Family League of Baltimore

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Michele Hemenway Pullen

Louisville

Faculty, Early Childhood Education Dept. Co-Chair Diversity, Ivy Tech Community College

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Quan Neloms

Detroit

Teacher, Detroit Public Schools Community District

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Odis Bellinger

Detroit

Assistant Director, Matrix Human Services

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Mateo Blu

Baltimore

Founder, Director and Community Artist, Blu Art Foundation and So What Else Inc

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Ahmad Washington

Louisville

Assistant Professor, The University of Louisville

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Ashanti Branch

Oakland

Founder and Executive Director, Ever Forward - Siempre Adelante

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​Brandyn Bailey

Louisville

Youth Engagement and Communications Liaison, Louisville Mayors Office - Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods

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Carl Jones

Greensboro

Campaign Manager, United Way of Greater Greensboro

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Chris Bridges

Oakland

Lawyer, Equal Justice Society

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DeMar Walker

Milwaukee

Teaching Artist, Ko-Thi Dance Company & University Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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Deonte Hollowell

Louisville

Assistant Profressor, Spalding University

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Dorian Bohler

Oakland

Physicist, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

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Gerald L. Leavell II

Baltimore

Graduate Student, Maryland Institute College of Art

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Hailey Moses

Greensboro

Lead Garden Teacher and Volunteer Coordinator, The Greensboro Children's Museum

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Janasha Higgins

Oakland

Research, Evaluation, and Data Manager, Marcus Foster Education Institute

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Jareem Gunter

Oakland

Founder/CEO, The Man Book, LLC

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Lenzy Crawford

Milwaukee

Senior Impact Manager, City Year Milwaukee

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Markyshia Smith

Detroit

Director of Recruitment and Outreach, University of Michigan Public Allies Metro Detroit

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Monique Liston

Milwaukee

Owner, Ubuntu Research and Evaluation LLC

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Ronda Alexander

Detroit

Director of Corporate and Community Alignment, United Way for Southeastern Michigan

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Terra Leavell

Louisville

Executive Director, Canaan Community Development Corporation

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Walter Lanier

Milwaukee

Director, Multicultural Affairs, Community Engagement and Men of Color, Milwaukee Area Technical College

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