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Breanna Wheeler

Breanna Wheeler

Volunteer

I am a total nerd when it comes personality types and fascinated by how they impact so much of how we interact with the world!

Samantha Simunyu

Samantha Simunyu

Volunteer

I go to the movies at least 4 times a month! I can also translate Latin poetry and even know how to juggle.

Robin Baker

Robin Baker

Volunteer

 One of my favorite quotes is by Shirley Chisholm. “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” 

Ellis Burgess

Ellis Burgess

Volunteer

Ellis volunteered at Newwave Foundation’s 2018 Golden Age of Hollywood Gala

Jens Arnold

Jens Arnold

Volunteer

I am from Berlin, Germany. I also have cats and birds living together in my house, peacefully!

Chiamaka Ugorji

Chiamaka Ugorji

Volunteer

I am a hula-hooping master and I love to laugh and will make you feel like a comedian!

Amy Roach

Amy Roach

Volunteer

I’m from Charleston, South Carolina and I’m currently working on writing a novel! 

Nicoll Figureoa-Twitty

Nicoll Figureoa-Twitty

Volunteer

 One of my favorite quotes is “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement” by Helen Keller.

Nicole Freebourne

Nicole Freebourne

Volunteer

Fun fact, I’m a weather junkie! I love learning about the weather and watching storms. 

DeeDee George

DeeDee George

Volunteer

 I’m addicted to HGTV – especially Fixer Upper. I believe every piece of property can be turned around to a dreamboat!

Chris Rivera

Chris Rivera

Volunteer

Through the Newwave Foundation, I’m able to give back. It’s important to look at your surroundings and see who could use your help, because not everyone is comfortable asking for it

Samara Pitti-Castillo

Samara Pitti-Castillo

Volunteer

 My favorite quote is “If we were meant to stay in one place, we would have roots instead of feet.” -Rachel Wolchin

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"As dreamers and achievers, our role is to equalize the educational playing field for students who deserve a shot at their own success. I’m convinced that our collective commitment toward this goal ensures that the doors for the next generation of dreamers to learn and pursue will always be open."✨ - Sherifah Munis Read the rest of our Founder's letter on our website: http://www.newwave-foundation.org/home/mission-manifesto-2/ #NewwaveFoundation #LetterFromOurFounder #Dreamers #Achievers #Education #Students #EqualizeEducation #Goals ...

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Today, we are reminded of Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision for justice, heart for service, and commitment to bridging barriers. This MLK Day, we encourage you to keep moving forward. This year at the NewWave Foundation, we are continuing to create new opportunities for educational equality and inspire our next generation of dreamers. Join us in celebrating the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. today. #MLKDay2021

“If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. Whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King Jr. Today, we are reminded of Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision for justice, heart for service, and commitment to bridging barriers. This MLK Day, we encourage you to keep moving forward. This year at the NewWave Foundation, we are continuing to create new opportunities for educational equality and inspire our next generation of dreamers. Join us in celebrating the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. today. #MLKDay2021 ...

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