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George L. Cannon II
House of H.O.P.E Inc.
Helping Other People Excel
"Our Mission ...is to improve the quality of life for at-risk youth in the inner city of Philadelphia and surrounding counties with emphasis placed on education, psychotherapy, and social skills. We strive to Help Other People Excel to better our communities for generations to come."
In 2001 Carl received his first masters’ in Forensic Psychology from Madison University. In 2001, Carl and a Colleague developed COPE for LIFE. COPE for LIFE is a cognitive, educational program for adults and adolescents. Until recently, there was no way to measure the psychometrics of individual's commitment to change effectively.
In 2013, Carl received his second masters’ in Applied Behavior Analysis. Carl has worked for agencies as a Behavior Specialist Consultant in Delaware, Delaware County, and Philadelphia County.
Recently, Carl and his colleague ran a pilot program for the GLC HOUSE of HOPE for Girls located in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Utilizing contingency management and positive re-enforcement, they were able to foster positive change in eight adolescent girls. The attendance was seventy percent through-out the eight-week program which met on Saturday mornings and was a huge success.
Carl holds a BS in Music Education from Mount Senario College, a Masters’ in Forensic Psychology from Madison University, a Masters’ in Applied Behavior Analysis from Kaplan University, and a certified Family Development Specialist from the University of Iowa. Carl currently works for the government in Behavior
Carl W. Wesley
Graduated from Mount Senario College in Ladysmith Wisconsin with a BS in Music Education. After college, Carl auditioned for the United States Army Band and was accepted into the prestigious Armed Forces School of Music, located in Norfolk Virginia. Carl retired from The United States Army Band Europe in 1995. Working as a Music teacher in Delaware, and Philadelphia counties, he realized that there was a need to assist students in urban areas with “coping skills.”
In 1997, Carl took a job as a Coordinator at Sleighton School in Delaware County Pennsylvania. Sleighton School was a co-ed school for court-adjudicated youth from Philadelphia Pa. Sleighton lost its program contract. Carl and the Coordinating Staff decided to write a program for the students of Sleighton School. The school closed because of lack of funding.
Michelle L. Rogers, Ph.D
S.T.E.A.M Program Manager
An associate professor in the College of Computing and Informatics at Drexel University.
For more than 15 years, Dr. Rogers has been using human factors engineering methods and socio-technical systems theory to study the impact of health information technology (HIT) on clinical workflow and the usability of technology with and by medically underserved populations.
Most recently, Dr. Rogers has been working on several projects investigating the usability and utility of patient portals accessing their electronic medical records. Internationally, she has been studying the use of HIT in global public health, Uganda in particular.
Dr. Rogers has received funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and American Diabetes Association
(ADA), as well as several teaching awards at Drexel University.
Dr. Rogers holds graduate degrees in Industrial Engineering from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and undergraduate degrees in electrical engineering from Spellman College and Georgia Tech.
Deborah L. Kelly, M.Ed
Job Readiness Program Instructor
Deborah L. Kelly, M.Ed., CPE received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Business Education from Temple University. She is a Certified Parenting Educator and a Cooperative Education Coordinator. Ms. Kelly is the author of the book, The Turnaround: Parenting Tips for Improving Your Child’s Academic Success, How to Make Your Child Smarter, Learning-Ready, and Nonviolent.
She taught various business subjects at the high school level until retiring in 2011. She presently facilitates parenting workshops and facilitates MenzFit’s employment readiness workshops for unemployed and underemployed men, some of whom are juvenile lifers. Ms. Kelly taught pedagogical skills to vocational teachers and taught severely emotionally disturbed students, as well as tutored elementary school students in math and English. She taught English in the AFNA summerprogram and wrote parenting articles for a community newspaper.
Ms. Kelly has been married forty-two years and has raised two college graduates. She believes your inner thoughts become your self-fulfilling prophecy. Additionally, she says how you perceive the future shapes your present behavior, so you shouldn’t let your failures define you. Her motto, “Liking yourself is half the battle.”
Deborah L. Kelly
Cell phone: 215-840-5544
Address: P.O. Box 6142, Elkins Park, PA 19027
Etiquette & Leadership Instructor
A certified visual arts instructor for the School District of Philadelphia, and a certified tennis instructor and tennis coach for Legacy Youth Tennis and Education.
She has conducted classes for youth (boys and girls) in the City of Philadelphia for Etiquette and Personal Improvement for several churches and organizations for many years. Ms. Daniel is originally from Boston, Massachusetts.
Having lived in New York, Pittsburgh, PA and ultimately settling in Philadelphia, having traveled extensively and lived overseas, Ms. Daniel has learned from various communities, and cultures how important is for our young adults to present themselves in the best light possible, be confident and self-assured as they navigate through
the maze of life. Ms. Daniel holds a Bachelor's Degree from Marymount College in Tarrytown, New York and a Master's in Education from Saint Joseph's University.