Teaching

I began teaching sometime in elementary school when I started a school in my bedroom and placed sign-up sheets for the classes I offered on the outside of my door. While my marketing skills had not yet been fully developed, as I chose a location with little visibility and therefore my student base was quite small, my passion for sharing ideas, information, and inspiration has always been a core component of my life.

In 2001, I started teaching capacity building workshops for community-based and especially grassroots activist organizations at the A-Space in Philadelphia. Soon after, I started teaching entrepreneurship at Temple University’s Pan African Studies Community Education Program. I launched the Fruition Academy of Social Imagination and Action in 2012 and now teach online classes at Udemy. I have also taught in the business department of DeSales University since 2008, through which I share my knowledge related to leadership, fundraising, and public relations. Whether teaching in the community, at a university, or online, I hope to instill within my students a love of learning and quest for understanding that transcends our shortly lived experience together.