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Nikki joined Urban Alliance Baltimore in August 2016. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Human Services and Religious Studies from Lincoln University in 2013 where she competed on the volleyball and softball team. Upon graduating, she returned to her hometown of Cleveland, Ohio to provide one year of service to AmeriCorps in their City Year Cleveland program. Nikki came to Urban Alliance after serving as a Family Advocate in Baltimore for two years in hopes of furthering her passion for inner-city youth and working to close the academic and achievement gap. Nikki became Program Director in August 2018 and was promoted to Site Director in August 2020.
LaShonda joined Urban Alliance Baltimore in February 2019, where she has served students in various roles, currently as Program Director. LaShonda has an extensive background in the human services field, working as a family advocate in North Carolina before moving to Maryland to work with the State of Maryland Department of Juvenile Services. She came to Urban Alliance after serving as a family advocate in Baltimore for the last three and a half years. She also holds a master’s degree in human services from Capella University. As a Program Manager, LaShonda is committed to carrying out the mission and goals of the organization, as well as supporting and helping youth discover their strengths and minimize challenges. LaShonda is passionate about helping disadvantaged young people and working to support them as they grow into adulthood.
Jabari joined Urban Alliance Baltimore in June of 2021. He is a graduate of Lasell University with a degree in Communications. Having previously been a schoolteacher, Jabari is dedicated to working with students and helping them reach their full potential. He uses his Communications degree to help students express themselves and discover their true voice in order to be successful.
Kendra joined Urban Alliance Baltimore in January 2019. She is a graduate of Stevenson University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Human Services with a minor in Psychology. From a young age, Kendra has always had a passion for helping individuals that inspired her to complete her senior-year practicum at Urban Alliance. This experience helped her to realize that helping youth reach their full potential was her true passion.
Kylie joined Urban Alliance Baltimore in July 2021. Prior to joining, she earned a bachelor’s degree in Social Work and an MBA in Non-Profit Leadership. She first found her passion for youth development while interning as a Social Worker for multiple community nonprofits – including a refugee enrichment center and a young adult day shelter. She is dedicated to empowering young people to recognize their strengths and pursue their passions. She first found her passion for youth development while interning as a Social Worker for multiple community nonprofits – including a refugee enrichment center and a young adult day shelter. She is dedicated to empowering young people to recognize their strengths and pursue their passions.