Jewel L. Payne
Volunteer Executive Director
Jewel has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting/Management from Southern University with additional CPA studies at Louisiana State University. She retired from ExxonMobil Corporation with over 31 years of accounting experience. She also worked as an accountant with the LA Department of Public Safety and Southern University A&M College. She is an entreprenuer and church administrative director.
Cardiss P. Beathley
Project Director

Cardiss has a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications from Southern University. She has worked for WGMB Fox 44 Baton Rouge, the LA Department of Social Services Office of Family Support, the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center, and Delta College of Arts & Technology. Cardiss attended the Children's Defense Fund Freedom School National Training in Clinton, TN in 2010. From that moment on, Freedom School was a part of her life! She has successfully directed this program from the start. She is currently the Director of School Culture at Impact Charter School. She has a passion for mentoring youth and helping them reach their full potential.
Marion London
 Education Consultant
Marion has a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Southern University. She is a retired educator who specializes in reading enrichment and has received numerous Teacher of the Year Awards. She received the Brotherhood/Sisterhood award in 2000 and was featured in Who's Who Amongst American Educators in 2007.