Marcel (Kariz) Martin-Founder

Marcel is an educator, program director, music producer, and social innovator with deep ties to the Baltimore artistic and cultural community. Throughout his career as a program director, he has serviced over 2000 youth via music enrichment programming throughout the New York, Maryland, and Washington, DC areas. He has raised over $250,000 for music after-school programs and recorded/produced over 400 songs with youth, from kindergarten to 8th grade.

Eric Hutson (COO)

Eric Hutson is a certified enterprise architect with over 20 years of experience in the information technology field. His primary skills include enterprise architecture, program/project management, system engineering and software development. As an expert enterprise/solutions architect, Eric has mastered designing architecture artifacts supporting organizational strategic initiative by way of aligning business, applications, data and infrastructure domains ensuring cost-effective implementation of said initiatives. His skills have been used for business transformation, acquisition, migration, and consolidation for national and global Fortune 100 companies, as well as state and cabinet level federal organizations.

Uchenna Ezibe (Associate Director)

Uchenna is an educator and educational administrator passionate about positively impacting students and empower educational organizations. He fuses a background as a teacher with over 10 years of experience in educational administration. He has worked in the United States, France, and Morocco as an educational administrator, project/program manager, and teacher, serving populations from pre-k all the way to students pursuing master's degrees. Uchenna specializes in the design and implementation of nonprofit and educational initiatives.

Yolanda Phelps (Senior Operations Manager)

Yolanda is a business professional with a versatile executive support skill set developed through 10+ years of experience as an executive assistant, management support specialist, and project coordinator. She has demonstrated capacity to provide comprehensive support for executive-level staff and excels at budget tracking, bookkeeping, and the management of all essential administrative tasks. With a Master’s Degree in Project Management, she’s assisted in the start-up and continued development of several sports gyms dedicated to training and conditioning young athletes. For the past 20 years she has served on the board of a competitive cheerleading gym working with over 60 athletes ages 5-17, teaching life skills such as teamwork, hard work, dedication and responsibility.

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