Who We Are

MBK Philly is led by a team of dedicated public servants and community leaders with the input of Philadelphia youth.

Our leadership team and milestone leads are comprised of:

  • Christine Piven, Project Director for MBK Philly, Deputy Chief of Staff, City of Philadelphia Office of the Mayor
  • Milestone 1 Lead: Christine Balka, Early Learning Specialist, Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment
  • Milestone 2 Lead: Jenny Bogoni, Executive Director, READ! By 4th Campaign
  • Milestone 3 Lead: Chekemma J. Fulmore-Townsend, President and CEO, Philadelphia Youth Network
  • Milestone 4 Lead: Derrick Perkins, Project Director, Center for Male Engagement at Community College of Philadelphia
  • Milestone 4 Lead: Dr. David E. Thomas, Dean, Division of Adult and Community Education at Community College of Philadelphia
  • Milestone 5 Lead: Stephanie Gambone, Executive Vice President, Philadelphia Youth Network
  • Milestone 6 Lead: Richard Greenwald, Executive Director and Assistant to the Mayor for Youth Violence Prevention, City of Philadelphia