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FP YouthOutCry Foundation, Inc.

(D.B.A The HUBB Arts & Trauma Center)


is a 501c3 non-profit organization located in Newark, NJ. The HUBB Arts & Trauma Center is located at 135 Prince Street in Newark, NJ nestled on the site of a subsidized housing complex, a neighborhood of low-to very low-income families of color. The HUBB has become a beacon, offering beneficial activities and opportunities to our neighbors, in an ongoing attempt to build equity. This has included job fairs, health screenings, and discussions on mental wellness, violence, and abuse. Local officials also call upon us to host events where they engage with constituents. Because of this trend in programming, The Mayor of Newark appointed us as its 8th "Center of Hope."

Our Mission

To increase opportunities for success by providing healing programs, services, and events for underserved youth and their families through experiences that

Entertain, Educate and Empower!

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Arts Therapy

(Audio Technology, Video Production, Radio Broadcasting, Photography, That HUBB Life ENT)

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Afterschool, Summer Learning, Tutoring



Entrepreneurship, Mentoring, Parenting Support (FIST)

The HUBB Help


Trauma Recovery Center

Mental Health Counseling

Assertive Outreach

Meet The Board

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Al-Tariq W. Best

CEO/Founder – The HUBB Arts & Trauma Center 

Founder - The HUBB HELP Youth-Focused Trauma Recovery Center for Youth & Families 

Founder - ThatHUBBLife ENT, LLC Newark, NJ

Commissioner/Elder Al-Tariq W Best has over 25-years of supervisory, operations management and multi-media technical experience. Best also has more than 30-years in the music industry as a performer, writer, and producer.


Joseph Johnson

Board Vice Chair


Elizabeth Weisholtz

Board Secretary

Elizabeth currently serves as Program Coordinator with I Have A Dream Foundation (IHDF) – NJ in 2019.  Prior to moving to IHDF, she partnered closely with the organization, as well as with FP YouthOutrCry Foundation D/B/A The HUBB, over the previous five years while serving as the Executive Director of Newark Mentoring Movement (NMM), a network of mentoring programs serving youth in Newark.

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Dr. Juan Rios

Board of Directors


Kevin Miles

Board of Directors

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Carmelo "Coach G" Garcia

Board Chairman


Roosevelt J. Donat

Board of Directors

Roosevelt J. Donat has extensive experience in the areas of business, real estate development, public policy and government relations in Newark and throughout New Jersey and national and international jurisdictions.


Emily Manz

Board of Directors

Emily Manz is President of EMI, an economic development consulting firm specializing in economic development marketing and tourism planning. She is also President and Co-founder of Have You Met Newark Tours, a tour company that has operated since 2012 and been featured in the New York Times, the Toronto Star, the Scottish Sunday Mail, and more.

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Charles Williams

Board of Directors

Award-winning Editor/Producer, Charles Williams, Jr. began his career in television broadcasting over 25 years ago. With 4 films and countless television moments and events produced and edited, he is and will continue to make a statement in the industry. 

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Pamela McCauley

Board of Directors

Meet The Team

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Robert Patrick & Co. CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Newark, NJ

Robert Patrick is the founder and Managing Partner of Robert Patrick Company a regional professional consulting firm that specializes in CFO consulting services with offices in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland. As Managing Partner, Bob assists in growing the firm’s mid-market and growth company practice.


Brittney Highsmith, M.S.Ed
Chief of Programs
Newark, NJ

The HUBB to me is a place for holistic healing for our youth. The HUBB is the best place for new beginnings to happen for a population that has been scarred, labeled and deemed unworthy of second chances.

The one thing that I wish to accomplish would be to help elevate and empower as many youth leaders as possible.

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Shanda L.  Brown, LSW
Program Manager
Newark, NJ

The HUBB to me is a place for holistic healing for our youth. The HUBB is the best place for new beginnings to happen for a population that has been scarred, labeled and deemed unworthy of second chances.

The one thing that I wish to accomplish would be to help elevate and empower as many youth leaders as possible.

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Adrian Johnson
Facilities Manager
Newark, NJ

The H.U.B.B. means a safe place for youths and families in need of 
assistance. I am the Facilities Manager and it is my pleasure to assist families with food insecurities and provide opportunities for the families to come to our HUBB Food Pantry on Fridays. Also, give them a sense of people caring for them.


I look forward to being able to continue to do what I do and be a light for our youths and families.

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Bilah "Jedi"  Walls
Therapeutic Arts Mentor- Photography/Videography
Hurtsboro, AL

To me the HUBB means rich relationships with not only the inner city youth but also the community and community partners. The HUBB not only means positive change for the community, but also new chances, resources, new skills and new opportunities for the youth and their families. 

My goal is to inspire, encourage, motivate and support all that enter the doors of the HUBB Arts & Trauma Center through all forms of media.

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Jacqueline Bostic-Calder
HUBB Grandmom
Camp Kilmen, New Brunswick, NJ

I’m at the Hubb because I love listening to the youth and sharing information. They educate me on new terminology and things going on in the world today. There’s so much that’s new to me and so much that stays the same. Working here has helped me to bridge the gap between those things. 


I hope to accomplish helloing the youth go to school, graduate and be something in life. It’s more to the world than Newark, talk to them about traveling and show them how to expand their potential. 

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Doremus Baker
High Risk Interventionist
Newark, New Jersey

The Hubb to me gives an opportunity for Prosperity. This place provides a chance to learn skills that can help our youth elevate themselves. It gives me an chance to be selfless and share the knowledge I have with the youth. 


One thing I want to accomplish is to keep kids from going the wrong path. I want to change the statistics in our community when it comes to youth education and increase the graduation rate. 

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Juan "SupaEars" Gomez
Therapeutic Arts Mentor - Music
Newark, NJ

The HUBB is an escape from the norm for most of the kids we cater to. This place represents a place for both the staff and young adults to express their innermost thoughts without judgment or harsh criticism. A place where growth & guidance, both mental and emotional, can be administered in a safe and understanding environment. Like a big brother/sister and in some cases parental interaction. 


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Kelsey O
Social Work Intern
Union, NJ


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Breaunna McCray
High Risk Interventionist
Newark, NJ

Breaunna McCray was born and raised in Newark, NJ. A graduate of Weequahic high school in 2009 unfortunately she had no real guidance early on in life so she (just like so many other youths in inner cities) became a product of their environment and early Breaunna didn't make the best choices. This led her to have an eye-opening experience when she herself was a victim of gun violence in 2014 and was shot a number of times which ended up with the loss of her best friend who was the intended target. Breaunna almost lost her life, needed 13 blood transfusions, and was in a coma walking away with both mental and physical scarring.

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Casandra White, M.A.Ed
Chief Operations Officer
Brooklyn, NY

Casandra White is the NEW Chief Operating Officer with 20+ years of combined experience in workforce development, community service, and management to offer the HUBB.  A graduate of Morris Brown College (HBCU School) with a Bachelor's degree in Mass Media Arts and a Master's Degree in Adult education from Ashford University a division of the University of Arizona.

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Marcus “Indo” Neal
Operations Manager
Newark, NJ 

Newark born and raised, Marcus "Indo" Neal has a BA in Sociology from Syracuse University. He has over 15 years of entertainment experience which includes producer and songwriter (HeyIndo) as well as featured on DJ Clue blasted off the single “Up Again” on Power 105.1 FM.


Indo has utilized his industry and technology skills to maintain a systemic flow of operations for The HUBB Arts & Trauma Center. As well as using his degree in Sociology to facilitate male group workshops as a therapeutic arts mentor for the youth.

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Debra "Phoenix" Crosby

Phoenix is the Founder of Poppy Jasper, LLC, an organization that provides business consulting and development focusing on socially responsible projects and mental health counseling. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 18 years of experience, specializing in Trauma, Depression, OCD and other anxiety related disorders. 

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Donald Richardson
Newark, NJ



Donald Richardson has been  music industry professional for last 25 years. He entered the music industry being apart of the first R&B group signed to Def Jam Records. He was signed by Russell Simmons who still mentors him today. He has his own Entertainment management company called Starmaker Management and he also has partnership with Dennis Ashley who is partner at ICM and Donald is also a A&R at Raleigh Music Publishing. He’s currently working with record labels such as Interscope , Def Jam , Sony Latin , RCA and Warner Brothers. He also is affiliated with TV and Film companies such as HBO Max , Tubi and Lion gate films.

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Heavyn Jones
Intake Coordinator
New York, New York

The HUBB ATC is the place that took a chance on me. They brought me in and helped me to understand on a deeper level that everyone shares different life experiences that cause them to react to things differently than I may, and that's okay because they're entitled to that.


Just like other community members that grow up or lived in underserved communities, I have to have had my own experiences with community trauma, generational trauma, and vicarious trauma.


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Rahmel Leake, MSW
Social Worker
Newark, NJ

The HUBB to me, is an opportunity to mentor high-risk youth and at-risk youth and show them that they can improve their quality of life simply by changing how their minds formulate thoughts.  Also to me, The HUBB means family, community, togetherness, teamwork and synergy.

I hope to inspire youth, help them increase their quality of life, help our youth pursue higher education, start businesses, and start the process of developing generational wealth for themselves and their families.

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Terrance "Ox" Byrd
High Risk Interventionist
Paterson, NJ

The HUBB is a place where we can make a huge difference not only in the community but in the life of the youth that we serve.

My desire to make a positive impact on the youth by being reliable and dependable.

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Shadee "8 The Great" Dukes
High Risk Interventionist Lead
Newark, NJ

Lead High-Risk Interventionist at the HUBB and co-founder of New Direction. New Direction founded in 2021 exists to provide alternative education and employment opportunities for youth and adults that are at-risk and high-risk individuals in our community, who are also victims of traumatic experiences living in underserved communities like Newark, NJ.

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Aldwan "Qua z mo" Lassister
Technical Coordinator
Newark, NJ

The HUBB means opportunities and enlightenment. I hope to lead our youth into their greatness by helping them become better for themselves and theirs families through education and empowerment. 

In Memorium


Kasim Samad

Arts Therapy Mentor

Kasim Samad is one of the original members of Newark’s Flip City Tumblers, a non-profit formed in the early ‘70’s. The Newark-based group achieved position as “the winningest team in the history of tumbling.” Kasim was a strong tumbler, who along with other members, dominated tumbling competitions and walked away with more first-place titles than any of the 200 other teams in the country.

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