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"If you can't serve in the dark, you'll never be able to lead in the light."
Born and raised in Southeast Queens, Ty Hankerson is a gifted speaker, thinker and servant-leader. His life’s mission is to impact as many people as possible helping them reach their highest potential and destiny. Ty recognized his gift early on and with the help of many mentors, family and friends- he pushed passed societal limitations and expectations and advanced into his calling. Ty has had the privilege to inspire thousands of people through public speaking and community work. Most recently Ty was noted for being a co-organizer, along with his Pastor and church, of the Code Black Protest on Jamaica Avenue which garnered national attention on media outlets such as CNN, ABC, NY Post, TheShadeRoom and others, being highlighted by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, as it was the first time NYPD took a symbolic ‘knee’ with protestors. Ty has had the honor to serve as a Director with the Southern Queens Park Association (Roy Wilkins Park) empowering youth, a board member on the Queens Hospital Center Community Advisory Board and a member of the Jamaica Now Leadership Council as appointed by former Queens Borough President Melinda Katz. Ty is truly a SERVANT at heart and by calling and currently serves as oversight of the Community Activism ministry at the Excelling Church, and Director of Community Outreach for NYC Councilwoman Adrienne Adams.