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Past work

Tokumbo Bodunde--Photo by Karly Beaumont A number of non-profit, educational and progressive institutions as a teacher, video producer, office administrator or communications specialist:

Chica Luna Productions, a non-profit, founded in 2001, that supports and develops women of color who use popular media to engage social justice themes and are accountable to their communities.

Women’s Housing & Economic Development Corporation, a multi-service community agency with an after-school program for middle school students (in 6th through 8th grade) combines critical thinking, social activism and academic enrichment.

The Brooklyn College Community Partnership, a creative learning network linking the college to the communities of Brooklyn.

College Summit, another organization that partners with schools and districts to strengthen college-going culture and increase college enrollment rates, so that all students graduate career and college-ready.

I have trained with Community Word Project, a New York City based arts-in-education organization that seeks to increase the literacy and leadership of at-risk public school youth by integrating creative expression and community-building into their classroom curricula.

The National Urban Research Group, a Brooklyn non-profit that conducted statistical research that demonstrated the extent of predatory and subprime mortgage lending in central Brooklyn.

UNITE-HERE, a major labor union that represents over 800,000 workers in trades that include apparel and textile manufacturing, hotels, and food service.

William Paterson University (of New Jersey), Women’s Studies Department

Manhattan College, Department of Communication

The Smith School, an alternative high school on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, that offers small classes, individualized instruction, and extensive support services to students grades 7-12.

JOURNALISM
Several years ago, mostly during college I did more work in journalism:

The Chicago Reporter, an investigative bimonthly magazine that engages leaders and concerned citizens in critical issues – all with a unique focus on race and poverty.

The News-Gazette, a daily newspaper serving Champaign/Urbana, IL.

The Maneater, the official student newspaper of the University of Missouri.

And as part of Journalism School training, I reported and copy edited for The Columbia Missourian, one of the two town newspapers in Columbia, MO.

 

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