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Meet the Team

Urgent 365 is a collective of artists and professionals who create spaces and facilitate opportunities to empower vulnerable members of our population. Through collaboration and community engagement we provide social education, interactive workshops and distribute resources to foster growth and healing.

Jasmine Hawkins

President

Jasmine "Mizz Jasz" Hawkins is a philly-bred educator, writer, and curator who currently serves as President and Co-Founder of Urgent 365, Inc. As the author of Urgent Conversations: Race, Reality, and Responsibility, from which the non-profit derived its name, Mizz Jasz is firmly invested in facilitating dialogue that incites action and introspection. With over a decade of experience in urban education, she is committed to building communities of color through educational, personal, and political empowerment.

Thomas Horsey

Vice President

Born and raised in West Philadelphia, Thomas Horsey has always had a creative and giving spirit and currently holds the role as Vice President of URGENT. He began modeling in 2010 and since then has dedicated himself to using his photos as a medium for challenging toxic masculinity, misogynoir, and the outdated ideas around gender in society. He has two associate degrees in Liberal Arts and Social Behavior as well as a bachelors degree in Psychology. He uses the knowledge gained while pursuing his degrees to enhance his role as a community activist and life coach in the Philadelphia area. 

Christopher "KP" Brown

Advisory Board Member

Born and raised in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Christopher K.P. Brown began writing and printing his own books of poetry at the age of 15. After graduating from Mercer University in 2007 he moved to Philadelphia, and launched his own chapbook publishing company, 2 Pens & Lint, for poets in 2008. Since then, he has published for over 250 writers, many of them spoken word poets.  Brown is currently the curator of the Philadelphia based poetry event, Pecola Breedlove & The Freedom Party, which features performance poets from across the nation. 

Enoch the Poet

Treasurer/Creative Director

Enoch the Poet was born and raised on the north side of Wilmington, DE. He uses his art to address issues of Black mental health, the Black social condition in America and the multiple ways in which these two topics intersect. He teaches workshops geared towards exploring self and using poetry as a form of mental therapy and rehabilitation. In April of 2017 he earned a spot on the 2017 Philadelphia Fuze National Poetry Slam Team as well as won the title of 2017 Philadelphia Fuze Grand Slam Champion. He then went on to compete in the Individual World Poetry Slam competition where he ranked 28th in the nation. He's had work published in various literary magazines such as Wusgood and Open Mind Quarterly and before the end of 2017 he also published his first full length book of poetry titled The Guide to Drowning

Stephen Robertson

Advisory Board Member

Stephen Jarrett Robertson, an educator and entrepreneur from Philadelphia, combines his two passions to positively impact youth and communities. In 2015, he founded HUB for Humanity (The HUB) which has served over 50,000 meals to the housing insecure and other vulnerable communities. In addition, he has also planned and executed events, workshops and programming for over 400+ youth to stretch their limits, expand their minds, and strengthen their characters. As a maturing speaker and educator, he enjoys sharing life lessons through inspirational storytelling. Jarrett, has held leadership positions on the Board for Public Allies of Delaware, Raising Kings MLK planning committee, and also served as Alumni Council president for Public Allies. Jarrett is an alumnus of Jefferson/Philadelphia University where he earned a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Organizational Leadership and is now pursuing a Masters in the Arts of Teaching from Relay Graduate School of Education.

Janet Waema

Advisory Board Member

Janet Waema is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated and a VCU graduate with a bachelor's degree in Community Health. Having worked in the community development field for the past 10 years, she's partnered with various organizations such as the NAACP, the National Baptist Convention Health Outreach and Prevention Education Initiative, and the National Urban League just to name a few. She has played an instrumental role in providing effective change and healthy lifestyle development to at-risk communities through work with the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, the office of the Illinois Secretary of State, Jess White and the Chicago Health Department.

URGENT 365

Email: urgentconversations365@gmail.com

Phone: 717-850-3177