Meet Our Cohort 1 Fellows

Omosi Anabui (Mo)

Omosi Anabui is an Impact Manager with City Year Philadelphia. She manages a team of young folks who provide tutoring, mentoring, and attendance coaching to a K-8 school in the Kensington neighborhood. In her role, Mo provides tailored interventions to students in grades K-8 to support them in getting on grade level. provides coaching for her team to ensure that they implementing the most effective and productive interventions for their students

Prior to her time as Impact Manager, Mo completed two years of service as a City Year AmeriCorps member and Senior Team Leader.

Mo earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology and Psychology from Philadelphia University. Mo’s work focuses on dismantling the inherent systemic racism that is intertwined in the education system by providing and creating equitable spaces for our students and teachers.

Christine Auguste

Christine Auguste most recently served as a Parent Educator at Oxford Circle Christian Community Association (OCCCDA). At OCCCDA, Christine served the Haitian Community in the Oxford Circle area. She conducted home visits implemented by the PATs (Parents as Teachers) model. She assisted parents to make sure that their children enter school ready.

In addition, Christine serves as a Substitute Teacher in the School District of Philadelphia.

Christine earned her bachelor’s degree in Global Affairs, concentration in International Development as well as a minor in Spanish from George Mason University.

Angel Barfield

Angel Barfield is an assistant teacher at the Abington branch of the YMCA. She works with children from the ages of 8 months to 5 years old.

Angel also volunteers with Teenshop, an organization dedicated to helping teenage girls with goals, giving life skills and opportunities for personal growth. Her goal is to open her own school and provide children with the wisdom needed to make a positive difference in the world around us.

She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Shippensburg University. As an alumni, she volunteers with Philadelphia Futures; an organization that is dedicated to allowing high school students from low income neighborhoods an opportunity to prepare for college and experience things that may not be available to them otherwise.

Unis Bey

Unis Bey is the CEO/Executive Director of Grays Ferry Early Learning Academy. Grays Ferry Early Learning Academy is a Keystone STARS childcare center that provides high-quality early childhood education and academic enrichment to young children 13 months – 12 years of age. As the Executive Director, Unis is responsible for leading the development, implementation, and evaluation of the center to meet strategic goals that are research-informed. Unis has devoted over 14 years to the field of early childhood education. Grounded in her earliest years of teaching young children, Unis taught English as a Foreign Language. In her career, she has worked in the classroom with various age groups of children and later became an Assistant Director of a high-quality early childhood education program. Believing passionately in advocacy and the power of education to transform lives and positively change communities is what drives Unis.

Unis earned her Bachelor of Science in Childcare Management and Director’s Credential from Chestnut Hill College. She also has a certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. She is a member of the National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and Pennsylvania Child Care Association (PACCA).

Stephanie Blake

Stephanie Blake is the Early Childhood Literacy Specialist for the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation, where she coaches local early childhood professionals to increase early literacy within their programs. In addition, Stephanie owns a consulting company, Educate to Elevate Consulting, where she provides support to early childhood professionals in the field. 

Stephanie has over 15 years of experience in the Early Childhood field. She has worked across various childcare settings, gaining experience in consulting, technical assistance, and training. Stephanie has experience working with both state and federal funded preschool programs. Most recently, she was an Early Childhood Specialist working in the Head Start Region lll Training/Technical Assistance Network in partnership with the Office of Head Start.

In addition, Stephanie serves as an adjunct professor at Harcum College and Rowan University teaching courses in early childhood education. She is a Pennsylvania certified instructor, Act 48 Provider, and a Pre-k Class Observer.

Stephanie attended Arcadia University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a minor in Early Childhood Education and her Master’s in Business Administration. At Gratz College, she received her Master’s of Arts in Education with a Specialization in Early Childhood. Currently, Stephanie is a doctoral student at Gratz College studying Educational Leadership with a concentration in Higher Education

Sophia Ezomoghene

Sophia Ezomoghene is an Early Childhood Literacy Specialist for the Free Library of Philadelphia. She started her career in education as an AmeriCorps volunteer at an alternative high school serving older and underserved students. Afterwards, she taught prekindergarten and kindergarten at a charter school in Washington, DC. Before joining the Free Library of Philadelphia, she was a Head Start teacher for the School District of Philadelphia.

Sophia earned her bachelor’s degree in Political Science and International Affairs from Northeastern University, as well as a master’s degree in Education from American University.

Savannah Washington

Savannah Washington is the District Leader for Childcare at the YMCA. In addition to this role, Savannah is the owner of BeSavieCreations, LLC which is a dual business that offers business consultations and publishing services.

In 2018, Savannah published her first book titled Jesus, Not Genie. Her long term career goal is to become a Capital Investor/ Chief Evangelist Officer.

Savannah received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and master’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing.

Octavia Williams

Octavia is an assistant director for the Rocky Run YMCA Early Learning Center. At Rocky Run, she is tasked with a wide variety of responsibilities that is necessary to run a childcare facility with children ranging from 13 months- 5 years old.

Octavia first started her career as a teacher at Montgomery County schools where she worked closely with a diverse range of children of all ages for over three years. Octavia also has experience with being a therapeutic support staff worker where she provided services to children with special needs.

Octavia earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Bloomsburg University and is pursuing her master’s degree at Temple University.