Quardean Lewis-Allen Selected as a Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneur for 2017
Born and raised in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, Lewis-Allen started a creative agency to combat the high levels of unemployment and lack of education of young people in his neighborhood. Made in Brownsville brings mentors working in creative fields in New York City to train young people ages 14 to 24. Through 12-week apprenticeships, they're taught skills in science, technology, math, art or design. Working with Brownsville community leaders, the apprentices work to address specific problems in their community like access to healthy food or crime.