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Charlette Franklin, Board Chair

Maria Sue Boykin, Board Co-Chair

Kameka Dunson, Board Member

Dr. Jenny Wariboko, Board Member

Diongela Wess, Board Member

Gil Williams, Board Member


Nicole Pritchett, Executive Director

Shari Hoosier, Program Director, Art of Hope Program

Mandi Smith, Development Director

De’Shawna Yamini, Program Director, Grow2Live Youth Gardening

Andrea Tribble, Program Director, Money In The Bank Program

Abet Tekeste, Program Director Image of Hope Youth Advocacy Awards


Artistic Consultant

Krista Franklin

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Krista Franklin is a writer and visual artist, the author Too Much Midnight (Haymarket Books, 2020), the artist book Under the Knife (Candor Arts, 2018), and the chapbook Study of Love & Black Body (Willow Books, 2012).


She is a Helen and Tim Meier Foundation for the Arts Achievement Awardee, and a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant. Her visual art has exhibited at Poetry Foundation, Konsthall C, Rootwork Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Studio Museum in Harlem, Chicago Cultural Center, National Museum of Mexican Art, and the set of 20th Century Fox’s Empire. She has been published in Poetry, Black Camera, The Offing, Vinyl, and a number of anthologies and artist books.

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