District Staff

James WIlliams – Executive Director

James Williams – Executive Director, Nu Gamma Lambda Chapter – Glassboro, NJ

Bro. James C. Williams IV is a Spring 2004 initiate by way of Epsilon Zeta Chapter seated Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, NC.  Bro. Williams graduated with Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology and went on to obtain his Master’s of Science in Criminal Justice.

Bro. Williams has served in several capacities within our fraternity. To include chapter Vice President (College and Alumni level), Associate Area Director, Chief Dean and others. During his time in Alpha, Bro. Williams has remained active in Alpha South, Midwest, East and West.

Bro. Williams will serve as the District Executive Director and as such assist in the staffing and day to day operations of our state.

Karlos Nichols – Secretary

Karlos Nichols – Secretary, Alpha Alpha Lamba Chapter – Newark, NJ

Karlos A. Nichols is a native of Memphis TN. Bro. Nichols is an alum of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC, receiving a certification in Musical Theatre Performance Technique. He also holds a BFA degree from The New School University of NYC, a MS Degree in Education from Walden University, and a MA in Homiletics and Worship from Union Theological Seminary at Columbia University in NYC. Currently, he is pursuing an Ed.D. from Delaware State University.

Karlos is an active member of Alpha Alpha Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated in Newark, NJ, where he was initiated.

Bro. Nichols’s scholarship interrogates the intersections of religion, education, and policy in the lives of black children. His philosophy is that education and religious influence serve as grounding for all policies that impact the lives of black children.

Bro. Nichols has experience as an educator, associate pastor, executive director, and fundraiser for multiple organizations over his 20-year career in non-profit administration. In 2015, Bro. Nichols launched Memphis, TN’s largest public elementary school dance and theatre program which serves over 600 students weekly. He continues to consult K-12 schools and Universities on curriculum design and program implementation for inclusive pedagogical practices throughout the country.

Bro. Nichols is a two-time Billboard Top 40 Gospel Debut charting artist. His first project “Live in Memphis: Hope” remained on the airplay charts for more than two years.  In 2019, in partnership with IndieBlu music (part of Entertainment One), he released his second project “Be Alright’ on all digital media outlets, which debuted in the top 20 iTunes Gospel sales and received over 30,000 streams within the first 30 days.

Bro. Nichols is the Inaugural Rooke Chapel Gospel Fellow at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania. He continues to serve on multiple boards and is the Director of Initiatives for the iROCK Young Adult Division of The National Baptist Convention USA, Inc.

Terrence Meekins – Assistant Secretary

Terrence Meekins – Assistant Secretary, Phi Theta – Stevens Institute of Technology

Bro. Terrence Meekins grew up in Sicklerville New Jersey and is a fervent worker of the brotherhood. He is currently the Chapter President of the Phi Theta Chapter located at Stevens Institute of Technology where he was initiated Spring 2021. He also holds positions in his Chapter such as the Associate Editor of the Sphinx and Chapter Historian.

Bro Meekins is currently enrolled at Stevens Institute of Technology where he pursues a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. He is very involved on Campus holding positions such as Residential Assistant and Programs Chair for the National Society of Black Engineers. Additionally, Bro Meekins is a member of Stevens Cooperational Opportunity Program, a 5-year program where he takes semesters off of class to pursue internships at professional companies. He has done two Co-ops, one at PowerCon Associates LLC, and another at WB Engineering both as electrical engineers.

Doyal Siddell - Treasurer
Doyal Siddell – Treasurer

Doyal Siddell – Treasurer, Zeta Iota Lambda – Trenton, NJ

Brother Doyal Siddell is a ZIL Chapter Member. He is a recently retired educator, who worked the past six years at Marion P. Thomas Charter High School in Newark, New Jersey, where he taught Financial Literacy and also served as the school’s FACE. His life work includes a variety of communications roles for the State of New Jersey and teaching Marketing classes full time at the community college level in Wisconsin and Indiana.

Sherlock Dow – Area 1 Director

Sherlock Dow – Area I Director, Zeta Nu Lambda – Plainfield, NJ

Bro. Sherlock Dow serves as Area 1 Director for NJAAPAC as well as President for Zeta Nu Lambda Chapter in Plainfield, New Jersey. He was initiated into Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated through the Iota Rho Chapter in the Fall of 1992.  He was born in Georgetown, Guyana and moved to the United States as a young boy in 1980 with his family. Bro. Dow studied at Rutgers University where he discovered his passion for information technology. He has served as an executive leader in the IT industry for more than 25 years, and works to encourage others to discover their own passion in S.T.E.A.M. through his volunteerism and mentorship.

In addition to his corporate leadership roles, Bro. Dow possess an entrepreneurial spirit founding both for-profit and non-profit companies. He is a past board member of 100 Black Men of New Jersey, served as National Fathers Auxiliary Chair for Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated, and is a 10-year mentor/volunteer for New Jersey Special Olympics. Bro. Dow is married to Soror Dr. Shae-Brie Dow (AKA) and is the devoted father to his four children and loving grandfather to his three grandsons.

Shawn’te Harvell – Area II Director

Shawn’te Harvell – Area II Director, Zeta Iota Lambda, Trenton, NJ

Bro. Shawn’te C.R. Harvell, a native of Newark, NJ who was raised in Bound Brook, N.J., was initiated into Zeta Iota Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. An active member, Bro. Harvell has served ZIL in many capacities, including serving as Historian and as a member of several committees. Currently, Bro. Harvell is the Chapter Dean and Intake Coordinator.

Graduate of American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service and The State University of New York-Canton, Bro. Harvell is a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in New Jersey and New York. In his early stages of leadership Bro. Harvell served as the Assistant Manager at the McCall’s Bronxwood Funeral Home, Inc. in the Bronx, NY for over 13 years. Bro. Harvell currently serves as the Manager of the Smith Funeral Home, Inc. in Elizabeth, NJ, and owns and manages Legacy Funeral Service, a funeral service consulting company servicing funeral homes in the tri-state area.

Bro. Harvell has a passion for serving families in their most difficult time, and he is one who takes the funeral service profession very serious. Bro. Harvell’s motto is “You have to be serious about business, if you’re going to be in business”. He is one of the leading and innovative funeral professionals in the country. His high standards in the funeral profession and his notable quality work have made him one of the most sought after funeral directors and embalmers in New York, New Jersey, and the surrounding area.
Bro. Harvell’s love for funeral service education has landed him in the forefront of various publications including articles in the Scope and Nomis Publications; “The Millennial Consumer of Funeral Services…What will the needs of the consumer be in the near future?” and most recently Bro. Harvell has been featured on the cover of the New Times during Science week in an article entitled, “The Fading Art of Preserving the Dead”.

In addition to his responsibilities serving families and colleagues in funeral service, Bro. Harvell is also an adjunct professor at Eastwick College in Hackensack, NJ, as well as Mercer County Community College, NJ, where his Mortuary Science passion comes alive while teaching Funeral Service related science courses.

Bro. Harvell is currently serving as the Vice-President for National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association. Concurrently he serves as President-Elect of Essex Union & West Hudson County Funeral Directors Association and is on the Board of Trustees for the New Jersey Funeral Service Education Corporation, New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association, New York State Funeral Directors Association, and the National Funeral Directors Association.

Terrance Perry – Area III Director


Sidney Williams – Chaplain

Sidney Williams – Chaplain, Sigma Zeta Lambda, Morristown, NJ
Rev. Dr. Sidney S. Williams, Jr. is a visionary and a transcendent leader with more than 30+ years of experience in corporate and community development. He is well-versed in corporate social responsibility (ESG) and he advised c-suite level executives of Fortune 500 companies in a variety of industries while employed on Wall Street. Dr. Williams currently serves as an independent director for a publicly traded bank as well as advises non-profit organizations, privately held middle-market companies and start-up ventures primarily in the technology sector. Dr. Williams’ scholarship is focused primarily on an interdisciplinary approach to learning how theological and marketplace frameworks interact — and more significantly, how they should interact. He has published dozens of articles and two books – Morning Meditations: 100 Days to Believing You’re Successful and Fishing Differently: Ministry Formation in the Marketplace. Dr. Williams has equipped pastors and church planters on three continents as well as pastored two churches in Cape Town, South Africa. He is currently serving as the Senior Pastor of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Morristown, New Jersey.

Sean Yancey – Chief Dean

Sean Yancey – Chief Dean, Sigma Chi Lambda, Jersey City, NJ
Brother Sean L. Yancey has been an active member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. for over 32 years. Initiated on November 5th, 1989, into the Nu Iota chapter on the campus of Rowan University. Currently a Life Member and Charter Member of Sigma Chi Lambda chapter in Jersey City, where he serves as the Director of Education. Brother Yancey has served the Fraternity at various levels including Past District Director for The Rocky Mountains (States of Denver and Utah), Committee Member for the Executive Director search, Committee Member and Co-Author for the current IMDP Process, Chief Dean, Chief Pharaoh, Chapter Advisor, Chapter President, Chapter Vice President, and Chapter Director of Intake. The longest running Chief Dean for the State of New Jersey, Brother Yancey holds the process and mission “Develops leaders, promotes brotherhood and academic excellence, while providing service and advocacy for our communities” paramount.

Brother Yancey is an accomplished VP of Ecommerce with over 25 years in corporate management for high end luxury retailers and a Licensed Mortgage Broker.

John Gamble, Assistant Chief Dean

John Gamble, Assistant Chief Dean, Zeta Iota Lambda, Trenton, NJ

Bro. Rev. John H. Gamble Jr. is the Pastor of Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey, as well as the 18th Moderator of the North Jersey District Missionary Baptist Association with an extensive ecclesial resume. In addition, he is a public-school educator and instructional leader with a track record in both urban and suburban settings.

As a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Bro. Gamble has served in several leadership capacities, and is the current President of the Zeta Iota Lambda chapter, which serve the greater Mercer County area.

Jamaine Mungo – Communications & Social Media Chair

Jamaine Mungo – Communications & Social Media Chair, Kappa Iota Lambda, Willingboro, NJ
Brother Dr. Jamaine Mungo serves as the President of Kappa Iota Lambda Chapter in Willingboro, NJ. Brother Dr. Mungo’s devoted passion and leadership for the Fraternity is constantly on display through the work that he does at the local, state, regional, national levels. Dr. Jamaine Mungo professional experience encompasses over 20 years of experience in cybersecurity implementing next-generation cyber initiatives, delivering advanced technology concepts along with researching cybersecurity risks and automated remediation solutions. He has implemented robust cybersecurity programs for the Department of Defense, State agencies and Corporations leading several high-level cybersecurity initiatives.

He enjoys learning of next-generation advanced technology developments that can have an impact on the innovations of cybersecurity. An author and dedicated researcher, he has published a book “Anatomy of Cyber Attacks: Exploiting the Weakest Link” and published a research journal article “Cybersecurity Awareness Training on Phishing”. A dedicated certified information security professional, he holds several information security industry certifications that include: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Network Defense Architect (CNDA), Certified Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI), Microsoft Certified System Administrator (MCSA), Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), CompTIA A+, Network +, Security + Certification.

He has a strong passion for mentoring, teaching and sharing his technical knowledge. He enjoys learning of next-generation advanced technology developments and concepts that have an impact on cybersecurity. Has taught courses on cybersecurity at Cornell University, Purdue University, Morris Brown College and North Carolina A&T University.

He has a resilient commitment for community service. He has received the distinguish award for Alpha Man of the Year in recognition of his leadership, guidance, dedication, enthusiasm, and contribution to the community. He has led several community engagements that include Free Grocery Give-Away, Voter Registration, Martin Luther King Day of service and Frontline Hero’s Lunch.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems and Decision Sciences from Virginia State University, earned his Master’s Degree in Information Security from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and earned his Doctorate in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance from Capella University.

Cassius Rudolph – Conference Chair & Constitution Committee Chair

Cassius L. Rudolph – Conference Chair, Kappa Iota Lambda, Willingboro, NJ
The Reverend Cassius L. Rudolph is a voting rights activist, social justice leader, theologian and pastor. A native of Chicago, Illinois, before serving as interim pastor, he served as the National Field Director of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition and Special Assistant to the Reverend Dr. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., while simultaneously serving as National Chairman of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. “A Voteless People is a Hopeless People” national program. As the National Chairman, Rev. Rudolph was responsible for much of the revised branding and program curriculum for the Fraternity’s national program. He lead the fraternity’s efforts to register 1 million black male voters for the 2020 election.In 2018, Rev. Rudolph served as the convocation speaker and distinguished lecturer at Tougaloo College’s historic Woodworth Chapel. The lecture was one of many to be delivered on James Cone: The Rise of Black Liberation Theology. As a student and advisee of the late Dr. James H. Cone, Rev. Rudolph is considered a son Black Liberation Theology and was a member of the last class to sit under the his teachings. Rev. Rudolph has delivered sermons, lectures, and workshops throughout the United States and is often sought after among institutions of higher education, conferences, conventions, symposia’s, and retreats.

His lecturing and research interest are located at the intersection of preaching, worship, social justice, liberation theology, church and society. Rev. Rudolph, an ordained Baptist preacher, is a member of numerous civic organizations. Which include: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., One Hundred Black Men Inc., United Negro College Fund National Alumni Council, and the Association of Black Seminarians National Assembly which he founded. He currently serves as the National Chaplain, Tougaloo College National Alumni Association, Alumni/ae Council Board Member, Union Theological Seminary, and Vice President, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc Kappa Iota Lambda Chapter. Rev. Rudolph has been featured as a guest contributor on such programs as Up Front with Jesse Jackson, the Rainbow PUSH Saturday Morning Forum, the International Sunday School Broadcast with Dr. Janette Wilson, Esq., and the Another Perspective radio show with the late Rev. Dr. Leon Finney.

Rev. Rudolph received his B.A. in liberal studies with a concentration in philosophy and religion from Tougaloo College, Jackson, MS, his Masters degree in church and society from Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, and attended Boston University, School of Theology, Boston MA. He received a certificate in nonprofit leadership from the Boston College Carroll School of Management and Wells Fargo.

Bill Gilbert – Founders Day Chair

Bill Gilbert, Founders Day Chair, Kappa Theta Lambda, Teaneck, NJ
William Gilbert processes over a decade of experience with the New York’s Parks & Recreation Department, working between multiple burros within the facilities and maintenance department. Currently, he holds the title of supervisor of Maintenance and Operation and vehicle fleet for the NYCDPR Arsenal. His passion is to provide safe and compliant public facilities within the NYC Parks & Recreation Department for the NYC community. William holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Delaware State University in Dover DE. Over the years William has embarked on many other endeavors that allow him to be the well-rounded profession he is today. To name a few, he currently serves as the President of the Kappa Theta Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity inc. For the last 11 years William has been producing shows and traveling across the country doing comedy. His stage name is Bill “Billionaire” Gilbert. To date , William has already shared the stage with Comedian Capone, (Showtime at the Apollo Amateur Night, N.Y. Kings of Comedy Tour) Sarah Contreras (Latin Queen of Comedy). Michael Blackson (Friday, Def Comedy Jam) and more. He has been featured on the Hot 97 Don’t Get Gassed comedy show, also been a guest on 107.5 WBLS’ Jeff Fox Show, Power 105.1’s Breakfast Club, Caroline’s Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club, Gotham Comedy Club, Atlanta Comedy Theater, multiple churches and much more.

William enjoys spending time with family and friends on his days off. He is married to Jacquelyn Gilbert member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc, and together they have fraternal twins Aniya and William. He looks forward to continuing the work of Alpha and serving under this new administration.

Brian D. Agnew, Ph.D – Fundraising Chair

Brian D. Agnew, Ph.D – Fundraising Chair, Alpha Alpha Lambda, Newark, NJ
Brian D. Agnew, Ph.D. is the Chief Operating Officer and Managing Partner of Sphinx Minerva Group, a leading Management Consulting firm specializing in equity, diversity & inclusion strategies, public advocacy, strategic planning, crisis management, and fundraising leadership. Dr. Agnew brings a wealth of experience from his 18-year career as a senior executive leading diverse, dynamic teams across the higher education and healthcare industries.

A frequent author and speaker on topics of health equity, gender equality and racial equity Dr. Agnew brings his unique perspective and experience to the conversation helping his clients along this important journey.

Brian has been named among Diversity MBA Magazine’s Top 100 Executives Under 50, received the NAACP W.E.B. DuBois Leadership Award, and was named an NJ Biz 2019 Forty Under 40 Award Winner.

Jordan Lewis – Government Legislative Affairs Chair

Jordan Lewis – Government Legislative Affairs Chair, Zeta Iota Lambda, Trenton, NJ
Brother Jordan Lewis was born in Trenton, NJ and currently resides in Ewing, NJ. Jordan is a 2014 Graduate of Johnson C. Smith University (JSCU) Graduate, Charlotte, NC with a major in Criminology and a minor Pre-law, Initiated into ΒΝΛ in Spring 2016, Alpha South. Jordan is a member of ΖIΛ Chapter, Greater Trenton. Brother Jordan Lewis currently is the Director of Constituent Services for the U.S. House of Representatives NJ Congressional District 12

Horner Williams – Historian

Horner Williams – Historian, Alpha Alpha Lambda, Newark, NJ
After beginning his accounting career as a Fiscal Officer of a non-profit, he served as the CFO/Controller of a $70 million business for 10 years. Since 2009, Horner Williams has worked in greater New York city, partnering with like minded accountants and professionals to offer small business accounting, real estate management, human resources, tax, and investor relations services. Graduated from Tufts University, BA and Rutgers University Business School, MBA

Andre Thom – Brothers’ Keeper Chair

Andre Thom – Brothers’ Keeper Chair, Kappa Theta Lambda, Teaneck, NJ
Brother Andre Thom currently serves as the Vice President of Kappa Theta Lambda Chapter in Teaneck, NJ. He was initiated at Gamma Nu chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. seated at Penn State University where he received his B.S. in Business Logistics.

Bro. Thom is a Supply Chain Professional and currently is the Operations Manager at WITlogistics, LLC in Monroe Township, NJ, a division of WALKERSCM Headquartered in Valley Stream, NY. Bro. Thom resides in East Rutherford, NJ with his wife Jacquelyn Thom.

Takeem Dean – National Programs Chair

Takeem Dean – National Programs Chair, Sigma Chi Lambda, Jersey City, NJ
Bro. Dr. Takeem L. Dean serves as the Director of National Programs for NJAAPAC. Within his local chapter, Sigma Chi Lambda, he is the incoming Vice President. Dean has served as Chapter Chaplin and Service Committee Chair for the Alpha Alpha Lambda Chapter, Assistant Chief Dean for NJAAPAC, Assistant Director of Communications for the Eastern Region, Chair for the Bro. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Contest for the Alpha Psi Lambda Chapter, and Advisor to the Gamma Gamma Chapter.

Professionally Dean serves the Dean of Students at Union County College and Affiliate Doctoral Faculty at New Jersey City University. Dean has served as the Dean of Students at Johnson C. Smith University and Allen University. He has previously worked at several colleges and universities in New Jersey within Student and Academic Affairs. He holds a bachelors and master’s degree from Montclair State University and a specialist and doctoral degree from Wingate University. Dean is a servant leader who leads with confidence, compassion, and concern.

James Irvin – Parliamentarian

James Irvin – Parliamentarian, Nu Gamma Lambda, Glassboro, NJ
James Irvin currently serves as NJ District Parliamentarian. He crossed into Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc, in the spring of 1992, via the Gamma Iota Chapter at Hampton University where he graduated with a degree in Computer Science. He is an Engineering Fellow at University of Penn, and has worked in the engineering field for over 27 years at Lockheed Martin. Since his entrance into Alpha, James, or JI as he is affectionately known to the Brotherhood, has never been inactive. He has served at every level from Chapter President & Dean, to Area Director, to District Exec Director and National Committee chair. He currently is a member of the Nu Gamma Lambda Chapter in South Jersey.

Ainsley A. Reynolds – Senior Advisor

Ainsley A. Reynolds – Senior Advisor, Theta Psi Lambda – Somerset, NJ & Sigma Chi Lambda, Jersey City, NJ
Brother Ainsley A. Reynolds is a life member and the immediate past National Chairman of Budget and Finance Committee for Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Since becoming an Alpha over 22 years ago; he also served as 10th District IV Director for the New Jersey Association of Alpha Phi Alpha Chapters 2012-2016. He is a member of two chapters – Theta Psi Lambda Chapter (Somerset) and Charter members and current Treasurer of Sigma Chi Lambda Chapter (Jersey City).

Brother Ainsley A. Reynolds, the current Director of Accounting with the State of New Jersey Department of the Treasury Division of Investment (DOI). DOI is the entity that manages the entire State of New Jersey’s $92+ Billion pension fund. He holds a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license in the states of New Jersey and New York. Brother Reynolds was a three-term President and State Executive Representative on the New Jersey State Board of Accountancy. He is also a life member of the National Black MBA Association Inc. (NBMBAA) and the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA). Brother Reynolds has been a member of Toastmasters International Inc. for over 14 years and has earned his Distinguish Toastmasters (DTM) designation two times in 2014 & 2018, the highest level a Toastmasters can achieve.

Brother Reynolds is a 1993 graduate of Stony Brook University (State University of New York). In 1997, Brother Reynolds received an MBA from St. John’s University Graduate School of Business. He was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma and Beta Alpha Psi, Business and Accounting Honor Societies. He is currently completing a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) at Rutgers Business School.

Daquan Mickens – Sergeant at Arms

Daquan Mickens – Sergeant at Arms, Alpha Alpha Lambda, Newark, NJ
A native of Newark, NJ, Bro. Daquan Mickens is a proud initiate of the Alpha Alpha Lambda chapter, seated in his hometown. A devoted educator, he has spent his first year in the fraternity getting involved in various youth initiatives–most notably on the committees of Project Alpha and Go to High School Go to College. In addition, he served as a coach for the 24th Annual Belford V. Lawson Oratorical Competition.

Having worked in education for the past decade, Bro. Mickens currently teaches 7th and 8th Grade History at the Far Brook School in Short Hills, NJ, where he is the Lead 7th Grade Advisor and a member of the Equity and Inclusion team. When not grading papers or planning lessons, Bro. Mickens is focused on developing his burgeoning tutoring company and finishing his first book–with a bit of travel whenever possible.

Bro. Mickens is a graduate of Williams College in Williamstown, MA, earning his Bachelor of Arts in American Studies.

Emmanuel Cherilien – Social Justice Chair

Emmanuel Cherilien – Social Justice Chair
Bro Dr. Emmanuel Cherilien, an Education Specialist (Ed.D.) with over 20 years of experience in the field of education and leadership. TANK EdDucates LLC was founded by Bro Dr. Emmanuel Cherilien. Bro Dr. Cherilien also known as “Dr. Tank” currently serves on the Board of Directors for Catholic Partnership Schools in Camden County, NJ. He is a certified DEI coach (Cornell University) and motivational speaker focused on dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline. He is also an assistant professor, education consultant, and the director of T.A.N.K Mentoring Program for all 21 counties in New Jersey (assisting ex-offenders and juveniles with re-entry success). He brings extensive expertise in a broad range of subjects including servant leadership, social emotional learning, and social justice. Dr. Cherilien’s research on college access in underserved communities inspired the formation of TANK EdDucates LLC.

The organization is dedicated to culturally responsive pedagogy and life skills education, specifically targeting disadvantaged populations. TANK EdDucates LLC utilizes a student-centered approach to teaching, training, and mentoring which identifies individuals’ cultural strengths to promote cultural education, learning engagement, and outcomes. TANK EdDucates LLC offers various motivational lectures, professional development, corporate trainings, mentoring programs, tutoring services, and learning workshops. These presentations are focused on motivation, inspiration, leadership, skills, and cultural awareness to empower individuals, communities, schools, and organizations. The organization supports students, school districts, faculty, colleges/universities, government agencies, community stakeholders, and organizations.