Meet Cohort 6 Crews: Visionaries

Learn more about our corps members 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.

Michael HerrmannMichael Herrmann
Crew Leader
Jaquille IngramJaquille Ingram
Assistant Crew Leader
Aquillah ByersAquillah Byers
Corps Member
Dion CherryDion Cherry
Corps Member
Lateef GadsenLateef Gadsen
Corps Member
Maxwell HoughMaxwell Hough
Corps Member
Demarco MoodyDemarco Moody
Corps Member
Charles OliverCharles Oliver
Corps Member
Stacey PaceStacey Pace
Corps Member
Derek WilliamsDerek Williams
Corps Member
Mikel WoodsMikel Woods
Corps Member

Michael Herrmann (Crew Leader)

Mike hails from New Hampshire but now proudly calls South Philadelphia his home. He feels that the the best part of being a founding PowerCorpsPHL crew leader is being on the ground floor and helping to see the program through its growing pains. Mike is proud of his abilities to exhibit leadership, commitment and flexibility. He anticipates that years from now, after the PowerCorpsPHL program has flourished, he will be able to look back on this time and say with pride that he was a part of the original group of leaders. He loves being witness to his crew’s excitement at getting jobs done and taking ownership of their accomplishments.

Jaquille Ingram (Assistant Crew Leader)jaquille-ingram

My name is Jaquille, they call me Quille. I’m from Philadelphia, raised in the uptown area. I describe myself as a kind, genuine, helpful person who is encouraging and motivational. I joined PowerCorpsPHL for the new experience. I am finding what I’m good at and this is an opportunity to become great. My daughter, my mother, my brother, and my girlfriend motivate me. I’m looking forward to a career and staying out of the streets. I want a better way to provide for my family.

Aquillah Byersaquillah-byers

My name is Aquillah, or Quilla. I’m 25 years old and was born in Philadelphia. I describe myself as a hardworking, determined, and outgoing individual. I joined PowerCorpsPHL because it’s the start of a new beginning for me. This program offers so many great opportunities that I would love to experience to help prepare me for a better and brighter future. My daughter motivates me. I am looking forward to success and better living for me and my daughter.

Dion Cherrydion-cherry

My name is Dion, I was born in South Philadelphia. I am an outgoing person, I’m calm and down to earth. I joined PowerCorpsPHL because I wanted to better my future and also be a better role model to my kids. I also want to learn more things about this work field. What motivates me is my wife and kids. They also motivate me to stay focused. I’m looking forward in PowerCorpsPHL to learn more things about the Parks & Recreation centers and other things in this work field.

Lateef Gadsenlateef-gadsen

My name is Lateef, some call me Teef. I’m 25 years old and I was born in West Philadelphia. I joined PowerCorpsPHL because I wanted to change my life by learning and working. I think change motivates me as well as my family and money. I’m looking forward to getting farther in life in a positive way.

Maxwell Houghmaxwell-hough

My name is Maxwell aka MadMax. I’m 21 years old. I was born in Philadelphia. I describe myself as ambitious. I joined PowerCorpsPHL to gain job training and environmental literacy. My son and my mom motivate me as well as my community. I’m looking forward to improving my leadership skills while improving my community at the same time.

Demarco Moodydemarco-moody

My nickname is Don Juan. I’m 24 years old and was born in Philadelphia. I’m funny, charming, likable, and uplifting. I’m the life of the party and I’m the greatest father. I’m full of positive energy, I make everyone around me better. I joined PowerCorpsPHL because my P.O. thought this was a great program for me. My motivation is my children, money and wanting more for myself in life. I’m looking forward to the experience, a chance to get a great job with the City, and any other skills I can gain while I’m in PowerCorpsPHL.

Charles Olivercharles-oliver

My nickname is Ceez, I’m 23 years old. I was born in Philly, but born a Cowboys fan. I’m laid back, I like to chill, and play sports. I joined PowerCorpsPHL to give myself a better chance in life. What motivates me the most is my daughter, so she doesn’t need for anything. I’m looking forward to graduating from PowerCorpsPHL!

Stacey Pacestacey-pace

I was born in Philadelphia, I’m 23 years old. I have a 4 year old son. I am motivated, uplifted, and strong. I joined PowerCorpsPHL so that I can be the difference I want to see in the world. My son is my biggest motivation. My community is also my motivation. I want to see all my people do good in this world. I am looking forward to a new family and to good memories with PowerCorpsPHL.

Derek Williamsderek-williams

My name is Derek, aka D. I’m 25 years old and from Georgia. I joined PowerCorpsPHL for a career. My life motivates me. I am looking forward to success in my life.

Mikel Woodsmikel-woods

My name is Mikel, but they call me Kelz. I was born in Philadelphia. I’m 26 years old and have two sons. I’m a laid back person. I try to get the best out of every moment. I joined PowerCorpsPHL so I can better myself as a person and to help improve my community. My family motivates me. I’m looking forward to going back to school.