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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 and 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.

LEADERSHIP

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Quardean Lewis-Allen

Founder and CEO
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Albert Kakudji

Chief Operating Officer
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Steven Clunis

Creative Director

ARTISTS + MENTORS

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Bianca Obi

Creative Project Coordinator
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Jamar Smith

Media Production Assistant
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Willie Minter

Junior Graphic Designer
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Jacqueline Martinez

Creative Mentor
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Bill Duffie

Media Production Assistant

Jason Thomas

Jacqueline Martinez

Shamroc Cook

Austin Kety

N Carlos Jay, Muralist

Verneda Adele White, Apparel Designer

Self, Printmaking

Vickie Casey

Lindsay McKenzie, Founding member

Jamal Jordan, Producer

Jordan Martins

Jamal Jordan, 2017

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

Markel Jordan

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

Daphne Lundi

Emma Osore

Kenyatta Mclean

Kethia Joseph

Our Board

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    Justin Garrett Moore

    Executive Director, NYC Public Design Commission 

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    Jeff Coles

    Vice President, DWS Investments

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    Lindsay Barbee

    ​Director of Strategic Planning, WeWork

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    Krishna Davenport-Francis

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

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    Jerry Blaine

    ​Chief Executive Officer, LDI Color ToolBox

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    Daniel Fountenberry

    ​Founder and Publisher, Abundant Media Inc, Books That Grow

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    Nupur Chaudhury

    Program Officer, New York State Health Foundation. Board Chair

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    Mark Gardner

    Principal, Jaklitsch / Gardner Architects

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    Michelle Busayo Olupona

    ​Counsel, New York City Economic Development Corporation

Our Advisors

  • Diane Lucas ​Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Bureau

  • Robert Mooney​ Director, Global Operations, Inclusive Distribution at Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership

  • Rasmia Kirmani-Frye Director of Public/Private Partnerships, NYCHA Office of Public/Private Partnerships 

  • Richard Frank Marketing/New Business Director Artists for Humanity

  • Thomas Campbell ​Managing Member, Thorobird Companies
  • Wendy W Fok Creative Director of WE-DESIGNS, LLC / Assistant Professor of Integrated Design at PARSONS

Contact Us

Office Open – Monday-Friday 10am-6pm

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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