Our goal is to provide tools for leadership development through arts & culture, community health & wellness and to encourage a passionate drive for success!
Mrs. Twymeika Hill-Jones, Executive Director, has been an active member of various communities empowering youth and adults for more than 10 years. She received her B.A in Psychology from Prairie View A& M University and her M.S. in Community Psychology from Florida A&M University. As a Community Liaison with the Dallas Independent School District, she has the pleasure of bringing school, community and families together, creating partnerships for a better community. She was actively involved in the establishment of the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) at Sakkara Youth Institute in Tallahassee, Florida and very instrumental in the development and execution of several community service projects, fundraisers and social events for students and parents. Mrs. Hill-Jones aims to enhance the quality of life within the colorful spectrum of independence and interdependence for every one involved. She strongly believes a healthy community starts with the people in it. Consequently, her personal mission is to heal the world one community at a time!
Alicia Y. Holmes-Busby, Director of Community Development & Curriculum, studied theater arts at the University of Texas at Arlington. Her love for the arts and community empowerment led her to become an Ameri-Corps member and provided her the fundamental tools for community engagement. From that experience Alicia began writing and facilitating various arts-in-education programs for some of Dallas’ elite community organizations. Her civic pursuits also led to the awarding of various major grants including HUD Neighborhood Networks Grant, Mobilize.org Millineal Return on Investment Grant, City of Dallas’ Office of Cultural Affairs Community Arts Program, and project management with AARP/LifeTuner College Outreach. It is her goal to continue her pursuit of community empowerment through arts, culture, and leadership, while rocking the bells the whole time!!!!!!!
Chancellor Jones, Director of Educational Programs, is a tireless advocate for youth as evidenced by his work as a K-8 teacher, juvenile justice counselor, school psychologist, mentor, tutor and father figure to many. He continues to impact young adults daily as an adjunct professor and program specialist with Upward Bound at Richland College. Having lost his father at the tender age of 16, Mr. Jones is well aware of the importance of having active, male role models to facilitate youth development. His primary objective is to ensure that every child is afforded the opportunity to realize their potential. He believes this is best done by working collaboratively with families to avail themselves of existing community resources and where there are none, create them. Mr. Jones earned a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology and a master’s degree in Counseling at Prairie View A&M University. He went on to earn his second master’s degree in School Psychology at Florida A&M University.