The mission of United Communities Southeast Philadelphia is to improve the quality of life for every generation and member of the multicultural community we serve by providing educational, advocacy, and social programs.
Why he's awesome: Jaysson Taveras has been a part of the D. Newlin Fell OST Program for about 2 years. Shy at first, JayJay, as he is affectionately called, shows that he is full of personality after developing a level of comfort with peers and teachers. In program, he is helpful, outgoing and very good at chess (he defeated an 8th grader at Sharswood!). Additionally, JayJay does an outstanding job with performing other duties in his OST program and serves as a role model to all OST youth.
Career Aspiration: Entrepreneur in the Beauty Supply Industry
Why she's awesome: Paris has been an active participant in the OST program since 2013. Paris is a President’s Honors student who has maintained straight A’s and perfect attendance since Kindergarten. Paris is outspoken, articulate and well mannered. She is an active member of GEMS (Girls Empowered through Mentoring and Support) and has proven to be a vocal support system for her program sisters.
Paris worked this summer through our Career Exposure Program at United Communities and because of her outstanding personality and bravery, was the Culminating Events Emcee for the evening. She loves to read and is active in community service. Paris plans on attending Central High School after completing elementary school and then go on to attain her degree in Business from Harvard. Paris is a leader and excellent Role Model for her peers and younger!