Yahusef Medina is the Director of Community Initiatives. In his role, Yahusef provides leadership and expertise in broadening and strengthening community partnerships statewide. He also works across the organization to ensure a broad range of voices in program conversations, design and development. Yahusef leads the Virginia HBCU Scholars fellowship, the organization-wide internship program, and various special projects and initiatives. He also serves on the Virginia Latino Advisory Board as Chair of the Education and Career Training Committee. He previously worked with youth and families in the K-12 public school system as well as the juvenile justice system as an education and re-entry program specialist in Harlem, NY. Yahusef has many speaking engagements to his credit, mostly centered on equity & inclusion, community service, and Afro-Latinidad. Habla español.