ALL FOR 1

ALL FOR 1

The Air Force 1 has become a representation of hard work and determination just as much as style and fashion. We are recognizing local unsung heroes who love Air Force 1 and who are igniting change in their communities. They are all voices who understand that we are greater than the sum of our parts as we move forward all for 1.

The Air Force 1 has become a representation of hard work and determination just as much as style and fashion. We are recognizing local unsung heroes who love Air Force 1 and who are igniting change in their communities. They are all voices who understand that we are greater than the sum of our parts as we move forward all for 1.

JENNY DEMBROW

JENNY DEMBROW

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF LES GIRLS CLUB

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF LES GIRLS CLUB

Jenny Dembrow has been a part of the Lower Eastside Girls Club since it was founded in 1996. What began as a reaction to three boys only clubs in the neighborhood, has grown into a movement with national and global partner organizations. Two decades later, the organization still maintains its grassroots energy and progressive ethos, guided by a vision of social justice. “I don’t necessarily see myself as an unsung hero, I see myself as a person with purpose and I feel fortunate to be a vital part of this community helping to raise the next generation of leaders.” Jenny is pictured here with her extraordinary co-workers Valerie Polanco and Erikka James, which lends itself to the 1 for All spirit of the Girls Club. #allfor1 #af1

Jenny Dembrow has been a part of the Lower Eastside Girls Club since it was founded in 1996. What began as a reaction to three boys only clubs in the neighborhood, has grown into a movement with national and global partner organizations. Two decades later, the organization still maintains its grassroots energy and progressive ethos, guided by a vision of social justice. “I don’t necessarily see myself as an unsung hero, I see myself as a person with purpose and I feel fortunate to be a vital part of this community helping to raise the next generation of leaders.” Jenny is pictured here with her extraordinary co-workers Valerie Polanco and Erikka James, which lends itself to the 1 for All spirit of the Girls Club. #allfor1 #af1

MR. AND MRS. WHAMMY

MR. AND MRS. WHAMMY

BIGGEST BROOKLYN NETS FANS

BIGGEST BROOKLYN NETS FANS

If you’ve seen a Nets game, you’ve seen Mr. Whammy. With Mrs. Whammy at his side, he psyches out opposing teams and connects with fans from Brooklyn to Beijing.

 

Does he consider himself a hero? Nah. Just a fan. A fan who has fans. #allfor1 #af1

If you’ve seen a Nets game, you’ve seen Mr. Whammy. With Mrs. Whammy at his side, he psyches out opposing teams and connects with fans from Brooklyn to Beijing.

 

Does he consider himself a hero? Nah. Just a fan. A fan who has fans. #allfor1 #af1

SARACIEA FENNELL

SARACIEA FENNELL

FOUNDER OF BRONX BOOK FESTIVAL

FOUNDER OF BRONX BOOK FESTIVAL

Saraciea Fennell calls The Bronx “forgotten but beautiful”. We call it unsung.

 

When her borough lost it’s only bookstore. Saraciea got to work, creating The Bronx Book Festival to bring not just books, but literary opportunities to her borough.

 

And the community showed up. In a way that only The Bronx can. Now, there’s a new future being written for her community. But she’s not taking credit. She’s just putting in work.

 

That’s an unsung hero. #allfor1 #af1

Saraciea Fennell calls The Bronx “forgotten but beautiful”. We call it unsung.

 

When her borough lost it’s only bookstore. Saraciea got to work, creating The Bronx Book Festival to bring not just books, but literary opportunities to her borough.

 

And the community showed up. In a way that only The Bronx can. Now, there’s a new future being written for her community. But she’s not taking credit. She’s just putting in work.

 

That’s an unsung hero. #allfor1 #af1

BRIANA OWENS

BRIANA OWENS

FOUNDER OF SPIKED SPIN

FOUNDER OF SPIKED SPIN

It all started with the music. While creating playlists for a Spin Class she was leading, Briana Owens decided that her culture needed its own wellness classes with not only better music, but also with better messages.

 

Spike Spin was born, and it quickly grew beyond the playlist to become an active empowerment program for people of color.

 

Not for fame. Not for herself. For her community. #allfor1 #af1

It all started with the music. While creating playlists for a Spin Class she was leading, Briana Owens decided that her culture needed its own wellness classes with not only better music, but also with better messages.

 

Spike Spin was born, and it quickly grew beyond the playlist to become an active empowerment program for people of color.

 

Not for fame. Not for herself. For her community. #allfor1 #af1

MARK BUSTOS

MARK BUSTOS

HAIRSTYLIST AND HUMANITARIAN

HAIRSTYLIST AND HUMANITARIAN

Mark Bustos isn't here to make himself look good. He's here to make others look good. He travels the world giving free haircuts to the homeless.

 

From women transitioning out of prostitution in Nicaragua to homeless kids in The Philippines, to people struggling on The Bowery in NYC, Mark just wants to help.

 

Because if you help a person, they help the next. It's that simple. That's how an unsung hero does it. #allfor1 #af1

Mark Bustos isn't here to make himself look good. He's here to make others look good. He travels the world giving free haircuts to the homeless.

 

From women transitioning out of prostitution in Nicaragua to homeless kids in The Philippines, to people struggling on The Bowery in NYC, Mark just wants to help.

 

Because if you help a person, they help the next. It's that simple. That's how an unsung hero does it. #allfor1 #af1

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