Meet Cohort 7 Crews: Street Sweepers

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

Toriano GoldmanToriano Goldman
Crew Leader
Bashir BoultonBashir Boulton
Assistant Crew Leader
Ikeem HaynesworthIkeem Haynesworth
Corps Member
Kristina RobinsonKristina Robinson
Corps Member
Donvontae SmithDonvontae Smith
Corps Member
Destiny Stevens WootenDestiny Stevens Wooten
Corps Member
Shawn TribbleShawn Tribble
Corps Member
Victor WhiteVictor White
Corps Member
Derek WilliamsDerek Williams
Corps Member

Toriano Goldman (Crew Leader)Toriano-Goldman

Toriano Goldman grew up in the SouthWest region of Philadelphia. He joined PowerCorpsPHL in Cohort 4 as a member. He came back for a second term of service in Cohort 5, but in a leadership role as Assistant Crew Leader. Toriano excelled in that position and was presented the opportunity to serve with PowerCorpsPHL as a Supportive Services AmeriCorps Fellow. Not too long after, he was offered another opportunity to become a full-time Crew Leader for a Philadelphia Parks and Recreation crew. Toriano is not only serving his community, but also the members whose position he was just in. PowerCorpsPHL has helped Toriano see the good in every individual. He is driven by the members themselves to ensure they are successful. He is reshaping the way they live, think, and impact their community. He brings new and young ideas that come from a member’s standpoint to his role as a Crew Leader. Toriano is able to relate to the members because he grew up in the same environment and has gone through a lot of similar situations. He wants to be a model for the members to use as a guide to excel in all their endeavors. At the end of the day, Toriano want to help members understand they can obtain anything by just being true to who they are.

Bashir Boulton (Assistant Crew Leader)Bashir-Boulton

My name is Bashir, I’m 23 years old, and I was born in Vineland, New Jersey.  I’m funny, smart, and have a big heart.  I love to play baseball.  I joined PowerCorpsPHL to better myself and to make a change in not only my life but in the people’s lives as well.  My son and my family motivate me.  I’m looking forward to getting a career in a good company.

Ikeem HaynesworthIkeem-Haynesworth

My name is Ikeem, I was born in Philadelphia.  I describe myself as outgoing, a leader, and a go-getter.  I hated being broke, so I told myself that would never happen again.  I love writing and I hope to one day write a movie.  I joined PowerCorpsPHL to see what doors I could open, to stay out of the way, and to make a few dollars while I was doing that.  My grandmom, mom, brother, sisters, dad, and girlfriend motivate me.  I have to win for them.  I’m looking forward to being able to take care of my family and just enjoying life.

Kristina RobinsonKristina-Robinson

My name is Kristina, I’m 20 years old.  I was born in Kingston, Jamaica.  I would describe myself as a hard worker that strives for success at every opportunity given to me.  I love to play sports and try new things.  I joined PowerCorpsPHL because I want to make a change in my life.  I love working with my hands and getting a little dirty.  The fact that I can do these things while helping my community brings great joy to my life.  My motivation in life is my father, my little sister and little brother.  I’m looking forward to gaining more skills and improving my professionalism.

Donvontae SmithDonvontae-Smith

My name is Donvontae, I’m 20 years old and from Philadelphia.  I describe myself as an outgoing person, I’m fun to be around.  I joined PowerCorpsPHL to be part of something bigger than myself.  I also joined for the work opportunities that come after I finish the 6 months.  My team and my daughter motivate me.  I’m looking forward to becoming more professional.  In life, I’m looking forward to being a good father.

Destiny Stevens WootenDestiny-Stevens-Wooten

My name is Destiny, I was born in North Philadelphia.  I describe myself as a good leader.  I joined PowerCorpsPHL to gain more professionalism and for all the great opportunities.  Going through hard times motivates me.  My family also motivates me.  I’m looking forward to improving my professionalism, earning great opportunities, and learning new things in PowerCorpsPHL.  I’m looking forward to being successful in life.

Shawn TribbleShawn-Tribble

My name is Shawn, I’m 20 years old.  I was born in Florida.  I describe myself as a leader and a motivational person.  I have a secret talent, I write music.  I joined PowerCorpsPHL to make an impact on my community.  My son motivates me.  So does the fear of being unsuccessful.  I’m looking forward to becoming self sufficient after PowerCorpsPHL and a better man. 

Victor WhiteVictor-White

My name is Victor, but I like to be called Veto.  I’m 18 years old and I was born in SouthWest Philadelphia.  I like to think of myself as nonjudgmental, kind, and open-minded.  I joined PowerCorpsPHL because of the benefit of learning a trade.  I like working outdoors and I’m good with my hands.  The one thing that motivates me is my future.  I’m looking forward to a nice life.

Derek WilliamsDerek-Williams

My name is Derek, I’m 25 years old, I’m from Georgia.  I describe myself as an old soul, a fun fact is that I love money!  I joined PowerCorpsPHL to be a better person and for the guidance.  My motivation is my past, I don’t want to relive it.  I’m looking forward to finishing my term strong and making steps to become a Project Manager.