The Village Hiring Announcement

The Village of Arts and Humanities Taps Top Talent in Arts and Social Justice to Join Organization

Six new team members to oversee a range of specialties, including programming, operations, communications, and special projects

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PHILADELPHIA– The Village of Arts and Humanities is thrilled to announce that it has added six new team members. The 36-year-old nonprofit, located in the Fairhill-Hartranft neighborhood in North Philadelphia, is a renowned model for ground-level work that blends art with social justice, neighborhood revitalization, and youth development. These new team members are respected leaders in arts and culture, social justice, nonprofit management, education, and communications.

“This is an incredible time to join The Village,” said Aviva Kapust, Executive Director of The Village of the Arts and Humanities. “These new team members will join us in tackling some of society’s most intractable issues — they are unbelievably talented, knowledgable, and compassionate, and we know that their work will benefit the organization, as well as the community we serve.”

The Village’s new team members include:

  • Precious Blake, Senior Operations Manager. Precious is a gifted artist, visual journalist, and nonprofit administrator. She co-develops systems and projects that center holistic wellness and liberatory visioning with and for arts and culture organizations. Precious has held leadership roles at top arts organizations and collectives, including The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Maryland State Arts Council, Black Womxn Flourish, and Arts Every Day.
Natalie Cerin
  • Nathalie Cerin, Youth Program Manager. Nathalie is an experienced musician, educator, and digital content creator. She previously worked in social services helping Philadelphians experiencing scarcity, holding roles at Broad Street Ministry, BuildaBridge International, and Episcopal Community Services. Nathalie is also the lead editor for Woy Magazine, an online platform that seeks to be a meeting place for Haitians in Haiti and abroad.
Brittany Holiday
  • Brittany Holiday, Director of Youth + Young Adult Programs. Brittany is an acclaimed youth and community advocate and artist. She has served in education and nonprofit leadership administration for more than a decade. Brittany is also a recipient of Billy Penn’s Who’s Next in Education Award and is a member of Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. She previously served on The Village’s Board of Directors.
Jeanette Lloyd
  • Jeanette Lloyd, Senior Manager, Special Projects. Jeanette is an artist, community builder, and cultural producer who choreographs complex projects while centering connections. She spearheaded the planning and execution of The Village’s nationally recognized Staying Power exhibition. Jeanette previously served as the Director of Marketing and Partnerships at Technically Media and worked as a marketing consultant for Media In Neighborhoods Group (MING). Jeanette and several of her friends recently published a children’s book titled “Who Botter Otter.”
Kareen Preble
  • Kareen Preble, Senior Communications Specialist. Kareen is an accomplished strategic communicator with a passion for storytelling, relationship-building, and social impact. Before joining The Village, she spent several years working at a public relations agency, where she represented clients in various industries, including nonprofits like the African American Museum in Philadelphia and The Enterprise Center. In this position, she led communications strategy, oversaw partnerships, and secured millions of media impressions for clients in national, local, and niche news outlets. She previously worked in television news, most recently as a producer at NBC10 Philadelphia, where she covered major stories impacting the region.
Briannah Stoves
  • Briannah Stoves, Youth Organizer – Youth Justice Campaign, Care, Not Control. Briannah (Bre) is a youth organizer with the Care, Not Control campaign, a coalition consisting of The Village, the Youth Sentencing & Reentry Project, the Youth Arts & Self-Empowerment Project, and the Juvenile Law Center. Bre uses poetry to share her experience as an incarcerated young person with the hopes that her story will resonate with others and demonstrate the need for a reimagination of the youth justice system.

The Village of Arts and Humanities uses art to envision and generate a thriving Fairhill-Hartranft neighborhood where Black community residents are leaders, stewards, and ultimate beneficiaries of reinvestment. The Village’s ideas and actions are informed by the expressed interests, observed needs, and trusted relationships with community residents. For more information, visit https://villagearts.org.