Meet Cohort 4 Crews: The Nature Chasers

Learn more about our corps members.Read what corps members said about themselves, their aspirations, and why they are excited to be serving as PowerCorpsPHL members.

Carlos AlvarezCarlos Alvarez
Crew Leader
Corey EarlyCorey Early
Assistant Crew Leader
Tiffany WellsTiffany Wells
Crew Member
Pedro SotoPedro Soto
Crew Member
Latisha JohnsLatisha Johns
Crew Member
James SladeJames Slade
Crew Member
Thomas GlennThomas Glenn
Crew Member
Elijah JohnsonElijah Johnson
Crew Member
Darius EppsDarius Epps
Crew Member
Carlton FordCarlton Ford
Crew Member
Braheem CollinsBraheem Collins
Crew Member
Aaron JohnsonAaron Johnson
Crew Member

Carlos Alvarez (Crew Leader)carlos-alvarez

Carlos was born and raised in El Salvador, where he lived until the age of 10. From there, he immigrated to Queens, New York, where he says he was influenced by many different cultures. Carlos says that the people and places he’s encountered have shaped him into the man he is today. We are excited to have Carlos on board and know that he is going to do a fantastic job with our newest crew!

Corey Early (Assistant Crew Leader)corey-early

Age:24
What about PowerCorpsPHL most excites you?
“What excites me the most about PowerCorpsPHL is the fact that it helps give youth an opportunity to really create a successful future for the rest of their lives.”

Corey is proud that he is staying out of trouble and continuing to move along a positive path. He is proud of accomplishing his Cohort III goal of continuing to serve with PowerCorpsPHL for an additional cohort, this time as an ACL! He describes himself as strong, charming, charismatic, genuine, and real.

Tiffany Wellstiffany-wells

Age:22

Tiffany Wells is a Cohort IV corps member with The Nature Chasers. Check back soon for more info on this member!

Pedro Sotopedro-soto

Age:21

Pedro Soto is a Cohort IV corps member with The Nature Chasers. Check back soon for more info on this member!

Latisha Johnslatisha-johns

Age:21
What about PowerCorpsPHL most excites you?
“What excites me about this opportunity is that the program is preparing me for green jobs, which are becoming more available as the years go on.”

Latisha is proud of herself for getting out onto job sites with PowerCorps and doing things that “most females wouldn’t even think of doing.” After her cohort with PowerCorpsPHL, she plans on getting a job within the city and furthering her education.

James Sladejames-slade

Age:18
What are some words that describe you?
“Intelligent, leader, multitasker, determined.”

James is excited to experience being a part of “the other side” of his urban surroundings, as well as to have the opportunity to contribute and learn what it takes to survive as a man, as a human being, and as an integral part of the fabric of this city. He is proud that PowerCorps has given him the opportunity to “put his hand to the earth.” He believes the experience is holistic in the sense of melding a partnership between himself and the city. After PowerCorps, James plans to continue to pursue a college education. He intends to work and forge forward in his pursuit of a degree, and will do whatever it takes to achieve his goals.

Thomas Glennglenn-thomas

Age:19
What are some words that describe you?
“Intelligent, focused, determined.”

When it comes to his experience with PowerCorpsPHL, Thomas is most excited to be learning more about Philadelphia’s natural lands. He’s also thrilled to have the opportunity to continue working in the green jobs field. Since joining the program, Thomas is most proud of the changes he’s made in his daily life that have enabled him to come to work each day. After this cohort with PowerCorpsPHL, Thomas intends to go back to school and study economic science and then progress into solar installation.

Elijah Johnsonelijah-johnson

Age:19

Elijah Johnson is a Cohort IV corps member with The Nature Chasers. Check back soon for more info on this member!

Darius Eppsdarius-epps

Age:23
What are you most proud of?
“I am most proud of my grandmother. I look up to her, first of all because she raised me. Everything she ever had, she has worked hard for.”

Darius is most excited by the opportunities he hopes to connect to as a reupper with PowerCorpsPHL. He hopes that, given obstacles he has faced in the past, this program will continue to help him to improve himself as a person for his family and for himself. He aspires to obtain a stable job after completing his second cohort with PowerCorpsPHL. Darius describes himself as a very loyal person.

Carlton Fordcarlton-ford

Age:27

Carlton Ford is a Cohort IV corps member with The Nature Chasers. Check back soon for more info on this member!

Braheem Collinsbraheem-collins

Age:23
What are you most proud of?
“I’m most proud of myself because of the hardships I went through so far in life. I didn’t let me problems get in the way of my future. I’m proud that I learned to fall and get back up and didn’t let peoples’ actions determine my reactions.”

Braheem is excited that PowerCorpsPHL aims to connect youth to opportunities. “Our youth are our future, and I’m glad that the PowerCorpsPHL staff understands and respects that.” He describes himself as determined, observant, self-motivated, loyal, and dedicated. Braheem is interested in building a career for himself and going to school to obtain his real estate license.”

Aaron Johnsonaaron-johnson

Age:25

Aaron Johnson is a Cohort IV corps member with The Nature Chasers. Check back soon for more info on this member!