The Triumphant Changemakers

CLNE's Triumphant Changemakers are young adults pursuing their purpose by taking action in their personal and professional development through actionable goal-setting, forum, and mentorship in order to improve their lives and make a difference in their communities.

We're thrilled to welcome our first cohort of Changemakers, and co-create this program with them!

MEET OUR CURRENT COHORT OF TRIUMPHANT CHANGEMAKERS

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MARCELL LOCUST, 

"Stylz"

My name is Marcell. My stage name is Stylz and I've been making music since 2009. I first started making Christian hip-hop music with a group called Redeemer Jump Crew, or RJC where I had the opportunity to perform for 20,000 people. In 2013, I left Minnesota and went to Drake University where I met two guys who created their own hip-hop. It was with them I began my transition away from Christian hip-hop into conscious hip-hop. The group was called The Misfit Movement and we once opened for Young Jeezy in Des Moines. Now I'm one of two for The Real is Back Music and we make conscious hip-hop here in Minneapolis. I grew up in Minneapolis and I'm married to the most wonderful woman in the world.

Find The Real is Back Music on Spotify.

TASHEANTE LOCUST

My name is Tasheante Locust. I am 26 years old, a homeowner, and married for 3 years with no kids yet. Well, at least none of my own. I have 15 nieces and nephews, 6 godchildren, and I am an Education Support Professional for elementary students, as well as a Special Education Paraprofessional for middle school students. On top of that, I have been a youth leader in North Minneapolis for over 3 years. I am a Certified Life Coach and I love spreading love, peace, and positivity. I am confident, optimistic, and resilient. The purpose of my life is to improve the lives of others; to assist people in becoming the best of themselves for themselves, in order to improve their purpose and manifest their destiny.

WILLIAM JONES

 

I’m Will Jones. North Minneapolis born and raised (on the playground is where I spent most of my days…) I started making videos back when I was in high school. I grew up in many ways at Redeemer Lutheran Church - in the Redeemer Jump Crew, at the Popcorn Palace, and being a role model for the youth around the church. Redeemer is where a camera was first put in my hands. Once I got older, I came across YouTube and saw other people doing the things I like to do, so I decided to join in. I took a pause, because I felt like I couldn’t invest the time to really get it going. (I work at a lead recycling warehouse and have a family.) I’m hoping that as a Triumphant Changemaker I can start back up on my old personal channel (Yo Will Jones) and keep investing in our family YouTube channel, Blended Perfection, which highlights me, my 2 boys, my little sis, and my partner Keosha.

Visit Blended Perfection on YouTube.