We are excited to announce that Jamie-Lee Morris has joined the Elementz team as the Poetry and Creative Futures Lead. Jamie-Lee hails from The Ohio State University receiving her Bachelors in Psychology with a minor in Education in 2012. Previously, she worked as a community organizer with The Amos Project to rally support for Cincinnati’s Preschool Promise.
Jamie-Lee will play a key role in organizing Elementz’ spoken word programming both at our center and in the community. She will have the special task of managing our annual teen poetry slam “Louder Than A Bomb Cincinnati.” Jamie-Lee’s additional lead role within Elementz is to encourage our teen members to explore creative careers options through our initiative known as “Creative Futures.” Jamie-Lee is eager to combine her passion for poetry and community organizing skills to progress the mission of Elementz. Elementz Creative Director Brother Abdullah says “Jamie-Lee has shown much enthusiasm to join us in our efforts to amplify the voices of Cincy’s inner city youth. We believe that her life experience and passion will make her an excellent member of the Elementz team and we hope that her experience with our organization will strengthen her profile as an upcoming community leader within our city.”