PB Stories

Damilola Iroko

Tell us about yourself. I am a 23 year old student at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, an employee at T-Mobile, and a father of two wonderful children. I love my job because I get to help people and make long-lasting relationships with them. I love to debate and discuss policy and issues that…

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Rose & Mariah

Brotherhood-SisterSol (Bro/Sis) is an organization passionate about youth empowerment through community engagement and education. At Bro/Sis young people become independent leaders by addressing local socio-economic issues in their community of West Harlem, where only 42% of youth graduate from high school. They work with young leaders through their afterschool program, rights of passage program, environmental…

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Jenny Aguiar

Tell us about yourself. I’m Jennifer Aguiar (Jenny for short) from the PB Vallejo Youth Committee and I am going to be a senior at Jesse Bethel High School. I live in East Vallejo by Stephan Maner Elementary School and have lived in Vallejo practically my whole life. How did you first get involved in…

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Owen Brugh

Tell us about yourself. I am Chief of Staff to Alderman John Arena of Chicago’s 45th Ward. I coordinate PB45. I also live in Jefferson Park, which is in the ward. How did you first get involved in PB, and why? I first learned of PB through a friend who worked for Alderman Joe Moore.…

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Krystal Peartree

Tell us about yourself. My name is Krystal Peartree. I‘m a New York native and currently live in the Parkchester section of the Bronx, but grew up in the Hunts Point neighborhood of the South Bronx. I’ve just started a position at the NYC Department of Environmental Protection as an Analyst of M/WBE Programs. I’ve…

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Mamnun Haq

Tell us about yourself. My name is Mamnunul (Mamnun) Haq. I immigrated to the US from Bangladesh twenty two years ago and live on Ocean Parkway, in Kensington, Brooklyn with my wife and children. I’m working as a Community Health Worker for the DREAM Project at the Center for the Study of Asian American Health,…

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Lynda Daniels

Tell us about yourself. My name is Lynda Daniels, I am a native Vallejoan, I am Vice Chair of the PB Vallejo Steering Committee, I represent the Vallejo Branch 1081 of the NAACP, and I am a member and Administrator at Kyles Temple AME Zion Church. I am retired and work more now than I…

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Johnny Walker

Tell us about yourself. My name is Johnny Walker. I’ve lived in Vallejo, California for nearly 14 years and the greater San Francisco Bay Area for over 20. I am a 3rd generation native Californian born and raised in Orange County. I’m a REALTOR® and have worked in residential real estate for six years focusing…

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