MyCom Monday Hi-Five to Rodney Thomas

March 11, 2024

Rodney Thomas is originally from Elkhart, Indiana, and came to Northeast Ohio to attend Baldwin Wallace University and work at Cleveland State University.

Rodney continued eastward and held positions in Connecticut and New York. As Director of Research and Evaluation for the Food Bank for New York City, he completed an study of the demand for emergency food assistance after the World Trade Center terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

"Rodney's integral role in our team is truly irreplaceable. His contributions have helped shape both our strategy and our support with funding partners. He is dedicated to elevating young voices, reflected clearly through his commitment to the YPAR process. His expertise, capability, and experience enrich the MyCom team immensely, and we consider ourselves fortunate to have him on board,"

Michael Copeland, MyCom's Chief of Staff.

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  • “MyCom Youth Development Initiative aims to engage via education, such amazing out-of-school opportunities as they recognize that youth who are bullied are more likely to feel disconnected from school."
    Curtis Benjamin
  • "MyCom has extended hundreds of youth exceptional opportunities to grow, expand their knowledge and express their voice in so many ways. I can honestly say that the youth are not the only ones who are learning, growing and having wonderful exposure opportunities. This adult is a beneficiary of countless blessing as well."
    Brenda Pryor
    MyCom Coordinator
  • "It was amazing, and really made me think of my community more, and how I can change it"
    Brandan Newton
    Anton Grdina FLOW Participant

MyCom will enact our mission with race and equality at the forefront of our work as we always have. We will use our thought-leadership, funding, advocacy, and network to redesign service delivery. Together we will rethink infrastructure and create solutions that eliminate access to healthcare, cyclical poverty, access to quality education, housing stability, and other barriers that have impacted black lives.

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