2017 Youth Hub Fellows

  • Melanated A.C.T. (Art, Culture, and Technology)
    Melanated A.C.T. (Art, Culture, and Technology) Venus Morris


    To heal the black and brown community through the production of high quality natural self care products, creative expression workshops, and the art of digital storytelling.

    Mentor: Desire Johnson Forté

  • Rooted in Richmond Cooperative
    Rooted in Richmond Cooperative Valerie Jameson


    Rooted in Richmond’s mission is to nourish and uplift the local community in a self-sustaining movement led by the youth of West Contra Costa to offer healthy and culturally relevant food and drink options that both employ and transform our lives and economy.

    Mentor: Alejandra Yanez

  • the Plug
    the Plug Ptah Asabi, Norman Weekes, Rasa Ostad


    We are a DevOps team building IT skills with underprivileged youth in San Francisco and the East Bay through mentorship that will enable them to gain employment and excel in the IT field.

    Mentor: Isabel Bustillos

  • De Gud Fix Phones And Computer Repairs
    De Gud Fix Phones And Computer Repairs Mathew O Abiola


    We create job opportunities for less privileged  youth in our community by teaching them phone and computer repairs skills, in order to keep them off the street,  avoid incarceration, and reduce unemployment.

    Mentor: Hadar Dor

  • The Custom Collection
    The Custom Collection Catrina Byias


    Our mission is to help women feel beautiful, self confident and be economically independent through the distribution of premium quality custom lace units.

    Mentor: Jessica Hammond

  • GoGetters 4 Life
    GoGetters 4 Life DeMario Williams


    To raise awareness of community issues that affect the younger generation by throwing conscious hip hop showcases.

    Mentor: Dave Room

  • Soup For The Soul
    Soup For The Soul Joseph Tsai


    Connecting communities to encourage the importance of diversity by providing a space to share cultural soups.

    Mentor: Ivey Williams

  • TipsiTaxi
    TipsiTaxi Emanuel Cook


    Pairs party goers with personal drivers to provide a cost effective, safe, and responsible transportation option after social events through the comfort of their own vehicle.

    Mentor: Bennie

  • WeCozyBroke
    WeCozyBroke Eboni Stallworth


    WeCozyBroke produces black influenced products, information, and events centered in self-care, empowerment, and self expression for LGBT youth and adults of color.

    Mentor: Brittany Hinchliff

    BLK MGK Destiny Iwuoma, Ab Banks


    BLK MGK is a collective of eight Black artists based in the Bay Area providing radical healing through events and artistic experiences. Our safe spaces bring together a creative and active audience on a tangible path to liberation.

    Mentor: Jeff Hartsough and Jocelyn Wong

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