Minister Teresa Ervin, AS Biblical Studies and Theology, Activist and Founder of Hope City Center
Teresa completed her AS Degree at E‘ Aaron Christian University. She has worked in outreach ministry for more than 25 years in various capacities devoting her life to ministering to women.
Teresa began volunteering with Kairos Prison Ministry in 2010, LEAP (Ladies Empowerment Action Program) at Homestead Correctional Institution in 2011, and a volunteer at Hollywood Work Release in 2013. Teresa has experience mentoring and counseling both inside and outside prison. Her goal is to empower men and women to reach their destiny through the power of Jesus Christ.
Kevin E. Springs, BSW, MS Graduate Student, Activist and Founder Spring4Ward
Kevin E. Springs was born Rochester, NY., but raised in Evanston, IL. A great deal of his childhood was heavy with trauma leading to a very troubled adolescence and young adulthood. Many of the events in his young life lead to adult trauma-based decision-making, which led to drugs, homelessness, and ultimately incarceration.
In 1994 Kevin made what would be his last trauma-based decisions to leave all he’d known, and from Champaign, IL headed to Miami, FL. Armed with a 15 year old GED Kevin studied at Lindsey Hopkins Technical Education Center, Miami-Lakes Technical Education Center, Miami-Dade College, Florida International University, and is presently enrolled in Nova Southeastern University’s graduate program for Criminal Justice.
EXPERT AND SPEAKER, Kevin is a tirelessly, committed advocate/member of the formerly convicted/incarcerated population his agency Spring4Ward facilitates. Kevin has been fiscally supported by the Phil Bacon Urban Philanthropy Fund and Charity Services Centers. Kevin has spoken at The Hecky Powell Foundation, Westside Chicago Action Network,
The 2014 National Summit on Race, and speaker and consultant to the “Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorbliness” International Conference, The Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, as well as prisons, jails and universities.
Tamika Jones, AA Degree in General Studies from North Florida Community College located in Madison and her BA degree in Sociology and Anthropology from Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Ga
Tamika Jones is a lifetime resident in Greenville, Fl. (which is a small rural city about forty-five minutes away from our state capital, Tallahassee, FL). She completed her Master's Degree in Psychology from Kaiser University in February, 2016.
Tamika currently employed with MHM Services Inc. (Centurion) (which is a contract agency with the Florida Department of Corrections) as an Activity Technician.
Her goal is to eventually become a licensed mental health specialist with MHM Services Inc.Tamika’s passion comes from a lifetime encountering individual; men and women in her unity and in her community, needing resources and or coaching. Her goal is to provide shelter in there time of need.