Dedicated experts with a proven record of success.


Co-Founder, Executive Director

Derrick Young Jr., MPH 

Derrick is a first-generation college graduate and a scholar championing social justice, health equity, and education. Derrick recently helped develop the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research’s Anti-Racism Toolkit that is accessible to medical schools nationwide. He was an U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Intern . . . [Read More]



Jonathan L. Allen, MTS 

Jonathan is a first-generation college graduate, a social engineer, and an advocate for racial justice and equity. Jonathan has previously worked at the United States Congress, serving as a legislative policy intern for Congressman Bobby L. Rush (D-IL). He also was the research assistant to the Honorable Geraldine S. Hines of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court . . . [Read More] 


Program Development Intern

Lok Sze Sung

Lok Sze is originally from Hong Kong and moved to America in 2014. She has previously worked with Liberty in North Korea, a non-profit organization which rescues North Korean refugees hiding in China and resettles them in South Korea or the United States. Lok Sze earned her BA in Political Science from Boston College in 2018. She speaks five languages -- Mandarin, Cantonese, English, Korean, and Japanese . . .[Read More]


Special Events and Partnerships Intern

Sade Green

Sade a junior English major at Amherst College with a passion for social justice. Through her work experiences, she has built skills in leadership, community outreach, public speaking, and research. She plans to pursue a career in law and politics in order to help reform our justice system and create more equitable policies. Sade is also currently an intern for Harvard Law School. [Read More]


Research Fellow

Allen Williams

Allen is a first generation college student. He possess a genuine understanding of how transformative a college education truly is. He is currently pursuing his masters of Higher Education with a student affairs specialization at the University of Pittsburgh. Allen has an unwavering commitment to social justice and equity. He earned his bachelors of Health Science degree, [Read More]


 Advisory Board 

David Harris, PhD

Managing Director, Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice 

Harvard Law School

Chaloea Williams, Esq

Judicial Law Clerk at United States District Court

The District of Massachusetts

Former Senior Associate

Wilmer Hale, LLP

Anthony Schlaff, MD, MPH

Director, Public Health and Professional Degree Program

Professor, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine

Tufts University School of Medicine

Cecily Banks, esq

Director, Corporate Counsel Externship Program

Boston University School of Law

Ritney Castine

Director, Project Ready

Urban League of Louisiana

Former Managing Director, Community & Youth Engagement

Truth Initiative

Malachi Hernandez

Executive board member, my brother’s keeper alliance

The Obama Foundation

Bennie Patterson

Owner & Chief Strategist

Patterson Consulting, LLC

Former Youth Activism Manager

Truth Initiative