About us

FP YouthOutCry Foundation, Inc. (D.B.A The HUBB) 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."

The Mission

Our mission is 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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Meet The Team

  • Al-Tariq W. Best

    CEO/Founder – The HUBB Arts & Trauma Center 

    Founder - The HUBB HELP 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.

  • Roosevelt J. Donat

    Board Chairman

    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.

  • Heather Small

    Board Vice - Chairwoman

    Heather Small is the Director of Individual Giving for Per Scholas, a national workforce development nonprofit organization that provides tuition-free technology training to unemployed or underemployed adults for careers as IT professionals.

  • Samuel Manigault

    Legal Director

    Samuel Manigault has a Juris Doctorate degree with 30 plus years of experience as an Attorney.  He is an accomplished executive with demonstrated ability in extensive labor relations and transactional experience with a strong understanding of personnel operations and court procedures.

  • 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.

  • Marline Francois-Madden

    Board of Directors

    Marline Francois-Madden is a licensed psychotherapist and owner of Hearts Empowerment Counseling Center, phenomenal public speaker, entrepreneur and bestselling author of The State of Black Girls: A go-to guide for creating safe spaces for Black girls.

  • Keith Green

    Board of Directors

    Keith Green is a former President and CEO of United Way of Essex and West Hudson, a position he has held since 2007. He has had a professional association with the United Way Organization that began in California in 1991.

  • 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.

  • Ryan Johnson

    Board of Directors

    Ryan Johnson has just under 15 years in the Real Estate and Community Development fields. He currently serves as a Portfolio Manager for Madison International Realty , a global private equity real estate firm focused on providing liquidity to investors and owners of  Class A Properties in the US, UK, and Western Europe.

  • 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. 

  • Regina Fitch

    COO/LCSW

    Educated at Rutgers University, Regina E. Fitch is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 15 years of experience in the social service field. Regina is skilled at program design and development, as well as non-profit management. Having held leadership positions in programs focused on youth and families throughout the Essex-Hudson region, Regina was appointed as Supervisor of Social Services at the Shani Baraka Women’s Resource Center in Newark, New Jersey in 2017.

  • Robert Patrick & Co.

    CPA/CFO

    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.

  • Marcus “Hey Indo!” Neal

    Director of Entertainment

    New Jersey producer/songwriter HeyIndo!, aka the Golden Boy, caused big waves 4th quarter of 2016 when DJ Clue blasted off the single “Up Again” featuring HeyIndo! on Power 105.1 FM?/WWPR-FM.

  • Adrian Johnson

    The HUBB Office Manager

    Adrian Johnson was born in Newark NJ an attended Arts High School. He majored in music while learning to play trumpet and baritone horn. Mr. Johnson made 1st Chair All State during his senior year in high school. Before graduating Mr. Johnson also learned how to play the electric bass.

  • Tonja Best

    Certified HIV-AIDS/Educator

    Tonja Best was born and raised in the Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, New York. At an early age, she was exposed to a neighborhood and community where rampant crime, drugs, alcohol, HIV/Aids, and homelessness existed in excess. In spite of her environment and upbringing, Tonja knew she wanted to make a difference and an impact the lives of people in these conditions.

  • Beverly Thomas

    Domestic Violence & Family Counselor

    Beverly Thomas is a service-oriented professional with nearly fifteen years of counseling, community and customer service experience working in paid and volunteer positions. She has extensive knowledge of psychiatric screening, counseling, treatment adherence education, comprehensive service coordination skills and HIV/AIDS services/research and community outreach.

  • Levere Terry

    Arts Therapy Mentor

    Eli Levere Terry (Knowledge), was born in the Bronx, NY and raised in Newark, NJ.  Levere is a graduate of Cleveland elementary, Morton St Middle, and Central High school. An active member of his High school marching band & Malcolm X Shabazz Marching band, Mr. Terry has been performing and competing across the country and winning trophies in national competitions.

  • 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.

  • Toluwalope Osimore

    Arts Therapy Mentor

    Tolu Osimore is a film producer, director, editor, graphic designer and performing artist with over 20 years of experience in the field. Tolu started as a freelancer in NYC, creating documentaries and behind the scenes work, as well as electronic press kits for record labels including Def Jam, Roca-a-fella, Koch and Diplomat Records.

  • Haywood Gandy

    Re-entry Specialist

    Mr. Gandy currently works for former Governor Jim McGreevey coordinating reentry activities. Haywood S. Gandy is a Reentry Workforce Specialist tasked by Gov. McGreevey. Transitioning formerly incarcerated with successful lifeskills trainings. Develops mutual beneficial relationship. Providing critical trainings in non-profit environments to staff and clients.

  • Joy Black

    Empowerment Mentor

Entertainment

Arts Therapy

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

Education

Afterschool, Summer Learning, Tutoring

Empowerment

Entrepreneurship, Mentoring, Parenting Support (FIST)

The H.U.B.B Help

Trauma Recovery Center

Mental Health Counseling

Assertive Outreach

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