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Our Staff

Brenda Lewis  Brenda Lewis has been with the Beachell Family Learning Center as the Lab Assistant since the beginning. Brenda pivoted from her policy career with the Social Security Administration to concerned community advocate when she completed the Philadelphia Citizen Planning Institute, cementing her path as a civic leader. Committed to her faith, she completed the Christian Stronghold Training Institute’s biblical counselor program. She also organized the Concerned Citizens of Mantua to bring a local supermarket to Mantua, a longtime food desert. Brenda and her husband remain lifelong residents of the Mantua neighborhood. 
Kevin Williams Kevin Williams has been a part of the Beachell Family Learning Center since June 2014.  During his time, he has supervised the computer labs and overseen community programming that include adult education, computer classes, and entrepreneurship programs. In his current position as a Business Specialist, Kevin focuses on assisting budding entrepreneurs and small business owners in the B Smart workshop series. Prior to his work at Drexel, he worked with entrepreneurs and technology start-ups focusing on business development and revenue generation to help them scale to sustainability. For more than a decade, Kevin has either been a technology trainer or a business development professional in the tech sector. He has called Philadelphia home for the past 30 years.