Overbrook High School

abbyAbigail Piro

College & Career Coach

You can call me Abbey. I am from right outside of Washington DC, and have also lived in New York, Chicago, and West Philadelphia. I graduated from Saint Joseph’s University with a degree in Communications Studies. While in college I participated in weekly service and our student-run theater company. My favorite subjects while in high school were English and art. I am serving this year with Promise Corps because I have always loved working with youth and want to give back to the community that has been my home for the past 4 years. After this year, I plan to hopefully get my masters in either communications or nonprofit management. Something interesting about me is I’ve never left the country. My hobbies include writing, photography, graphic design, and music.

This is a quote I live by: “The most effective way to do, it is to do it.” -Amelia Earhart

mirandaMiranda White

College & Career Coach

You can call me Miranda. I am from Philadelphia, PA and have also lived in Shippensburg, PA. I graduated from Shippensburg University with degrees in Political Science and Pre-Law Studies. While in college I participated in any and everything that helped create the leader I am today. My favorite subjects while in high school were Music, Math and English. I am serving this year with Promise Corps because I want to help this younger generation in any way I can.  After this year, I plan to get more involved with the city. Something interesting about me is that sing and play 5 instruments. My hobbies include sleeping, cooking and learning.

This is a quote I live by: “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Mahatma Gandhi My favorite book is: Night by Elie Wiesel

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Colin Cunningham

College & Career Coach

You can call me Colin. I am from East Berlin, Connecticut and have also lived in Allentown, PA. I graduated from Muhlenberg College with a degree in Political Science. While in college I participated in football and wrestling. My favorite subjects while in high school were History, English, and Political Science. I am serving this year with Promise Corps because It will allow me to help the community while further developing myself. After this year, I plan to transition into politics or work for non-profits. Something interesting about me is my extensive knowledge on movie trivia (especially comic book movies). My hobbies include recreational Sports, reading, and creative writing. A quote I live by: “Watch your thoughts, they become your words; watch your words, they become your actions; watch your actions, they become your habits; watch your habits, they become your character; watch your character, it becomes your destiny.”- Lao Tzu My favorite book I’ve ever read: Nobody by Marc Lamont Hill

High School of the Future

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Antaneyah Johnson

College & Career Coach

You can call me AJ. I am from Philadelphia, PA and have also lived in Kutztown during my college years. I graduated from Kutztown University with a degree in English. While in college I participated in The Keystone Newspaper, KUR Radio and the TRIO Program. My favorite subjects in high school were English and Music. I am serving this year with Promise Corps because I have a desire to work with youth in my community. After this year, I plan to either go to grad school or work for the city government. On the side, work on my short stories and a podcast series with my friends. Something interesting about me is that I had a couple of my poems published. One poem ween I was in college and the second poem that was published this year. My hobbies include reading, writing, watching anime and listening to music. A quote I live by: “If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”

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Leigh Nicholas

College & Career Coach

You can call me Lili. I am from Lancaster, PA and have also lived in Indiana, PA and Puebla, Mexico. I graduated from Temple University with a degree in Latin American Studies with a minor in Political Science. While in college I participated in Swim Club. My favorite subjects in high school were undoubtedly my ceramics class! I also loved English and Poetry. I am serving with Promise Corps this year because I am eager to support underserved youth and work together to create a path to success. After this year I plan to obtain my TEFL certification and teach English in Colombia. Something interesting about me is that I love DIY projects and creating things with my hands. My hobbies include singing and spending time with my friends and family.

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Jared Brooks

College & Career Coach

You can call me Jared. I am from Bethlehem, PA, and have also lived in in Philadelphia, PA. I graduated from Temple University with a degree in Global Studies. While in college I participated in Choir and Queer Student Union. My favorite subjects while in high school were Geography and History. I am serving this year with Promise Corps because I want to make a positive impact in my community. After this year, I plan to move abroad for work. Something interesting about me is that I studied abroad in Rome, Italy and Accra, Ghana. My hobbies include listening to music, reading, and spending time with

friends.

West Philadelphia High School

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Ivy Tse

College & Career Coach

You can call me Ivy. I am from Hong Kong, and have also lived in Philadelphia, PA. I graduated from The University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Cognitive Science. While in college I participated in peer support groups. My favorite subjects while in high school were English, Drama, and Music. I am serving this year with Promise Corps because I care about my community. After this year, I plan to visit my family. Something interesting about me is that my favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. My hobbies include cooking, being in the outdoors. My favorite book I’ve ever read: Dinner at a Homesick Restaurant – Anne Tyler

Tierra Thomas

College & Career Coach

You can call me Tierra. I am from New Jersey and have also lived in Philadelphia. I graduated from Rowan University with a degree in health and exercise science. While in college I participated in Students Organization for Caribbean Awareness, AIM HIGH, CHAMP/Gear- Up and many volunteer activities. My favorite subjects in high school were science and health. I am serving this year with Promise Corps because I am excited to give back and enhance college readiness in communities in need. After this year I plan to apply to work at a university. Something interesting about me is that I am part-time vegan. My hobbies include traveling and learning dances from different cultures. My favorite book I’ve ever read was all the Harry Potter books.

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Jada Grice

College & Career Coach

You can call me Jada. I am from Philadelphia, PA and have also lived in only Collegeville, PA. I graduated from Ursinus College with a degree in English. While in college I participated in gospel choir, chapel, S.U.N. organization, student support staff for the Office of Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity, and Summer Fellows. My favorite subjects while in high school were English and History. I am serving this year with Promise Corps because I want to help students find a purpose. After this year, I plan to attend graduate school. Something interesting about me is that I have run 6 Philadelphia half-marathons. My hobbies include reading, writing, singing, and acting. A quote I live by: “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style”. -Maya Angelou

Sayre High School

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Ciera Osborne

College & Career Coach

You can call me Ciera. I am from Philadelphia, PA, and have also lived in Pittsburgh, PA for school. I graduated from Duquesne University with a degree in Psychology with a Business Certificate. While in college I participated in Strong Women, Strong Girls; Black Student Union; Ebony Women; and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. My favorite subjects while in high school were English, Math, and Drama. I am serving this year with Promise Corps because I want to give back to the community I grew up in, in a way that will impact our next generation. After this year, I plan to start my Doctoral Occupational Therapy program. Something interesting about me is that I love to travel and have been blessed to have gone to 5 different countries so far. My hobbies include reading, writing poetry, styling natural hair, and drawing/painting.  A quote I live by: “Everything happens for a reason.” My favorite book I’ve ever read: Kindred– Octavia E. Butler

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Nahdira Odrick

College & Career Coach

You can call me Dira. I am from Philadelphia, PA, and have also lived in a village called Hamilton in New York. I graduated from Colgate University with a degree in Education. While in college I participated in club rugby and first-generation initiative program. My favorite subjects in high school were Biology and History. I am serving with Promise Corps this year because it deals with an issue I am passionate about. After this year I plan to move with friends and find a career dealing with education accessibility. Something interesting about me is that I live in the same house my mother was raised in. My hobbies include listening to music and watching my nieces. My favorite book is House of Scorpions.

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Kyisha Bright

College & Career Coach

You can call me KB. I am from Philadelphia, PA, and have also lived in Randor, PA. I graduated from Cabrini University with a degree in Criminology. While in college I participated in anime club. My favorite subject in high school was lunch. I am serving this year with Promise Corps because I like to work with teens. After this year I plan to find something where I can continue working with children or teens. Something interesting about me is that I attempted to coaching a basketball team in college. My hobbies include basketball and video games. My favorite book I’ve ever read is A Catcher in the Rye.