As the associate director of Community Initiatives, Yahusef Medina leads the Virginia Humanities internship program, HBCU scholar fellowships initiative, and helps with the strategic development of various community efforts that seek to highlight historically underrepresented voices throughout Virginia. 

He previously worked at Richmond Public Schools (RPS), where he was instrumental in designing and implementing division-wide community engagement efforts and co-founded the RPS Latin American Identity Task Force. He also served extensively in the juvenile justice system by creating re-entry and life skills programs for youth throughout New York State. Yahusef has a multitude of presentations and speaking engagements to his credit, centered on diversity, social justice, community service, and Afro-Latinidad. Habla espaƱol.