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About
The HUBB ATC

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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Entertainment

Arts Therapy

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

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Education

Afterschool, Summer Learning, Tutoring

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Empowerment

Entrepreneurship, Mentoring, Parenting Support (FIST)

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The HUBB Help

Youth-Focused

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.

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Joseph Johnson

Board Vice Chair

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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

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Kevin Miles

Board of Directors

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Carmelo "Coach G" Garcia

Board Chairman

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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.

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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/CFO
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.

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Denisah Williamson
Director of Programs, Data & Partnerships
Newark, NJ

BIO

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Adrian Johnson
Facility 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
Videographer + Photographer
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
H.R.I.
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
Entertainment Manager
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

BIO

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Marcus “Indo” Neal
Senior Director
Newark, NJ 

The HUBB Is an opportunity to engage with youth and be impactful in their lives. I’m trying to be the mentor that I wanted when I was a kid. 

 

I hope to gain a better understanding of what the youth are going through and show them alternatives to street life where they can still make money, be cool and stay out of trouble. 

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Shanda L.  Brown
Director
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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Donald Richardson
CEO - ThatHUBBLifeENT
Newark, NJ

CEO - ThatHUBBLifeENT 

 

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 Manager
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
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
H.R.I.
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
H.R.I. Supervisor
Newark, NJ

The Hubb means a safe environment for the youth to come and interact, bond and build new relationships. 

 

I hope to embody what a real role model looks like for the youth and have them understand you are not your environment. I know what it looks like to change your life because I’ve implemented those changes in my own life and I want to share the things I’ve learned with them. 

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Aldwan "Qua z mo" Lassister
Entertainment Manager
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. 

Volunteers

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Joy Black

Empowerment Mentor

In Memorium

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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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