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Terrell Thomas

Position: Business Owner, Movement Leader
Categories: Business Owner, Movement Leader
Terrell Thomas (He/Him/His) works to build high-level relationships and community power through various tactics, such as creating coalition partnerships, lobbying elected and other government officials, recruiting and developing volunteers, and engaging voters. He helps to develop, strengthen, and nurture alliances and work in coalitions with different communities, youth groups, formerly incarcerated peoples, and other advocacy groups. Terrell is the Executive Director of The Isaiah Project youth development program, President of Power University community education initiatives, CEO of My Brother’s Keeper transitional living facility, and owner of Last Fix Lawn Care for returning citizens. Terrell spearheaded the LOVE Project, which is a group of disparate individuals who identify and address root causes to issues that have a systemic effect in our environment. Terrell is also a Senior Field Organizer for the ACLU-PA and the NAACP’s National Criminal Justice Director. Terrell was named Who’s Who in Black Pittsburgh in 2015, 40 under 40 by Pittsburgh Magazine in 2016, both a Man of Excellence by The New Pittsburgh Courier and the Ronald Dillon Organization Man of the Year in 2017, received the Pittsburgh Business Times Innovators Award, BMe Black Genius, and Pittsburgh Human Resource Association’s Leader of the Year in 2018, and named Incline Magazine’s Who’s Next in Activism in 2019. Terrell received a BA from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Sociology and Political Science, studied Organizational Leadership at Point Park University, and received a certificate from the Vanderbilt Divinity School in Public Theology and Racial Justice.