Collaborators

Joseph Green is a motivational speaker, educator, trainer, professional storyteller, award-winning spoken word poet, and a person in long-term recovery.

Joseph’s life story and work are featured in media outlets such as Youth Today, UpWorthy, PBS NewsHour, NPR, and many more.  He has recently keynoted or presented at the 2017 American Society of Addiction Medicine, Talks @ Google, the University of Baltimore, 2016/18 California Statewide Conference on Substance Use Disorder, 2017 Utah Fall Substance Abuse Conference, and Wisconsin Voices for Recovery Rally for Recovery.

Joseph’s presentations and workshops are for anybody seeking a reconnection to purpose, motivation, or community. His work reminds us that more important than knowing what we are fighting... Read More >

Brian Hannon is the Director of Education at LMSvoice. He currently teaches AP Literature and Composition, AP Language and Composition, and Team-Taught English 11 at Hayfield Secondary School in Alexandria, Virginia. Brian was the co-founder of the poetryN.O.W., a non-profit organization that partnered with schools in the area to provide educators with the materials and resources necessary to cultivate spoken-word poetry clubs in their schools. Through his involvement with this organization, Brian went on to found the two largest youth poetry events in the area, the Hyper Bole and Louder than a Bomb, events that brought students together from all walks of life from Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia, Massachusetts, etc. to participate in poetry competitions, open-mics, writing workshops, and more. When poetryN.O.W. was absorbed by Split This Rock, a... Read More >

Conrado Muluc is a Latinx multidisciplinary artist creating socially conscious and introspective Hip Hop music. He is also a professional photographer whose work has been published by the New York Times, Vice, USA Today and I-D. Born in Alexandria VA and raised by a single immigrant mother from Honduras. Conrado grew up listening to his families Latin music like Los Temerarios, Los Bukis and Aventura to name a few. Once he got older he began diving deep into English and Spanish Hip Hop music with influences like Dead Prez, Mos Def, Common, Immortal Technique, Vico C, Ana Tijoux and Canserbero . His work focuses on documenting the truth and uplifting his community. He has opened up for Rebeca Lane, Audrey Funk, Nakury, Bocafloja and many more. He is currently working on his debut Hip Hop project Know The Ledge which is inspired by the 90’s era of Hip... Read More >

Elnatan is a director and cinematographer at Memento, a video production company based in Maryland that offers a unique solution for content creation. Their passion is creating emotionally-charged visual content and sharing authentic stories that reflect the human experience. Memento partners with organizations and artists to further their particular social cause or advocate for a shared point of view. They produce films ranging from branded content to music videos and... Read More >

As an educator with over 15 years of experience working with youth of all ages and backgrounds, Ms. Sams has heard every label: troubled, disadvantaged, challenged, at-risk, high-risk… the list goes on and on. Labels are used when adults do not want to take the time to go deeper to uncover what makes a young person thrive.

Jamila Sams has experience in making the impossible possible with a “No Excuses” approach to change. She started her career as an elementary teacher at Robert W. Coleman Elementary, Baltimore City’s only year-round school, at the age of 21. She then went on to direct the Malcolm X Youth Center, an alternative school for 250 youth who required educational, health, and employment services in partnership with Baltimore’s Mayor’s Office of Employment Development. Later, she... Read More >