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NATIONAL COORDINATORS

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National Contact:
Anthony J. Nocella II
Phone-number: 315-657-2911
Address:
Anthony Nocella
C/O Save the Kids
Sociology Department
Fort Lewis College
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, CO 81301

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Dr. Ahmad Washington
National Coordinator of Meetings

E-mail: ahmad.washington@louisville.edu
Phone-number: 803-586-1245

Ahmad Washington Ph.D., N.C.C., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling and Human Development at The University of Louisville.  He researches social justice counseling and hip-hop therapy. Ahmad is also the co-editor of the recent book, Black male student success in 21st century urban schools: School counseling for equity, access and achievement.  Dr. Washington has received various counseling related awards recognizing his work, including the First Annual Association of Multicultural Counseling and Development Asa Hilliard Scholarship Award (2009).

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13528573_10206764375494082_7870948724999862113_oDavid Michael
National Coordinator of Chapters and Recruitment

E-mail: miamisavethekids86@gmail.com
Phone-number: 954-483-8131

David Michael is a community Hip Hop activist and the regional director for Miami Save the Kids. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York David had a troubled life growing up where he was caught in the school to prison pipeline as a youth. Today, he is highly involved in youth justice in Florida on the grass-roots level along with Hip Hop activism, which includes putting on rallies, protests, vigils, shows, block parties, picnics, cookouts, walkouts, workshops, teach-ins, conferences, and potlucks. He is the host of the Save the Kids radio show in Miami, a volunteer at the local juvenile detention facility, and teaches youth food justice in Miami by growing with them fruits and vegetables in urban gardens.

 

 

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10696337_10153280724623079_5569146722912480160_nDr. Anthony J. Nocella II
National Coordinator
of Programs

E-mail: nocellat@yahoo.com
Phone-number: 315-657-2911
Address:
Anthony Nocella
C/O Save the Kids
Sociology Department
Fort Lewis College
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, CO 81301

Anthony J. Nocella II, Ph.D., long-time activist and community organizer is an Assistant Professor of sociology, criminology, peace and conflict studies, and gender and women’ studies and Fort Lewis College and has published over fifty scholarly articles or book chapters. He is the editor of Peace Studies Journal, Director of the Academy for Peace Education, and has organized mass demonstrations throughout the world and has been arrested over two dozen times for acts of civil disobedience for social justice. While he has provided workshops in over twenty-five juvenile detention facilities and ten prisons, he founded the first Hip Hop music studio in a juvenile detention facility in the US and the first low level ropes course in New York. He also aided in closing down a detention facility in New York and provided group-building and conflict management workshops for the employees at all of the New York juvenile detention centers. He has published more than twenty-five books, most recently including Policing the Campus: Academic Repression, Surveillance, and the Occupy Movement. His website is www.anthonynocella.org.

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11111602_10152842715820684_8109638130820645337_nDr. Arash Daneshzadeh
National Coordinator of Outreach

E-mail: arashdaneshzadeh@gmail.com

Dr. Arash Daneshzadeh is a doctoral researcher in the UC Davis School of Education. The crux of his praxis converges on the intersections between youth incarceration, restorative justice, hip hop pedagogy, identity formation, and organizational theory. Dr. Daneshzadeh is a faculty member at the University of San Francisco– School of Education, as well as faculty for the Prison University Project at San Quentin State Penitentiary. He currently serves as the Director of Programs at CURYJ (Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice) in Oakland, California. Learn more at curyj.org.

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Boston Save the Kids Events/News                                                  Boston Save the Kids Facebook Page       
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BOSTON SAVE THE KIDS COMMITTEE

 Open Position – Regional Coordinator

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BOSTON SAVE THE KIDS PROJECTS

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Buffalo Save the Kids Events/News                                     Buffalo Save the Kids Facebook Page                  
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1522305_915076938537212_4386341884774842163_nBUFFALO SAVE THE KIDS COMMITTEE

Luana DeJesus – Regional Coordinator
E-mail: bflolovergirl@gmail.com
Phone-number: 716-715-9798
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BUFFALO SAVE THE KIDS PROJECTS

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Central New York Save the Kids Events/News                    Central New York Save the Kids Facebook Page
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CENTRAL NEW YORK SAVE THE KIDS COMMITTEE

Gwen Chaffin – Regional Coordinator
E-mail: gwenchaffin65@gmail.com
Phone-number: 315-476-7475

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CENTRAL NEW YORK SAVE THE KIDS PROJECTS

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Chicago Save the Kids Events/News                                                   Chicago Save the Kids Facebook Page  
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11836863_1014821018541742_261145638964805909_nCHICAGO SAVE THE KIDS COMMITTEE

Daphne Jackson – Regional Coordinator
E-mail: daphnejackso@gmail.com
Phone-number: 773-569-0760
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CHICAGO SAVE THE KIDS PROJECTS

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Durango Save the Kids Events/News                   Durango Save the Kids Facebook Page
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DURANGO SAVE THE KIDS COMMITTEE

Anthony J. Nocella II – Regional Coordinator
E-mail: nocellat@yahoo.com
Phone-number: 315-657-2911

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DURANGO SAVE THE KIDS PROJECTS

Durango, Colorado Hip Hop Facebook Group Page

Durango Hip Hop Fanpage

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Los Angeles Save the Kids Events/News                                    Los Angeles Save the Kids Facebook Page
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10171770_366016083590259_7996822734184989346_nLOS ANGELES SAVE THE KIDS COMMITTEE

 Scott Robertson – Regional Coordinator
E-mail: dearscotty@gmail.com
Phone-number: 562-298-2928

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LOS ANGELES SAVE THE KIDS PROJECTS

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Miami Save the Kids Events/News                                          Miami Save the Kids Facebook Page  
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David Michael – Regional Coordinator
E-mail: miamisavethekids86@gmail.com
Phone-number: 954-483-8131

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MIAMI SAVE THE KIDS PROJECTS

Monthly Picnic

Miami STK hosts a Radio Show called Danger Zone

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New Haven/Hamden Save the Kids Events/News         New Haven/ Hamden Save the Kids Facebook Page  
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NEW HAVEN/HAMDEN SAVE THE KIDS COMMITTEE

 Don Sawyers III – Regional Coordinator (203-582-8964 or don.sawyer@quinnipiac.edu)

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NEW HAVEN/HAMDEN SAVE THE KIDS PROJECTS

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New York City Save the Kids Events/News                           New York City Save the Kids Facebook Page                
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NEW YORK CITY SAVE THE KIDS COMMITTEE

Open Position – Regional Coordinator

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NEW YORK CITY SAVE THE KIDS PROJECTS

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Save the Kids Facebook Events/News                               Seattle Save the Kids Facebook Page                 
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SEATTLE SAVE THE KIDS COMMITTEE

Alisha Page – Regional Coordinator (253-304-4758 or nataliah20@yahoo.com)

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SEATTLE SAVE THE KIDS PROJECTS

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South Carolina Save the Kids Events/News           South Carolina Save the Kids Facebook Page             
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SOUTH CAROLINA SAVE THE KIDS COMMITTEE

Open Position – Regional Coordinator

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SOUTH CAROLINA SAVE THE KIDS PROJECTS

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Superior Save the Kids Events/News                                             Superior Save the Kids Facebook Page    
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12002221_10205060605466802_5542027035129758605_nSUPERIOR SAVE THE KIDS COMMITTEE

 1. Kym Young – Regional Coordinator (218-673-6017 or kyoung1765@gmail.com)

2. Chadwick Moyer – (218-576-5614 or hi@chdwck.ai)

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Twin Cities Save the Kids Events/News                        Twin Cities Save the Kids Facebook Page
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1908185_900017356724477_6842849112691721392_nTWIN CITIES SAVE THE KIDS COMMITTEE

1. JR Bobick, Activist Coordinator

2. Bertrand Shoberg, Public Education Forum Coordinator
612-306-2119

3. Lee Reinharz, Administration Coordinator

4. Amanda Martir, Education Behind the Walls Coordinator

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TWIN CITIES SAVE THE KIDS PROJECTS

1. West Bank Open Mic – 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month.

2. Hennepin Juvenile Detention Facility – 5pm to 8pm every Saturday (background check required)

3. Month Benefit Show – 4th Saturday of every month at Minnehaha Free Space from 7pm to 10pm

4. Twin Cities Graffiti Facebook page which documents graffiti in the Twin Cities

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