Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.”
Shonya Anderson joins Center 360 after leaving an award-winning media advertising career to become a social worker and socialpreneur. Shonya is the proud mother of two amazing giants--6'5" and 6'7" sons (an artist/apparel designer and outdoorsman). When Shonya isn't listening to a podcast, creating resumes, making men's jewelry or completing a DIY project, you'll most likely find her on a trail. Shonya received her B.S. in Business Administration from Old Dominion University and MSW from Norfolk State University. Center 360 is excited to add Shonya to our team!
Program Coach, Music
Coach Prince is originally from the Metro Detroit area, and has been in Charlotte for 5 years. He is currently an Assistant Band Director at Monroe High School. Prior to Monroe High, he was an Orchestra Teacher at Cochrane Collegiate Academy and Garinger High School for 3 years. Prince received his BA in Music Ed from Hampton University in 2013, and will have his MBA in Nonprofit Management from Johnson & Wales in December of 2019.
Jermaine Nakia Lee
Program Coach, Theater Arts
Jermaine Nakia Lee attended the famed New World School for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida as a middle and high school student. He then went on to study Music Education at the University
of North Carolina at Charlotte. After paid internships with major record label ARISTA-LaFace and
tours as a featured artist on Disney and Royal Caribbean cruises, Lee landed in Charlotte NC where he excelled as a Master Teaching Artist and Cultural Educator with Charlotte/Mecklenburg Schools,
the Levine Museum of the New South, the NC Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, the Arts & Science Council, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Art & Culture and the Children's
Theatre of Charlotte.
Program Coach, Athletics
Deeply connected to the heartbeat, Tenai is a native of Charlotte and has been an advocate leader in the community. She is a graduate of NC A&T State University where she received her undergraduate degree in Journalism and later went on to receive her Masters in Sports Management at Wingate University.
She is currently a licensed NC Real Estate agent, while also managing her meal prep business, being a fitness trainer and media personality.
Her background has extensive work within youth programs and athletics. She previously held the Sports Information Director role at Livingstone College and has worked with well known companies within their sports program such as the YMCA, Carolina Courts, and the CIAA.
She believes that it is essential to devote time and energy into the youth to see them grow and become great individuals.
Board of Directors
keisha hamilton | founder/chair |
Emerald Health Services
anna zuevskaya, MSW | vice-chair |
Asheville-Buncombe Community Land Trust
akeliah stewart, MHC | founder/secretary |
The Relatives Crisis Center
lieutenant lebraun evans
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department