BRAND SPOTLIGHT: LaTricea Adams (Black Millennials For Flint)
LaTricea Adams is a proud native of Memphis, Tennessee. and is the Founder CEO & President of Black Millennials for Flint (BM4F). Founded by members of Thursday Network Greater Washington Urban League Young Professionals on February 10, 2016, BM4F is a grassroots, environmental justice and civil rights organization with the purpose of bringing like minded organizations together to collectively take action and advocate against the crisis of lead exposure specifically in African American & Latino communities throughout the nation.
LaTricea is the immediate past President for the Memphis Urban League Young Professionals and Thursday Network—
Greater Washington Urban League where under her leadership, the chapter was recognized as the 2017 Maudine Cooper Eastern Region Chapter of Excellence as well as the 2017 Affiliate Service Award with leading a chapter that committed nearly 18,000 service hours. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Memphis Urban League. She has been involved with the Urban League
movement since 2011, hailing from the Urban League Young Professionals of Middle Tennessee. LaTricea has served as the former Membership Chair and Vice-President of Thursday Network.
LaTricea currently holds the position of Manager, Organizational Quality for Shelby County Schools Office of Charter Schools in Memphis, TN. She is a former teacher of Spanish with teaching experience in grades 6-12. She received a B.A. in Foreign Languages from The University of Memphis in 2007, Master of Arts in Teaching from Belmont University in 2009 and an Educational Specialist degree in Administration & Supervision from Tennessee State University in 2012. She is in the terminal stage of completing her Ed.D. also in Administration & Supervision at Tennessee State University. LaTricea is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
LaTricea is a highly accomplished civil rights and social justice leader as evident by a host of accolades. She was a
member of the New Leaders for New Schools Emerging Leaders Cohort in Washington, DC, Kappa Delta Pi Teacher of Honor , Toyota International Teacher Program to Costa Rica, Southern Council on Language Teaching Best of TN,
Vanderbilt Summer Professional Institute to the Dominican Republic, Tennessee Foreign Language Teacher Association
Dale Sevier Fund for the Future Award, Phi Delta Kappa Emerging Leader and many other laudable recognitions in the realm of education. LaTricea was recognized as the 2015 Greater Washington Urban League Volunteer of the Year and National Urban League Young Professionals YP Distinguished Member in 2016 and President’s Distinguished President in 2017. LaTricea was also recognized as the Women’s Information Network (WIN) Young Women of Achievement Award recipient for Service Beyond Measure. She was noted as the Young Education Professionals of DC’s Volunteer of the Year for 2017. LaTricea was featured in the Women’s History Month 2016 Spotlight for Brightest Young Things (BYT). Most recently she served as a featured speaker at the highly acclaimed BroccoliCon 2018 at the Google Headquarters in Washington, DC alongside actress Amanda Seales and actor Laz Alonso. She was also the recipient of the 2018 "Unbossed and Unapologetic Visionary" Award at the Inaugural Black Millennial Political Convention.
LaTricea’s notable accomplishments reflects her passion to be “supreme in service to all mankind.”
Black Millennials For Flint (#BM4F)
is a grassroots,
environmental justice and civil rights organization with the purpose of bringing like-minded organizations together to collectively take action and advocate against the crisis of lead exposure specifically in African American & Latino communities throughout the nation. BM4F is the first African American and Latino environmental justice and civil rights organization in US history founded by HBCU graduates LaTricea Adam's (Tennessee State University), Jason Barnes (Coppin State University), Michelle Mabson (Howard University) and Krystina White (Howard University).
Their roots began as a programming initiative within Thursday Network—Greater Washington Urban League Professionals led by LaTricea Adams, Founder CEO & President. BM4F's first project was to support the Buffalo Urban League Young Professionals Chapter with bringing in donations in preparation for a Flint Service Trip where they helped bring in over 170 water donations. As a collective group of black millennials, they grew into an official movement on February 10, 2016.
To date, they have donated approximately 40,000 gallons of water to Flint, Michigan. Additionally, BM4F has achieved the following milestones:
• Served as the leading community-based organization to support the passing of the DC Childhood Lead Prevention Amendment Act of 2017 which calls for mandatory testing for water in all DC public schools (including charters) and childcare facilities.
• Collaborated with over 70 community organizations/agencies including: the NAACP, National Urban League, Sierra Club DC Chapter, Empower DC, University of the District of Columbia Clarke School of Law, Greater Washington Area Chapter National Bar Association Women's Lawyer Division, University of Maryland College Park School of Public Health.
• Strategized with Congressman John Lewis surrounding mandatory testing for water in schools
• Some of their national accolades and recognitions include:
--Michelle Mabson | Chief Advocacy Officer
--Thursday Network Luminary Awardee 2017
--DC EcoWomen People’s Choice Award Honorable Mention 2017
--Walker’s Legacy #BeenBoss Green 2018 5 Diverse Women of Color
--LaTricea Adams | CEO & President
--Women’s Information Network (WIN) Young Woman of Achievement: Service Beyond Measure Award Recipient 2017
--Featured Speaker for Broccoli Con 2018
--Black Millennial Political Convention Unbossed and Unapologetic Visionary Award Recipient 2018
Our work is based on our Four Action Point Plan:
1. Raise funds and cultivate resources to improve the quality of life of communities impacted by lead exposure.
2. Advocate for the eradication of lead in air, consumer products, housing, soil, and water.
3. Educate & equip the general public with digestible information regarding lead and lead exposure.
4. Build coalitions with like-minded organizations.
We also have core, signature programming in addition to our more frequent day-to-day work:
• Annual Flint Weekend of Service
• Young, Gifted and Green: Black Millennials for Flint Community Action Summit (Congressional Black Caucus Edition)
• Lead Prevention Ambassador Leadership Program
• Canvassing & Community Outreach Training
Young, Gifted and Green: Black Millennials for Flint Community Action Summit (Congressional Black Caucus Edition) | September 13, 2018 2:00 PM-7:30 PM | Thurgood Marshall Center 1816 12th NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
Celebrity guests: Van Lathan and Mari Copeny ("Little Miss Flint")
Free registration: bit.ly/younggiftedgreen
Lead Prevention Ambassador Leadership Program
Applications (DC-MD-VA candidates only) due August 31, 2018: bit.ly/bm4fleadapp
Official training takes place Saturday, September 15, 2018
(Selected candidates will be formally introduced at Young, Gifted and Green: Black Millennials for Flint Community Action Summit)
BM4F Instagram: @blackmillennials4flint
Personal Instagram: @bbw_oshun
BM4F Twitter: @BM4Flint (https://twitter.com/BM4Flint?s=09)
BM4F Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/blackmillennials4flint/
Personal Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tricey.adams.3
BM4F YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0jdoHpPtpzvRwAMrwCIGgA
Personal LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/latricea-adams-mat-ed-s-61aa2b16/
Sponsorship program: bit.ly/bm4fcorporatesponsorship