About the Authors

Allener M. Baker-Rogers

Allener is a native West Philadelphian who now resides in Virginia. She is former chair and vice president of several non-profit organizations, served on mayoral advisory committees and as a board member and chair of the Philadelphia County Assistance Office (PCAO). A lifelong educator, she holds a doctorate in higher-education leadership, is a former university administrator and assistant professor of educational research. Allener is also a past recipient of the Jane S. Abrams and Cecil B. Moore Community Service Awards.

Fasaha M. Traylor

Fasaha founded and directed an independent school, administered a program to link resources of a local university with community needs, served on the board of a national human rights group, and chaired the boards of a child advocacy and a grant makers organization. She is a 22-year veteran of philanthropy and now a principal of Lift Every Voice, LLC. She was awarded a National Science Foundation fellowship, the Art Peters Memorial Fellowship (journalism) and the Temple University Urban Fellowship.

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