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What We Do

Made in Brownsville is a youth creative agency and innovation hub providing a gateway for young people to learn marketable hard skills in STEAM, access postsecondary education, achieve economic mobility, and engage in placed-based community revitalization.

How We Do It

Modeled as a creative service agency, our projects teach design thinking, art, multimedia, tech and communication skills to give young people the technical and leadership tools they need to compete in the innovation economy to be leaders in their community. MiB offers studios and mentorship in 3D design, printmaking, painting, 3D modeling and fabrication, photography, coding/WDD/robotics, graphic design, video and animation. Design mentors collaborate with youth on projects that impact the vitality of the community as well as client commissioned creative projects.



Quardean Lewis-Allen

Founder and CEO

Albert Kakudji

Chief Operating Officer



Jamal Jordan

Media Production Artist-in-Residence

Jamar Smith

Media Production Assistant

Willie Minter

Junior Graphic Designer

Jacqueline Martinez

Creative Mentor

Jacqueline Martinez

Nicolas Savvides

Daren Duffie

Markel Jordan

N Carlos Jay, Muralist

Verneda Adele White, Apparel Designer

Self, Printmaking

Lindsay McKenzie, Founding member

Jamal Jordan, Producer

Jordan Martins

Bevon St. Louis-Brewster

Jazmine Hayes, Muralist

Angela Hill, Printmaker

Matthew Kenney, Coder

Elvin Santana, Apparel Designer

Stephanie Matthews

Mohammed Miah

Bryan Aucapina

Evan Hart

Aris Robles

Peter James



Evelyn Tilney, Founding member

Alan Waxman, Founding member

Wendy W. Fok, Founding member

Alan Ai, Founding member

Jacqueline Nakanyike-Lugudde, Founding member

Stephanie Torres, Founding member

Qiana Lewis

Victoria Moore-Allen

Victor Green

Jacqueline Kennedy

Ronald Comeau

Our Board

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    Justin Garrett Moore

    Executive Director, NYC Public Design Commission 

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    Krishna Davenport-Francis

    Founder, Boabab Wellness, 20 year Wall Street veteran, Brownsville native

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    Nupur Chaudhury

    Program Officer, New York State Health Foundation

Our Advisors

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    Wendy W Fok

    Creative Director of WE-DESIGNS, LLC / Assistant
    Professor of Integrated Design at PARSONS

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    Rasmia Kirmani-Frye

    Director of Public/Private Partnerships, NYCHA Office of Public/Private Partnerships

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    Richard Frank

    Marketing/New Business Director Artists for Humanity

Our Funders

Contact Us

Office Open – Monday-Friday 11am-7pm
Youth Programming – Weekdays 4:30Pm-6:30PM

Have a question or need more information? We look forward to hearing from you!

Main: 718-513-1115

General Inquiries: contact@madeinbrownsville.org


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