Meet Cohort 5 Crews: Green Ambassadors

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.

Mabari ByrdMabari Byrd
Crew Leader
Toriano Goldman
Toriano Goldman

Assistant Crew Leader
Aineias ClantonAineias Clanton
Corps Member
Thomas GlennThomas Glenn
Corps Member
Maxwell M Hough JrMaxwell M. Hough Jr.
Corps Member
Jaquille IngramJaquille Ingram
Corps Member
Jacob LassiterJacob Lassiter
Corps Member
Bruce MorganBruce Morgan
Corps Member
Shaquann PrattShaquann Pratt
Corps Member
William StaffordWilliam Stafford
Corps Member

Mabari Byrd (Crew Leader)mabari-byrd

A creative professional with diverse experience providing leadership, training, structure, and opportunities, and community engagement for the benefit of children, adolescents, and young adults across Philadelphia.
Mabari possesses a very organic yet purposeful leadership style that is effective on many levels. He’s an excellent problem solver which really speaks to his ability to create and execute effective strategies that engages youth in a very impactful way. He has a passion for group development and cultivating leadership among youth of all ages.
As a founding PowerCorpsPHL Crew Leader for both Parks & Recs and PWD Green Stormwater Infrastructure Maintenance department having managed over 500+ Community Development and Environmental Stewardship project across Philadelphia, Mabari consistently delivers a high quality project management experience. He is also a dynamic workshop facilitator as well having experience in teaching environmental literacy, strategic goal planning, social entrepreneurship, basic financial literacy, finding life balance, proper workplace etiquette, and much more.
Mabari strongly advocates for the improvement of employment outcomes for youth, effective mentoring programs for minority males and females, and building capacity to effectively engage youth and community as partners.

Toriano Goldman (Assistant Crew Leader)toriano-goldman

Age: 24
What excites you most about PowerCorpsPHL?
“What excites me the most is that all the doors of opportunity that I thought were once closed seemed to have opened back up, with more appearing each day that I serve my community.”

Toriano was born and raised in Philadelphia and graduated from Paul Robeson High School. He takes pride in serving the community as an AmeriCorps member. He realized after high school that working job to job was not enough, and didn’t get him very far in trems of identifying the career that interested him. This, added to a mixture of bad choices, wasn’t helping him get any closer to reaching personal success. Joining PowerCorpsPHL has given Toriano the chance to be great, reshape his life, and rebuild his community. He enjoys improving the environment for the next generation through his work. Fighting through personal adversity has made him realize how much the youth need to be guided and molded so they have the best opportunity to accomplish their goals.

Aineias Clantonaineias-clanton

Age: 20
What are some words that describe you?
“Father, hungry, dedicated, and hard worker.”

Aineias is excited about the opportunity to serve with PowerCorpsPHL because of what he sees as the lifelong opportunities the program creates. So far, the accomplishments he is most proud of are his diploma and reaching his current age. The greatest influences in his life are his Crew Leader Mabari Byrd, Ameen Akbar, and his late brother who passed in 2004. After PowerCorpsPHL, he would like to become an entrepreneur.

Thomas Glennthomas-glenn

Age: 19
What about PowerCorpsPHL most excites you?
“The chance for people to make a change in their lives.”

Thomas Glenn is a Cohort V reupper who describes himself as real, honest, reliable, and professional. The greatest influences in his life are himself and his goals. To date, the accomplishment he is most proud of is completing Cohort IV with PowerCorpsPHL. After Cohort V, Thomas would love to get a position with AKRF, a PowerCorpsPHL employer.

Maxwell Houghmaxwell-hough

Age: 21
Who is the greatest influence on you?
“My big brother who I looked up to and who watched over me my whole life, looked out for me, and kept me grounded. I love him to death.”

Maxwell is a Cohort V member who describes himself as smart, hard-working, talented, optimistic, and visionary. The aspects of PowerCorpsPHL that most excite him are the opportunities, resources, discipline, and dedication that he needs to succeed. His proudest accomplishments to date are graduating from YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School (a PowerCorpsPHL Recruitment Partner), learning construction, and becoming a project manager on a job site. After PowerCorpsPHL, Maxwell would most like to be himself. He wants to become the man that he knows he is: a smart, hard-working father with hopes to open up his own empire.

Jaquille Ingramjaquille-ingram

Age: 21
What accomplishment are you most proud of?
“Earning my high school diploma from YouthBuild as well as my certification in Building Maintenance.”

Jaquille is a Cohort V member who describes himself as an outgoing, reliable people-person and motivator. He is most excited about PowerCorpsPHL because of the opportunity to find a career in something that he will love and the development of his soft skills such as professionalism. A family-oriented man, the greatest influences in his life are his mother, brother, and daughter. After PowerCorpsPHL, Jaquillle would like to find a career that will enable him to take care of his daughter and better her life.

Jacob Lassiterjacob-lassiter

Age: 24
What do you want to do after PowerCorpsPHL? Or who would you like to be?
“I would like to get a job through PowerCorps with the Philadelphia Water Department.”

Jacob Lassiter is a Cohort V member of PowerCorpsPHL who considers himself fun, ready to learn, and a sponge for success! The pert of PowerCorpsPHL that most excites him is being in a learning environment that helps you become a better person. The greatest influence in his life right now is his mother’s boyfriend, Mr. Tony. As of right now, the accomplishment he is most proud of is completing pre-service orientation, which he sees as just the latest addition to his personal accomplishments.

Bruce Morganbruce-morgan

Age: 23
What are some words that describe you?
“Passionate, energetic, enthusiastic, outgoing, and funny.”

Bruce is most excited to be learning new things that excite him as a PowerCorpsPHL member. He always finds new ways to further his education, and sees PowerCorps as great opportunity to continue to do so. The greatest influence in his life right now is his drive to become a professional, outspoken, and hard-working individual. So far, the accomplishment he is most proud of just waking up each day motivated and able to adapt. After PowerCorpsPHL, he would like to be a professional advocate for youth in Philadelphia and help to improve the systems in place.

Shaquann Prattshaquann-pratt

Age: 21
What about PowerCorpsPHL most excites you?
“That I get to improve myself.”

Shaquann Pratt describes himself as being a hard-working and accepting person. The greatest influence in his life is his father. So far, the accomplishment he is proudest of is earning his diploma. After PowerCorpsPHL, Shaquann would like to go to school and retain a full-time job.

William Staffordwilliam-stafford

Age: 24
Who is the greatest influence on you?
“My mother, Hattrina Stafford, and daughter, Laila Stafford: the most incredible people I know.”

William is a Cohort V member who describes himself as smart, confident, enthusiastic, and professional. The aspects of PowerCorpsPHL that he finds most exciting are the staff, the goal, and the fact that he is bettering both himself and the world. His proudest accomplishment is making it through pre-service orientation, and after PowerCorpsPHL William would like to start his onw nonprofit organization and social enterprise.