Empowering Opportunity Youth: Building Education and Employment Pathways for Black Men and Boys

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Friday, April 12, 2019
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Reflections from a PowerCorps PHL leader
By Mabari Byrd and Kisha Bird
Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to present with a powerful leader, Mabari Byrd, at the 3rd Annual Cities United national convening in Birmingham, Alabama about employment pathways for opportunity youth. Mabari focused his presentation on lessons learned from the PowerCorps PHL program, where he is a Supervisor. PowerCorpsPHL is a City of Philadelphia AmeriCorps initiative that engages young adults, ages 18–26, in transforming their lives through service.