Katie Arevalo, a Baltimore Polytechnic Institute gradute is a 19 year old student at the University of Maryland College Park. She has been organizing in the city of Baltimore since she was 15, where she has helped to lead several campaigns including campaigns against the PARCC test and campaigns in favor of Sanctuary Cities. Katie began her work with Youth As Resources and then continued at the Baltimore Algebra Project where she is now the Lead Organizer of the Advocacy team and focuses on advancing educational justice and fighting for equal opportunity for immigrants, young people, and people of color. She aspires to graduate fromUMD and go to law school, where she will specialize in immigration and family law.
Mychaell Farmer, a 15 year old is a 1st year at Carver Vo-tech High School. Mychaell haven't been organzing for long , she likes the positive changes that can and are being made. She likes creative writing and reading.
Bobbi Irving, a 16 year old sophomore attending Baltimore City College. Bobbi grew up in Philadelphia PA and always was interested in activism and making change for a better community. She began work and her interest for BAP through youthworks and felt a connection within the organization and is working as a youth organizer for them currently. Her dream is college is Howard University in Washington DC.
Unique Chisholm is a 17 year old senior at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, a second year Youth Organizer , first year tutor and Co directer of communications. She began volunteering at BAP her sophomore year in high school. What drew her to BAP was its an organization ran by young people making important decisions in the community and in the school system. BAP have had number of successful campaigns that proves young people can take charge, lead and make a difference.
Maria Cedillo, Executive Chief of Staff, National Organizer, & Site Manager at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute; became involved with the Baltimore Algebra Project in 2012 as a tutor and youth organizer at Poly. She is currently a student at the University of Maryland College Park majoring in Sociology, minoring in Women’s Studies, Public Leadership, and US Latinx Studies.
Rayshon Moore is the Director of communications and one of our math literacy instructors. Rayshon gained his passion for a youth drawn space as a tutor at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute at the age of 15, his alaumator. He also is the executive director of Victorious Productions which is a youth led entertainment organization. Rayshon desires to grow with BAP and aspires to one day be known for his work with youth across the nation and maybe even the world.
My name is Ivan Roberts, 17, East Baltimore born and raised. I am a Y1 student at Bard High School Early College. I have been interested in social justice/civic engagement since 2013 but only has been apart of the Baltimore Algebra Project since April of 2017.