Kelly Vilar

56 – Staten Island, NY

What Are You Most Passionate About?

The success of black and brown youth and the work to support them as they prepare for adulthood.

Who is someone who inspires you?

People like Biddy Mason, Maya Angelou and Paul Robeson who have incredible life stories.

What Is Your Favorite Sound?

Any music with violins.

What Project would a laptop help you with?

Our mission is to inspire and educate multi-generational and multi-ethnic stakeholders to build healthy neighborhoods and elevate their voices through community activism, arts, publications and youth development.

How Would A Laptop Help You?

From the youngest and most vulnerable in our community, to the seniors who have tried it all, we believe we must all be involved in the community and have a voice at leadership tables to speak on raising the community consciousness to support continual growth, cultural equity, self-determination and independence.This is a hard feat without what’s become a necessary tool in modern life: a computer.

What do you love about this project?

Witnessing youth becoming a catalyst for positive change.

What Languages do you speak?

English, Bangla, Thai & Spanish

Given a choice, would you prefer a Mac or PC?