Leadership Council

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(Top L to R): Chris Messinger, Boston Mobilization, Traci Ishigo, JACL Pacific Southwest District, Valeriano Ramos, Jr, Everyday Democracy, Mac Epps, M.S MOVE, Inc., Jarrod Schwartz, Just Communities
Bottom (L to R): Lecia Brooks, Southern Poverty Law Center, Kevin Fong, Elemental Partners, Tony Watkins, Families United for Education, Dr. Ruby Cain, It is Well With My Soul, Trish Tchume, Young Nonprofit Professionals, Michael Rabbitt, Archdiocese of Chicago, Dr. Cheryl Grills, Loyola Marymount University, Tony Neal, Education Equity Consultants, Carolynn Abdullah, Everyday Democracy, Julianna Bradley, Leadership for Educational Equity
Not Pictured: Simran Noor, Center for Social Inclusion
  • Carolynn Abdullah, Everyday Democracy
  • Julianna Bradley, Leadership for Educational Equity
  • Lecia Brooks, Southern Poverty Law Center
  • Dr. Ruby Cain, Ball State University
  • Mac Epps, M.S MOVE, Inc.
  • Kevin Fong, Elemental Partners
  • Dr. Cheryl Grills, Loyola Marymount University
  • Traci Ishigo, JACL Pacific Southwest District
  • Chris Messinger, Boston Mobilization
  • Tony Neal, Education Equity Consultants
  • Simran Noor, Center for Social Inclusion
  • Michael Rabbitt, Archdiocese of Chicago
  • Valeriano Ramos, Jr, Everyday Democracy
  • Jarrod Schwartz, Just Communities
  • Trish Tchume, Young Nonprofit Professionals
  • Tony Watkins, Families United for Education

Join a Working Group

The leadership council encompasses three main working groups:
  • Communications Working Group
  • Resource Development Working Group
  • Community of Practice for WOL Network Organizing and Strategy
The working groups serve as the vehicle for the network members to fulfill WOL's vision. If you are interested in joining a working group please click here (short survey).

Communications Working Group

  • Angela Waters Austin, One Love Global
  • Dr. Ruby Cain, Ball State University
  • MacArthur Epps, MS M.O.V.E. , Inc.
  • Michael Rabbitt, Archdiocese of Chicago
  • Al White, Action Communication and Education Reform, Inc.

Resource Working Group

  • Kevin Fong, Elemental Partners
  • Chris Messinger, Boston Mobilization
  • Trish Tchume, Young Nonprofit Professionals Network National

Community of Practice Working Group

  • Lecia Brooks, Southern Poverty Law Center
  • Dr. Cheryl Grills, Loyola Marymount University
  • traci ishigo, JACL Pacific Southwest District
  • Tony Neal, Educational Equity Consultants
  • Simran Noor, Center for Social Inclusion
  • Valeriano Ramos Jr., Everyday Democracy
  • Jarrod Schwartz, Just Communities
  • Tony Watkins, Families United for Education

Network Coordination Team

  • Carolyne Abdullah, Everyday Democracy
  • Lila Cabbill, Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development
  • Kevin Fong, Elemental Partners
  • Dushaw Hockett, SPACEs
  • traci ishigo, JACL Pacific Southwest District
  • Simran Noor, Center for Social Inclusion
  • Margaret Potapchuk, MP Associates
  • Michael Rabbitt, Archdiocese of Chicago

Network Coordinator

  • Allen Kwabena Frimpong, Within Our Lifetime

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