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Marsha Mathis is the Executive Director. She brings over 33 years of public school teaching experience to the job. Marsha graduated from City College of New York with a B.A. in Education; a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education and a Master's degree in Special Education. 

Executive Director


Incorporated in 2012, Empowering Ourselves, Inc. is a Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to empower at-risk youth, reduce violence, and encourage young people to think about the importance of respect for self and community. To fulfill our mission, we conduct community-engaging events that seek to raise the collective consciousness of the entire neighborhood; and we provide dynamic youth programs that place the vulnerable boys and girls of this community on an early path to success.

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