Abu Edwards, the Founder of Millennials In Action, is an active alumni of Wilberforce University where he received his Bachelors of Arts in Political Science. Abu has served as a committee person and President of Friends of the Greater Olney Library, to highlight some things that he has done in community service. Abu has worked on various political campaigns including Obama for America in 2012, Katie McGinty for Governor where he served as Political Director for the Philadelphia region. Most recently, Abu served as deputy campaign manager for David Wecht for Supreme Court of PA. Abu uses his clout and relationships to bring resources and opportunities to underserved communities.
Anthony Bellmon, the Chairman and co-founder of Millennials In Action, is a proud alumni of the George Washington University, where he holds a BA in Political Science. Since coming back to Philadelphia Anthony has served as committee person in his neighborhood and as a board member to the Friends of the Greater Olney Library and also to Radnor A Better Chance. Anthony has a professional strong background in education and wants to use his experience in the classroom to educate and inform people on the importance of voting. Anthony left his career in education to work in government.
Darren Lipscomb, a 80's baby hailing from west of the Schuykill, is a fun, energetic, Philadelphian’s Philadelphian that takes pride in making out-of-towners and residents fall in love with the city. Darren is an Army veteran, having served as an Intelligence Analyst with the Pennsylvania National Guard’s 56th Stryker Brigade in Iraq in 2009 and providing support to Louisiana residents during the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Darren is also a college administrator, having interned at West Chester University, Immaculata University, and Temple University and working at Delaware County Community College since 2010. Darren holds a Master’s degree in Counselor Education from West Chester University and is currently a doctoral candidate in Widener University’s Higher Education Leadership program.
Born in North Philadelphia Taliya Davis is proud to say “I am not a product of my environment!” Taliya serves as the 2nd Vice- Chair of Millennials In Action. Receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree at Cheyney University of PA, she decided to continue her education at her alma mater and is currently pursuing her Master of Pubic Administration degree. Taliya also serve as an active member on the recruitment committee for Cheyney University Alumni Philadelphia Chapter, where she began an initiative titled “Bridge the Gap.” Taliya works closely with multiple library branches throughout Philadelphia, where she also began an annual trademark event titled “Back to School Ice Cream Social.” In 2012, Taliya joined staff as a Field Organizer on the Obama campaign. Then, in 2014, she served as a Field Organizer for Enroll America assisting citizens with the Affordable Care Act (Obama Care).
Brittany Smalls, a native of Philadelphia, is a humbled advocate of her city. With over 10 years of nonprofit experience she has use her knowledge to assist with the transformation of communities. Her past endeavors include serving as the community liaison of Logan CDC, hosting town hall meetings for local residents and assisting with employment retention for constituents that received public assistance. Currently, Brittany is helping with the fight against homeless veterans and serving as a board member of Friends of Greater Olney Library. Her civic engagement experience has led her to want to further her education and be an example to the population she services. She is now pursuing a Business with a focus in Marketing Degree at Peirce College.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but never forget how you made them feel.” ~Maya Angelou