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Carlon L. Manuel, M.S.
Upon his arrival from his homeland of Trinidad and Tobago to Brooklyn, N.Y. in January 1975, Carlon became interested in the experiences and culture of African Americans. Mr. Manuel’s mix of West Indian roots along with his African American acculturation fostered his interest in both worlds. Mr. Manuel has the passion and commitment to serve African Americans, particularly African American men. He has a wealth of professional and volunteer experience with a number of youth programs throughout New York City and the Tri-State area. Mr. Manuel arrived in Los Angeles in October 1985 after joining the United States Marine Corps, which exposed him to numerous people and cultures across the globe. Mr. Manuel received his Master’s degree in Community Psychology from Springfield College in Springfield, MA, which has further supported his professional service to African American communities and nonprofit organizations throughout Los Angeles for over 17 years. He also proudly served as a Wraparound Facilitator and Youth Development Counselor/Supervisor at Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services for 12 years. More recently, Mr. Manuel held the position of Regional Manager for the Mayor’s Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development, focusing his efforts in South Los Angeles and was employed as a Program Manager for PATH (People Assisting The Homeless) Supportive Services for Veteran Families program which provides services for homeless veterans. Currently, Mr. Manuel is in the process of developing a nonprofit organization called Indivisible Men with the goal of creating inter-generational programming for African American men.