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Meet the HERO Team

Board of Directors 

Racquel M. Holman, MSTFP

               Development & Finance Chair 

                                 Board President 


Larry Lee Abney

Kimberly Early MSW, LSW

Founder & Board Advisor 

Virgil James Sr. HERO Scholarship Committee


            Governance & Policy Chair

                              Board Advisor

             Lee C. Grimes, MBA, Esq.                               

                                            Legal Advisor                                                              



Executive Director

                                                                           Chiwishi Joy Abney                                            

                    Founder & Executive Director                           


Program Managers

Marina James

Toni Horn                                         Anwar  Curtis 



Yoga Instructor

Virgil James Sr. HERO Scholarship Committee 

HERO Girls

Workshop Facilitator

Dance Instructor

                         Media Arts Director  & Production Manager 

Collective  Leadership Team/ HERO Scholars

Elisha H. Abney

     Shanira Mitchell

      Monea Bailey                                  

       Black Youth 4 Justice, President 

               Widener University 

          Delaware Law School '21


 Young Entrepreneurs Club, President 

         Delaware State University               


Photographer & Production Assistant                                       

            Wilmington University                                               


Carolyn Palmero

     Program Assistant            

Master of Social Work Candidate

Widener University

Jabraya Macdonald                   Obiajuru Triumph Nwadiokwu       

Program Assistant                                                                          Black Youth 4 Justice - Campaigns
Duquense University                                                                      Edward Waters College

Volunteer & Mentoring

Opportunities (Adults 25+)

HERO is actively seeking alignment with implementors of innovative ideas  and passionate professionals prepared to serve their communities through our mission and vision.


Please inquire by submitting your resume and letter of interest to .

Submit your Volunteer/Mentor application on our home page Today.

We look forward to connecting with you.

Please give us 48 hours to respond.

Talk soon!  


Open Positions: Apply Here

 Board of Directors are selected by Nomination and Invitation Only 

 For all other inquiries; Please email your resume and brief Letter of Interest 

 to the email listed above for consideration. 

Board of Directors

  • Vice President

  • Nominations Committee Chair

  • Governance & Policy Co- Chair

Executive Positions

  • CFO/COO 

  •  Chief Technology Officer

  • Staff Positions

  • Director of Human Resources

  • Director of Sales & Marketing

  • Street Outreach Volunteers & Security 

  • Workshop Facilitators:                                                     Money Management & Investing, Therapists,       Wellness Coach, Fitness Coach, HipHop Dance  Instructor, Chef,  Pastry Chef/ Baker


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