About Us

Executive Board of Directors (Voting, Fiduciary responsibility)

Terrence Mitchell, Chair and Treasurer - SNUY Oneonta

Rhonda Matthews, Ph.D, Member; Edinboro University

Fairo Mitchell, J.D., MBA, Member; Oklahoma Corporation Commission

Crystal Austin-Seymore, Emeritus, Buffalo, NY

Khristian King, Member; Emeritus, Buffalo, NY

National Advisory Board Members (Non-voting)

Bernard Bermudez; Bank of America; Las Vegas, Nevada

June Elkin-Baker; Empowered, Inc.; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Carmen Ramsey Ellington; August Wilson Center; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Felicia Gustin, SpeakOut; Oakland, California

Sharon Hill-Wooten, Idabel High School; Idabel, Oklahoma


Class of 2019

We have so many graduates to be proud of this year. I will start listing them here and if you know of more please add them and their parents or loved ones to the page.

High school graduates for the class of 2019, are, so far: Kioni Kearney (Daughter of Kianga Kearney), Taylin Rollins (Daughter of Tylicia Franklin Rollins), Sydnei Fleming (Daughter of Dr. DaNine Flemi and Mr. Travis Fleming), and Donovan Reid ( Son of the late Tonya Jenkins). 

College Graduates are, so far; Rosseau Beavais, graduate of the Africana and Latino Studies department at SUNY Oneonta. Rosseau is a Harlem native headed for the University of Buffalo graduate program. .

Join us in congratulating these young people. We will send out graduation gifts all summer, so add names and parents fb pages as you learn of them. We will provide as many gifts as we can. If you want to help, you can donate for a general student or someone specific. We will get it to them. 

Congratulations graduates. So proud of all of you.


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