Congratulations to the DVULI Class of 2023!

Posted by: DVULI | May 22, 2024

“𝐄𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐩𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐮𝐥 𝐰𝐞𝐚𝐩𝐨𝐧 𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝.” 

–𝐍𝐞𝐥𝐬𝐨𝐧 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐥𝐚

Join us in lifting up the Cleveland, Fresno, New York City, Orlando, and San Diego DVULI grads. We are confident these agents of change will bring blessings to the youth they serve, their communities, and God’s kingdom.

In May of 2024, certificates of graduation were presented to participants in the following five cities:


  • Iteisha Bankston – TeaSpot Tutoring Learning Center, DVULI City Coordinator 
  • Leean Andino – Monte Hebron Ciudad De Refugio Youth Ministry 
  • Nobles Darby – Fellowship of Christian Athletes 
  • DeAnna DeForest – Chosen Generation 
  • Charles Dickerson – Christian Life Ministries 
  • Erin Domer – Greater Cleveland Youth for Christ City Life 
  • Aaron Lee – Providence Baptist Church 
  • Brandon Lee – Freedom Christian Assembly and Cultivate Cleveland 
  • Marcella Moore – Kidz Club and ATutor4All 
  • Theresa Patterson – ACTION Community Outreach Inc. 
  • Katie Skizenta – The City Mission 
  • LaTanisha White – YoungLives Cleveland and Birthing Beautiful Communities 

Left to Right Front Row: Iteisha Bankston (City Coordinator), Marcella Moore, DeAnna DeForest, Leann Andino Left to Right Back Row: Valerie Wimms (City Liaison), Theresa Patterson, Katie Skizenta, Brandon Lee, Aaron Lee, Erin Domer, Charles Dickerson, and Nobles Darby.


  • Jessica “Jess” Jackson – OnRamps Covenant Church, DVULI City Coordinator 
  • Jeremiah Aycock – The Word Community Church 
  • Sable Horton – Shades of Beauty 
  • Shelene Huey-Booker – Youth Utilizing Power and Praise Organization 
  • Robynne Jeisman – Turntable 
  • Laqusha Locke – Every Neighborhood Partnership 
  • Eric McIntosh – Care Portal 
  • Oscar Rodriguez – Martin Park, Inc. 
  • Dominick Sanchez – Urban Story 
  • Ray Waller, II – Mount Zion Assemblies 

Left to right: Jeremiah Aycock, Robynne Jeisman, Dominick Sanchez, Jess Jackson, Eric McIntosh-Madrigal, Sable Horton, Laqusha Locke, Oscar Rodriguez, Shelene Huey-Booker, and Ray Waller.

New York City

  • Tiate Carson – The Greater Allen Cathedral of New York, DVULI City Coordinator 
  • Jay Arisso Jr. – Today’s Church 
  • Bill Baker – Young Men Rites of Passage of the Greater Allen A.M.E Cathedral 
  • Tasha Beltran – The Yah+Weh Project 
  • Jose Campos Jr. – Huntington Assembly of God 
  • Yanibel Caraballo – Liberty Church 
  • India Coles – Speek Lyfe Movement 
  • Jamie Del Rio – The Journey Church of Hudson Valley 
  • Kathryn Kelly – Christian & Missionary Alliance Church 
  • Nena Ugwuomo – Student Dream 
  • Jonathan Plummer – Greater Allen A.M.E Cathedral of New York 
  • Damian Rosado – Urban Youth Alliance Inc 

Left to right: Tiate Carson, Kathryn Kelly, India Coles, Yanibel Caraballo, Jonathan Plummer, Tasha Beltran, Jaime Del Rio



  • Darius Carlo – Love Gospel Worship Center, DVULI City Coordinator 
  • Antonio Hughes – Dominion Consulting Agency 
  • Chantel Hampton – S.T.A.N.D. Inc. 
  • Jacquie Alexander – Southside Community Church 
  • Jacqueline Taylor – Redeeming Light Community Services 
  • Jonas Cayo – Elevate Orlando 
  • Lasheena Williams – L.O.V.E. Our Youth, Inc. 
  • Michelle Hamilton – Light of Orlando Young Life Urban 
  • Samantha Wallace – MAN UP Mentoring, Inc. 
  • Tameka Richardson – Young Life 
  • TJ Luke – Orlando World Outreach Church 


From left to right: Jonas Cayo, Chantel Hampton, Jacqueline Taylor, Tameka Richardson, Jacquie Alexander, Antoni Hughes III, Rodrigo Ortiz, Michelle Hamilton, Lasheena Williams, TJ Luke, Darius Carlo, Samantha Wallace.

San Diego

  • Johnny Walsh – Johnny Walsh Creatives, DVULI City Coordinator
  • Brittany Girard – Faith Community Church
  • Scott Graff – New Vision Urban Impact
  • Luis Bautista – Iglesia Efecto
  • Carmelo R Trinidad – New Vision Church
  • Desho’nai Burton – Desho’nai Burton Ministries
  • Faby Radillo Olivarez – Iglesia Bethel
  • Jesse Matone – Cummins
  • James Wiley Jr. – REEL Teens
  • Tasha Matthews – Catalyst of San Diego & Imperial Counties

Left to right: Eric Johnson (DVULI liaison), Fabiola Radillo, Desho’nai Burton, Luis Bautista (front), James Wiley Jr. (back), Johnny Walsh, Carmelo Trinidad (front), Scott Graff (back), Jesse Matone (back), Brittany Girard (front), Tasha Matthews, and Shannon Pothoven (DVULI staff).