KYW Newsradio Opens Nominations For ‘Gamechangers’
(When you arrive to the nomination page - scroll down and you will be asked to complete two simple steps)
What you will need to make your nomination:
Name: Maya Carr
Phone Number: 856.230.9427
Please read the information below to learn more about the nomination, our Founder Maya Carr and the work that we do at Around the Way Girl, Inc.
For the sixth year in a row, KYW Newsradio 1060 will highlight individuals who have “changed the game” for the African-American community in the Greater Philadelphia area.
Gamechangers are individuals or organizations that have used their volunteer efforts and community influence to make a significant, positive change for people of color in the previous year.
For each of the past five years, KYW’s Gamechangers series recognized ten individuals. Examples of their accomplishments included revitalizing neighborhoods by preventing suicide among at risk youth, providing free home repairs for low income families, feeding the homeless after hours and keeping families connected to their incarcerated loved ones.
MAYA CARR BIO
Maya Carr is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the young women's empowerment nonprofit, Around the Way Girl, Inc. She is native to Camden, NJ, a post industrial city generally characterized by its high incidence of crime and is notable as one of the poorest cities in the country. By way of her experience in Camden, Maya is uniquely equipped with the understanding of what young women living in underserved communities need to overcome life long experiences of trauma and deficent education.
Maya dedicates her time to taking a culturally relevant approach to enriching the lives of young women in urban areas through educational projects and identity development workshops, provided in ATWG, Inc. - all in an effort to combat institutional discrimination, something that she experienced transitioning from her project housing complex of Camden to her predominately white institution in Glassboro, NJ. She is also passionate about directing and co-producing media and social projects that focus on sparking fruitful conversations black/brown female image, hip-hop, and education as it relates to urban lifestyles. She studied radio, television, and film production at Rowan University where the Society of Professional Journalist honored her for her In-Depth Radio reporting. She took her collegiate radio experience and lively personality to the professionals at Radio One Philadelphia, under the mentorship of MoShay LaRen, Q Deezy, and Dyana Williams.
Maya is currently working with BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Enterprises and as a higher education professional for an HBCU while serving hands-on with Around the Way Girl, Inc in preparation for their 2018 programs in Camden, Philadelphia, Atlanta and New York. Maya was recently recognized by Wells Fargo for her grassroots work within urban communities and by BET's Bronze Lens Film Festival and the American Black Film Festival for her Lead Directorial work with the new hit series "Cream X Coffee." Maya's ultimate goal is to advocate for the rights of young women growing up in inner city communities.
WE NOMINATED OUR FOUNDER! YOU CAN TOO!
Since 2013, our founder Maya Carr has been committed to making community service her number one priority. Through creating and co-creating the projects and programs we offer here at Around the Way Girl, Inc., Ms. Carr strives to positively impact the lives of young women growing up in inner city communities. To date, ATWG has served young women in our hometown Camden, Philadelphia, D.C., and New York. We've partnered with amazing organizations such as Daughters of the Diaspora, Inc., Howard University Dental School and the Camden City School District public and charter schools, to live out our mission under the leadership of Ms. Carr.
We hope that you'd vote for our Founder! This award will grant our organization as a whole an opportunity to build with other community leaders that are passionate about the positive change in the urban community.