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Junius W. Williams
Founder & Former Director

Junius Williams is a nationally recognized attorney, musician, educator and independent thinker who has been at the forefront of the Civil Rights and Human Rights Movements in this country for decades. His life in the Movement in the South and the North has been chronicled in the Civil Rights History Project, a collaborative initiative of the Library of Congress and the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution. His is one of eleven interviews shown nationally for viewing on C-SPAN.
His speeches have energized young and old alike in places like the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, in New York, Shiloh Baptist Church in Trenton, NJ, and colleges throughout the country.
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Kaleena K. Berryman

Executive Director

Born and raised in the city of Newark, Kaleena graduated with honors from Arts High School, as a Television Communications major. After being awarded a Presidential Scholarship to William Paterson University, Kaleena earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communication in 2004, with a minor in African American & Caribbean Studies. She served as President of her college’s chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and founded the first culturally responsive campus monthly publication, entitled UMOJA in 2007. In January 2011, she earned a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Rutgers University-Newark.
Currently, she is the Program Coordinator for the Abbott Leadership Institute at Rutgers University-Newark. ALI’s mission is to teach education advocacy and family engagement skills to parents, educators, community leaders and students in Newark, NJ.
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Jennifer Made
Youth & College Coordinator
Khalid Didier
College Success Center CoordinatorRutgers University - Newark
Israel Alford
Data & Communications Coordinator