James Lopez Executive Director

James Lopez is an Afro-Latino native of Rochester, New York. James graduated from the University of Buffalo where he earned his degree in Psychology and African American Studies. James began organizing through legal advocacy while working with the Attorney General’s Environmental Protection Bureau in Buffalo. He then worked for the Western New York Law Center organizing with[…]

Mako Carr Youth Organizer

Mako Carr was born and raised in Miami, Florida. Mako is a graduate of Miami North Western Senior High school. He joined Power U in 2012 where he became very active and engaged in restorative justice organizing. In 2016 Mako became an intern for Power U laste becoming a Youth Organizer. Contact Info: Mako@poweru.org

Tifanny Burks Community Organizer

Tifanny is a freedom fighter, abolitionist and community organizer. She was born in Miami and raised in Broward. Tifanny started her activist journey in 2013. She evolved into a social justice writer and community organizer with the Black Lives Matter Alliance Broward in early 2016. She is currently involved in the local Repeal The Racist Stand[…]

Jabari Mickles Community Organizer

Jabari Mickles is a Community Organizer for Power U. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan and comes from a union labor family. Jabari started his organizing efforts with Dream Defenders in 2012, several months after the organization started. From there he began focusing on environmental racism and how it affects his community. Contact Info: Jabari@poweru.org

Mariama Gregory Communications Coordinator

Mariama Gregory is a Digital Media Strategist and Communications Specialist with an established history of working within the communications industry. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Corporate Communications from the University of Baltimore in 2013. Mariama is skilled in corporate communications, marketing, social media management, event management, and media relations. Her passion for[…]

Brittany Tinkler, MSW Operations & Development Coordinator

Prior to becoming the Operations and Development Coordinator at Power U in January of 2017, Brittany worked, organized and volunteered in several non-profits in Florida, North Carolina and Texas. This work centered around homelessness, economic insecurity, affordable housing, issues of incarceration, education, youth empowerment, immigration, healthcare and LGBT rights. To Brittany these experiences emphasized the[…]

Nancy Treviño Interim Organizing Director

Nancy Treviño is from Miami, FL where she began her community organizing work as a youth and labor organizer. Her passion is building community power with communities and youth directly impacted by structural racism. She is currently the Interim Organizing Director at Power U Center for Social Change where she leads campaigns with Black and[…]