Adwoa works as the Office Manager and Internship Coordinator at IPS. She is also a student at the University of the District of Columbia, pursuing a degree in Graphic Design. She aims to establish a year-round full-bodied enrichment program for urban youth, which includes technology training that will aid in bridging the digital divide. Between 2006-2007 she served in several different capacities while volunteering with the Ujamma Youth Farming Project, a farming cooperative based in Gweru Zimbabwe. Adwoa was responsible for drafting letters to donors, building and maintaining its member database, and satisfying graphic design needs.

Adwoa was born in Newark, NJ. At the age of nine she started a food program at a local homeless shelter, Lincoln Motel, providing lunch meals to the shelter residents (1992-1993). It was called “Taking It a Step Further: Helping the Homeless.” She also volunteered for NJ Peace Action and the People’s Organization for Progress (POP). While volunteering for these organizations, she helped prepare materials for distribution and organize protests respectively (1997-1999).


The District Has a Youth Unemployment Crisis

DC youth between the ages of 16 to 19 are in crisis. They are experiencing unemployment levels 2.3 times the national average.

Stealing From The Mouth of Public Education to Feed the Prison Industrial Complex

We are witnessing a systemic recasting of education priorities that gives official structure and permanence to a preexisting underclass comprised largely of criminalized poor black and brown people.