Isaiah bested 50 auditioning youth and 12 finalists to claim victory in the teen/college field. His winning tune was John Legend’s “All of Me.”
The event was a joint collaboration between Deputy Center Director Administrative Assistant Pecola Jefferson (pictured below with students) and Charlin Hughes, Community Relations & Events Coordinator of Beyond Housing. The two designed the competition among three categories: 15 and under (youth), 16-20 (teen/college) and 21 and older (adult). Aside from Isaiah, three other Center students made the final cut. These finalists included Desate Stimage (poem-reading), Dalano Evans (rapping) and DeMarco Towns (dancing).
Isaiah’s next gig is the Pine Lawn Park ribbon cutting ceremony, where he will be joined by fellow Center finalists.
Beyond Housing is a comprehensive community development organization that provides local residents support in home purchase, health, education and career-building.