Meet Cohort 6 Crews: Black Spartans

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

Drew Rinaldi SubitsDrew Rinaldi Subits
Crew Leader
Sway HillSway Hill
Assistant Crew Leader
Amari BrawnerAmari Brawner
Corps Member
Travon FisherTravon Fisher
Corps Member
Jamel MobleyJamel Mobley
Corps Member
Shaquann PrattShaquann Pratt
Corps Member
Regine RatiffRegine Ratiff
Corps Member
Donte SetzlerDonte Setzler
Corps Member
Azureem SheppardAzureem Sheppard
Corps Member

Drew Rinaldi Subits (Crew Leader)drew-rinaldi-subits

Drew Rinaldi Subits joined us in Cohort 3 as a Parks and Recreation Crew Leader. Prior to that, he had been a Social Studies teacher throughout Philadelphia for 8 years, serving students in both public and charter schools, as well as coaching soccer, basketball, football, and track & field. He also began and facilitated youth leadership programs such as youth congress, peer mediation, chess, and gardening/outdoors clubs at the various schools in which he worked. He loves working with youth because he loves their energy and it inspires him when young people make positive decisions to better themselves and those around him. He loves doing hands-on environmental work because it helps to reconnect people with the most basic elements of life and nature, and most importantly because now the future depends on it.
Drew studied Journalism, Political Science, and History at Temple University, where he was also a two-year member of the Men’s Soccer Team. He later went back to Temple to earn his Master’s Degree in Social Studies Education. He is originally from Allentown, PA.

Sway Hill (Assistant Crew Leader)sway-hill

My name is Shyara but the unique name that I prefer is Sway. I am 22 years old and I am the mother of three toddlers. I love giving back to my community and seeing it being uplifted by the youth within. I joined PowerCorpsPHL to gain more knowledge and pass it on to new members. I am motivated by my children and seeing other people wanting to see change and making steps to do so. I’m looking forward to a successful completion for my entire crew!

Amari Brawneramari-brawner

People call me Mira, I’m 19 years old. I’m from South Philly. I’m silly, funny, and trustworthy. I joined PowerCorpsPHL to gain experience and knowledge about landscaping. I am motivated by myself. I’m looking forward to gaining opportunities within the construction field and to getting my license.

Travon Fishertravon-fisher

My nickname is Trey, I’m 21 years of age. I was born in Philadelphia and I describe myself as a hardworking family man on the road to success. I joined PowerCorpsPHL to gain knowledge to better myself and to gain professionalism. My family and myself are my motivations. In PowerCorpsPHL, I’m looking forward to having the proper skills and certifications to get a good job in life. I just want to be the best I can be.

Jamel Mobleyjamel-mobley

Hey, I’m MellyMel. I’m 21 years old. I was born at Hahnemann Hospital in Philadelphia. I consider myself a determined young lady. I joined PowerCorpsPHL to gain some work experience and to help our communities. What I overcame from my past motivates me to have a great and bright future. I am looking forward to meeting new people and to become more professional in the work setting.

Shaquann Prattshaquann-pratt

I’m Shaquann, I’m from North Philly. I describe myself to be outgoing and coachable. I joined PowerCorpsPHL to become a better person and leader. My daughter and my brother are the people who motivate me. I am looking forward to getting my license as well as my OSHA 10 certification.

Regine Ratiffregine-ratiff

Hello, my name is Rae. I’m 21 years old, I was born and raised in uptown (West Oak Lane). I’m shy at first but very daring and nonjudgmental. I joined PowerCorpsPHL because I wanted to network. I wanted to gain more experience and further my education. I want to step out of my comfort zone. “Behind every successful woman is herself.” Other than my family, I motivate myself. I was born to stand out, so that’s what I will do in PowerCorpsPHL. I’m looking forward to making myself and my family proud. I’ve been thinking about going to college after PowerCorpsPHL. All I know is Go and nothing will stop me.

Donte Setzlerdonte-setzler

My name is Tay, I’m 21 years old and I was born and raised in West Philadelphia. I would describe myself as determined, hardworking and focused young man. I’m strong and intelligent, never distracted and destined for success. I joined PowerCorpsPHL to gain more knowledge and experience in the professional environment. I want to gain useful connections, networks and references to help me during the beginning of my career. Other than my family, money strongly motivates me. The feel, smell and financial freedom of having money motivates me. I am looking forward to broadening my horizons in PowerCorpsPHL. I am looking to obtain as much knowledge as I can to be successful in my career.

Azureem Sheppardazureem-sheppard

I’m Azureem, born and raised in Philadelphia. I’m 22 years of age and my nickname is Tooney. I am patient and laid back. I joined PowerCorpsPHL to work on networking and professional skills and education. My main motivation is myself and my family. I am looking forward to becoming a business owner and a zoologist.